A charming 28-room hotel in smart Seefeld, the Seegarten was a very personal project for proprietor Peter Berkemer, who had noticed a lack of stylish hotels in Zürich. Drawing on an aesthetic honed by his 20 years in the fashion industry, the result is stylish, individual and deliberately homely.
There is no unifying style, apart from simple good taste; all rooms share cream walls and elegant bathrooms with English style fittings, splashes of colour come from the oh-so-covetable vintage Swiss tourism posters from Peter’s own collection and unique pieces scattered throughout – here a Persian carpet, there an unusual lamp or chicly upholstered chair.
Guests are drawn from a panoply of industries, including opera singers performing at the nearby Opera House. Guests often attend the opera by night and bump into the operatic stars over breakfast the next morning. Latino, the Italian restaurant downstairs is warmly welcoming with terracotta floors and deep red walls.