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Hotelleriesuisse – Swiss Hotel Association

We are proud to announce that THE VIEW Lugano has obtained a 5-star superior rating in the wellness, gastronomic and business hotel categories and has been awarded as 3rd place as best Design Hotel in Switzerland by Hotelleriesuisse.

The Hotelleriesuisse classification system for hotel companies in Switzerland was established in 1979 and has been perfected and adapted ever since to the changing needs of guests.

According to this rigorous classification system, a Superior hotel like THE VIEW Lugano, offers a particularly wide range of services and the maintenance is above average compared to traditional 5-star hotels.

THE VIEW Lugano has therefore been classified with the highest possible rating as one of the leading hotels in Switzerland, not only for it’s hotel services but also with regards to the wellness area of ​​THE VIEW SPA, the gastronomic offerings of THE VIEW Lugano Fine Dining Restaurant and for it’s business services.


Mountain Trail and Outdoor Fitness Circuit

Via Guidino’s Nature Trail located on the slopes of Monte San Salvatore offers splendid views of the Ceresio Lake and can be accessed directly from the hotel. The trail covers 1.6 km of trail on the mountain side and has 15 work-out stations expertly designed by physical fitness specialists and technicians to exercise a variety of different muscle sets, improving well-being and motor development. All the exercises are designed to be suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.

The elements that make up the different stations are made from pine wood, treated in an autoclave with ecological salts, to remove all bacteria and ensure maximum safety and durability over time. A valuable illustrative poster displayed at each station, explains how each exercise may be carried out but in order to ensure the most effective and stimulating work out, an expert personal trainer can be arranged through THE VIEW Lugano to personalize your outdoor session.

CHF 80.-: Nature Trail Circuit Training for a one-hour session with a Personal Trainer.

Another star chef at THE VIEW Lugano

On Monday, November 26th in Lugano, the third evening of the autumn edition of Dining with the Stars took place. This gastronomic event organized in partnership with Martino Crespi events, hosts chefs of excellence at THE VIEW Fine Dining.

The star of the evening was Chef Emanuele Scarello, who delighted guests with his dishes, expertly paired with the well known wines of the Ferrari Trento Winery.

Attending the event were a many important guests and well known personalities, such as the famous fashion influencer Tamu McPherson.



THE VIEW Lugano is proud to announce that it has been awarded 14 points in the Gault & Millau Guide of 2019, a prestigious recognition for the cuisine of THE VIEW Fine Dining, led by Chef Mauro Grandi.

The restaurant THE VIEW Fine Dining, offers unique gastronomic experiences in an exceptional location. In perfect harmony with the Planhotel Hospitality Group’s philosophy, the menus stand out for their exclusivity and their variety. The kitchen, led by chef Mauro Grandi, combines tradition, creativity and local ingredients to produce dishes of extraordinary flavor and surprising details, enhanced by the beautiful location and its breathtaking view of Lake Lugano.

For more information or reservations ristorante@theviewlugano.ch

THE VIEW presents “Reflections on the lake”, an exhibition by Omar Galliani

WOPART was the perfect opportunity to inaugurate “Reflections on the lake” an exhibition by Italian artist Omar Galliani. Galliani has works exhibited in some of the most important museums in the world and is considered one of the most interesting personalities of contemporary art.

On Saturday 22nd September, Maestro Galliani inaugurated his exhibition at an evening event dedicated to WOPART.

His exhibition can be viewed from September 2nd to November 30th and is set up in different areas of the hotel; the journey guides the viewer through a series of unpublished works that demonstrates the artist’s sensitivity, his technique and his suggestive images and explores the relationship with the lake and the poetry of water.

The exhibition also includes an unpublished work created by the Maestro specifically for THE VIEW Lugano called “Blu Oltremare”, which can be seen hanging in one of the two luxurious suites overlooking the lake.

Summer Break in Lugano

Imagine sipping a glass of champagne to the sound of soul stomping jazz and blues while enjoying a wonderful view on the lake of Lugano.

The Ticino region and in particular the city of Lugano is incredibly beautiful during the summer. The balmy Mediterranean climate, lush vegetation, majestic mountains and spectacular lake, all make the destination an ideal place to spend an exclusive holiday.

As if the natural stage wasn’t enough, the summer season in Lugano is filled with exciting events, open air live music, theatre and dance. There is something to satisfy everyone!

The “Long Lake Festival” which starts in late June and lasts until the 23rd of July, brings the city of Lugano to life for an entire month, offering good music, shows, theatre, performances, encounters and street art. “Lugano Estival Jazz”, is a premier musical event set in the beautiful Piazzas of Lugano and Mendrisio which attracts thousands of Jazz and World Music fans each year.

The “Blues to Bop” event will take place later in the summer and for three nights Lugano becomes a great open-air theatre, offering more than 60 hours of free, live music on 4 different stages. The event will also take place in Morcote for an evening.

In Locarno, just 40 minutes from Lugano the “Moon and Stars” event will host 10 days of pop-rock music in one of the most spectacular squares of Europe: Piazza Grande in Locarno. International stars like Tom Jones, Pharrell Williams, and Earth Wind and Fire, will perform for thousands of spectators.

At the exclusive “7° Hublot Polo Cup” in Ascona more than 70 pure bred horses will attract thousands of spectators for an exclusive Polo tournament in a spectacular setting.

Not to be missed is the exciting “Titanic – The Musical” which takes place on a stage on the lake off the village of Melide.

To ensure an unforgettable experience, stay in one of the stunning Junior Suites of the brand new boutique hotel THE VIEW Lugano and take part in these events while enjoying the a little luxury, relaxation and excellent service.

Sports and free time in Lugano

Take advantage of your free time to enjoy some of your favourite sports or even try some new ones. Lugano is a city that offers so much in terms of sports and leisure:

Golf – In Lugano, golf has been a tradition since the early 20’s. The Golf Club of Lugano is located a short distance from the international airport of Agno. The beautiful 18hole course is suitable for all levels of players.

Climbing – There are many good climbing areas around Ticino. One of the most characteristic climbing routes, is undoubtedly “I Denti della Vecchia” (The Teeth of the Old Woman). Contact the hotel for more information about the climbing routes in Lugano and its surroundings!

Hot air Balloon – A Hot Air Balloon flight over Ticino is an exciting and unforgettable experience.

Mountain biking – Enjoy an exciting day out on a mountain bike along the many trails around Ticino. Different levels are all catered for and the magnificent scenery will make the experience extra special.

Spa & Pool – If you prefer to spend your free time resting and relaxing visit the Spa at THE VIEW where you can enjoy the benefits of a salt room, a sauna, a hammam, a Kneip Path, a pool, thalasso treatments as well as a number of different beauty and wellness treatments provided by out highly qualified staff.

Please contact info@theviewlugano.ch for all information regarding the activities listed and for any additional information you may require.

The Arts and Museums

If you love art, Lugano is a city with much to offer. Lugano has kept its age-old tradition intact and its great beauty. Several museums are located around the city and below is a list of a number of these:

Cantonal Art Museum – Established in 1987 the Cantonal Art Museum is located in the centre of Lugano and is an important meeting point for cultural activities in Ticino. The museum is a window into international arts and embraces, in particular, the artistic development of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The museum also houses a library and a video library available to researchers, students and the general public. Among the relevant works, those of the sculptor Vincenzo Vela, the painters Filippo Franzoni and Varlin and those of more modern artists such as Edmondo Dobrzanski and Massimo Cavalli stand out.
The Swiss foundation of Photography is present in Cantonal Art Museum.

Spazio -1 – This galley hosts a collection of about 150 contemporary art works from the 60s to the present belonging to the collectors Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati.
Spazio -1 is open from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., by appointment only.

Fondazione Lindenberg Villa Pia – This art Foundation houses a large collection of oils, pastels, watercolours and photos belonging to the artist Erich Lindenberg. This space was created in 2008, about two years after the death of the artist who lived between Monaco and Berlin. Mareen Koch created this structure for scientific conservation and elaboration purposes, to allow the public to rediscover the value of art’s history.
The exhibition space is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Museum of the Radio – Established on the seventieth anniversary of the birth of the Radio, this museum shows the evolution of the radio from the thirties to the present, with particular reference to the area of Ticino. The museum was conceived and created by the Radio Association, and it is located on Monte Ceneri.

Chocolate Museum – The Alprose chocolate museum allows visitors to discover the world of chocolate from the beginnings of its history to present day, and from the first production plants, to the myriad chocolate qualities currently produced. The museum houses a vast collection of interesting chocolate related objects and the attention to detail makes this museum a very interesting visit. Furthermore, its location in Switzerland, a country historically rich in the tradition of production of chocolate, makes the museum even more relevant.

Discovering the Lake of Lugano

The Lake of Lugano offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. Spending some free time on the lakeshore is a perfect way to relax and have fun in close contact with nature. Below, we have some suggestions of interesting activities to enjoy during your stay.

Sailing – Learn all the techniques of sailing while enjoying the sunny climate of Lugano.

Water skiing – Enjoy the thrill of water skiing on the Lake; an experience of a lifetime.

Underwater Sports – If the underwater world fascinates you, then, a stay in Lugano can be the perfect occasion to try scuba diving in the Lugano Lake.

Private cruise – A perfect way to enjoy the lake, breath a little fresh air and really relax , is on board a private cruise! Spend a day with your friends and family and discover all that the lake has to offer.

To discover – There are several small, typical and scenic villages on the shores of the lake of Lugano and Gandria, Melide, Morcote and Caslano are just a few of them.

For more information, please go to web@theviewlugano.com