WELCOME AT THE CASTLE

Urspelt Castle

         

Located in a peaceful setting just outside a small, picturesque village, the Chateau d’Urspelt, which dates back to the 18th century, has recently undergone an extensive restoration. Great care has been taken to respect the chateau’s cultural heritage and furnish all the comfort and charm
of a very elegant 4-star luxury hotel.

The Chateau d’Urspelt is also the ideal place to hold your wedding or any other important ceremony, thanks to its large reception hall that can accommodate 500 people, its spacious, elegant interior courtyard and its superb garden. A comprehensive selection of theme parties and entertainment is available to make your celebration unforgettable and in keeping with your personal wishes.

Finally, the Chateau d’Urspelt is the perfect choice for seminars and company rewards. Various fully equipped rooms that can be adapted to meet your needs will accommodate your guests for business meetings, training sessions and team building. You will discover that the chateau has a wide selection of formulas as well as attractive, entertaining activities that can be tailored to suit your every wish.

Because of its historical, architectural and aesthetic importance, the Chateau d’Urspelt has been classified as a National Monument of Luxemburg.

HISTORY

A fascinating story

         

The origins of the chateau date back more than 300 years. Over three centuries the building has seen its share of vicissitudes and long court cases between its previous owners.

This was the case right up until 1862 when a certain Armand Bouvier became its master and started carrying out important renovation work on it.

He paid particular attention to the gardens, which still retain their overall original design today. In particular, he is to be thanked for the wonderful path lined with elms. This exceptional tree has now become a rarity in the region.

The chateau suffered a great deal of damage during the Second World War. Requisitioned by the Germans, this almost sacred institution became their local command post for the north of Luxemburg.

At the height of the Battle of Ardennes, it was abandoned to US soldiers (26th Inf “Yankee Division”) who settled in for the harsh winter of 1944. To keep themselves warm, these soldiers were to tear down and burn part of its precious woodwork.

Picture : US Major General Willard S. Paul

Neglected from that time on, the chateau gradually began to disappear behind overgrown vegetation and be forgotten by the local people.

But this was only until a certain day in 2005 when Mr. Freddy Lodomez, an entrepreneur with a passion for restoration and national heritage, literally fell in love with the chateau and decided to acquire it and bring it back to its former glory. He aimed to achieve a happy alchemy of past and present, authentic and modern, comfort and practicality.

For three years, about a hundred craftsmen worked non-stop, with the greatest respect for local traditions and what remained of the existing building, to return the chateau to its former beauty and splendour.

A DEEP RESPECT OF HERITAGE

The castle today

         

The castle today

         

The original chateau contains the residential part of the building. On three floors, it boasts 55 4-star bedrooms, which have been luxuriously fitted out, a magnificently decorated ‘honeymoon suite’, two fitness and leisure areas with sauna, spa, whirlpool, Turkish bath, relaxation room and solarium, a large dining room, three lounges and two fully equipped seminar rooms.

A monumental portico links the original chateau building to the ‘Old Farm’ wing, which houses the reception area and offers a cafe-restaurant with terrace, ‘Diane’, the large gala room that was created in the loft area and has room for up to 500 people, and two ultra modern, professional kitchens.

As for the outdoor areas, they surround the large, paved, central courtyard and comprise a magnificent garden with a fountain, a 5 acre orchard and a free private car park for 120 vehicles.

Everything has been designed to make your visit, stay or event an unforgettable one.

OUR VALUES

Social responsibility

         

Social responsibility

         

Château d’Urspelt is committed to integrating sustainability into our core business strategy. We are dedicated to providing unmatched customer service; improving our environmental impact; considering the needs of our guests, partners and employees; and contributing to the wellbeing of the local community.

Values

Our pursuit of sustainability is empowered by the following overarching values :

  • Empowerment – Take ownership, learn and develop your abilities
  • Service – Make every guest feel welcome every minute of every day
  • Passion – Be committed and excited about your work
  • Respect – Treat everyone as you want to be treated and value diversity
  • Integrity – Be personally accountable. Embrace the highest standards
  • Teamwork – Everyone contributes to our success. It takes a great team to make us great

Sustainability commitments

As the first historical facility in Luxembourg to obtain the Eco Label Gold certification, Château d’Urspelt is committed to protecting the environment long-term.

As signatories of the UN Global Compact, Chateau d’Urspelt recognizes that companies have a responsibility to respect human rights across their operations.