Superbly located in Lugano’s elegant residential section, Collina d’Oro (gold hill), stands the former private residence and present luxury hotel Relais & Chateaux Villa Principe Leopoldo. Commissioned in 1926 as a summer residence for Prince Friedrich Leopoldo the residence is certainly fit for a king. A stone’s throw away from downtown Lugano and the airport, Villa Principe Leopoldo is the ideal starting point to discover Lugano, its lake and the entire Ticino region.
Villa Principe Leopoldo consists of 37 rooms and suites in the Villa and 38 rooms in the Residence, all airy and decorated elegantly, extremely bright, roomy and comfortable; all rooms have a balcony overlooking the garden or the lake of Lugano.
The award winning gourmet Restaurant Principe Leopoldo offers the very best of French cuisine and Italian ingredients under Chef Ranza’s masterful guidance. The interior is elegantly decorated with stuccoes, paintings, art objects, antique furniture and oriental carpets. There’s also an ample choice of grappas, port wines, cognacs and vintage year malt whiskies. The Principe Piano Bar & Lounge offers an exclusive selection of excellent cocktails and wines, champagne accompanied every evening by live music on the panoramic terrace. The Limonaia, a winter garden, is equipped with a terrace with lookout point, where in mild weather an extensive breakfast is served.
Whether it is a tennis match on the hotels courts, a swim in one of the heated outdoor pools or a workout in the fitness centre with a personal trainer there are plenty of exercise options. For total well-being, the Kiso Spa, a veritable paradise, offers a relaxing ambience with personalised treatments based on its own top quality cosmetic line.