For a tourist town Lucerne has always suffered the problem of having too few hotel rooms available. As of today this has changed as a new Holiday Inn has just opened in the Mattenhof area in Kriens. The hotel has 160 rooms which start at CHF 135.- a night, with a direct connection to downtown Lucerne (with the S Bahn) this hotel will hopefully solve some of the overnight issues currently faced by the city. A second Holiday Inn is scheduled to open in 2023 in Kriens. PS: Does anyone know what is going with the Hotel Fox?
As it becomes more and more evident that we should all become more eco-aware, it may be surprising to some that there is discussion for the GA (the yearly train ticket) price to be hiked up in some cases by 35% in the coming years. Arguing that the GA is currently too cheap (really?) the transport association CH Direct is arguing for the hike. Surely if we are asking people to leave their cars behind we should be making public transport cheaper not more expensive.
When the last train has arrived (and left) the main train station, workers can be seen mounting huge digital boards at the front of the platforms. This will be a 100 metre long digital display which should be completed by the end of the month.
The National Fitness centre is getting a facelift. As of June this month and until the end of 2020, all of the sauna and relax area as well as the changing rooms will be completely remodeled. The studio will continue to be open during this time, with some areas being closed at various stages.