The Aga Khan was there, as were François Mitterand, Tina Turner and Igor Stravinsky, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, Björn Borg and Alain Prost. The famous Hotel Splendide Royal wears its name like a badge of honour. And with good reason, too. For this hotel has been the number one address in Lugano for a good one hundred years. And not just for the rich and famous, but for all those wishing to explore the fascinating world of Ticino or visiting the region on business.
Breathe in deeply please, because it was not by chance that this lovingly refurbished hotel, with its individually designed rooms and outstanding spa facilities, was originally built in 1878 as a sanatorium where people came to take the air. This is where the Bernese Oberland shows its most natural side. Today the hotel, lake and country park all belong together and offer guests an experience like no other in Switzerland. Attractive conference facilities and the Gault Millau rated restaurant make this hotel just perfect.
The main building of the Pensiun is the 400-year-old former farmhouse that has been converted into a holiday domicile. Here, guests meet one another in the bright and open restaurant which has placed the accent on regional, seasonal and organic dishes. Guests are pampered exclusively with vegetarian cuisine three times a week. Particular emphasis is given to the selection and recommendation of excellent wines. Visitors wishing to relax in a quiet atmosphere after their meal can withdraw to the 'Kaminstübli'.