Marriott’s Schloss Fuschl Hotel To Become Rosewood

Marriott’s Schloss Fuschl Hotel To Become Rosewood

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Schloss Fuschl, a luxury resort in Austria, will be undergoing a major renovation and changing management.

Schloss Fuschl closing as Marriott Luxury Collection hotel

Schloss Fuschl, a Marriott Luxury Collection property near Salzburg, Austria, will be closing as of September 1, 2022. For context, this luxury property is located on the shores of Lake Fuschl, surrounded by mountains and forests, so it’s a pretty gorgeous setting that feels like it’s right out of a fairytale.

The property has quite a bit of history — the 15th century landmark was initially constructed as a castle, to serve as a country escape for Austrian royalty. The original structure of the complex dates all the way back to 1450.

Schloss Fuschl first opened as a hotel in 1954, so it has been welcoming guests continuously for nearly 70 years. This was certainly one of the more charming Marriott properties in Europe, and I know it’ll be missed by many Bonvoy loyalists.

Schloss Fuschl Hotel

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl opening late 2023

It has been announced that Rosewood will be taking over management of Schloss Fuschl, as the hotel undergoes a major renovation. The hotel is expected to reopen in late 2023, so you can expect that the renovation will take over a year.

With the full renovation, you can expect an update to the structure of the buildings, as well as the grounds. The hotel will feature 98 guest rooms, including 46 suites and six chalets. The Rosewood Schloss Fuschl will also feature new dining concepts, as well as Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative well-being concept, with eight spa treatment rooms, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center.

This will mark Rosewood’s second property in Austria, after the Rosewood Vienna, which recently opened. Rosewood is also planning on opening a property in Munich in 2023, which isn’t too far from Salzburg.

For those not familiar with Rosewood, the luxury hotel group has roughly 30 properties at the moment, though it has almost the same number of properties in the pipeline. I’d say Rosewood competes most closely with Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental, in terms of footprint, service, and pricing.

Schloss Fuschl Hotel

Bottom line

Schloss Fuschl is undergoing a refresh, and as part of that we can also expect a rebranding. The hotel will no longer be a Marriott Luxury Collection property, but will instead join Rosewood. I’m sad to see it will no longer be possible to earn & redeem points for stays at this hotel, though I’m happy to see this hotel will be undergoing a refresh, as it was starting to be a bit past its prime.

To those familiar with the property, what do you make of this Schloss Fuschl news?

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  1. Sara Guest

    I'm excited about this. I really love the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, and in my mind, I think this could be a similar experience with lovely local dining and experiences.

  2. Lex Guest

    This is I think the second Luxury Collection property that announced a new operator this year. Cristallo in Cortina d' Ampezzo, Italy announced it'll be switching to Mandarin Oriental after it's renovation.

    1. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

      I suspect more hotels will be leaving. Lots of 25-30-35 year agreements are probably expiring.

  3. Coska Guest

    Why didn’t you talk about the history of the place DURING WW2 : it’s was the residency of Ribbentrop to receive Nazi leaders

  4. HC Guest

    As others have noted here, I would almost always choose a Rosewood over a FS... however, it will take a ton of cash to refurb Schloss Fuschl to the Rosewood standard, so should be interesting to watch to say the least...

  5. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

    Interesting to see another high-end property leaving Marriott. And they're renovating, so they can't be leaving Marriott because they refused to renovate. It would be interesting to know whether this was a Marriott-managed property. Maybe Marriott's management fees were too high. Or the hotel owner thought Marriott is no longer a desirable brand since it doesn't effectively enforce brand standards to protect the "good" properties from the "bad" properties.

  6. Matthew Guest

    Do you have any news about the Sheraton Schloss Fuschl Hotel Jagdhof, just up the road from this one? They closed down during the pandemic but I was recently told they’ll be reopening in December, any idea if it will remain with Marriott?

  7. Stuart Guest

    The location and property are breathtaking but when last there two years ago it was in desperate need of a remodel, especially the rooms which were far from luxury. This will be one heck of a renovation to get to Rosewood standards but probably well worth it in the end. It’s very popular with wealthy Munich residents for weekend getaways.

    1. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

      Hey Ben, do you have any stats on hotels leaving big brands and switching to others? I feel like I could search your articles and find a few dozen cases of independent hotels leaving the big brands orbits and moving to others. Would be an interesting article. Also, what are these brands doing to "replace", the properties in question? It can't all be filled with new construction.

  8. Robert D Guest

    Just stayed at my first Rosewood last weekend, the Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. I thought it was pretty great, but not quite as good as most Four Seasons I have stayed at. Will have to try some of their other properties.

  9. Carl New Member

    It's sad that Marriott is unable to retain luxury properties. Too bad this property would not try to make it continue to work as Luxury Collection. It seems like there has been a fair amount of attrition from the Luxury Collection as it was under Starwood

  10. Jk Guest

    Rosewood considers itself an even higher caliber than FS or MO in terms of hard product. But the soft product still needs at lot of work.

  11. A M Guest

    Terrific!!

    Stayed at this property in 2015. The setting is absolutely amazing, but even back then I felt the rooms needed a makeover. The service was also a bit lacking back then. I guess the combination of Rosewood renovation and hospitality standard is definitely welcome news.

  12. TravelinWilly Diamond

    That’s good news!

    Rosewood is generally awesome.

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TravelinWilly Diamond

That’s good news! Rosewood is generally awesome.

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Sara Guest

I'm excited about this. I really love the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, and in my mind, I think this could be a similar experience with lovely local dining and experiences.

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FNT Delta Diamond Guest

I suspect more hotels will be leaving. Lots of 25-30-35 year agreements are probably expiring.

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