Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

The Dolder Grand
A glamorous resort hotel outside central Zürich, the Dolder Grand is perfect for some indulgent R&R alongside more metropolitan fun
Spa at the Dolder Grand
A 43,000-square-foot, Foster + Partners designed temple of zen calmness with fabulous treatments, a stunning pool and city views
The Spice Gourmet
The Restaurant
For traditional Savoyarde cuisine and speciality dishes – all at a fraction of the resort price options - venture out on the bus to this homely hideaway.
No 2
A small two story house is the setting for a world of boutique treasures.
Savoy Baur en Ville
A bastion of old school glamour, this is the hotel of choice for visiting heads of state, CEOs and other bigwigs.
Asia at Tao’s
An oasis of oriental chic tucked away in the Altstadt, Tao's menu embraces Asia in its entirety
Nietturm Fumoir LaSalle
A stunning glass cube sailing high above the Schiffbau, Nietturm has amazing panoramic views of the city skyline and an extensive list of spirits and cocktails
Baur au Lac
Elegant and luxurious, the Baur au Lac sits in stately grandeur in its own park, just metres away from the lake and Bahnhofstrasse's high-octane shopping.
Boat Hire
Zürich can swelter in summer, so take to the lake to escape the heat
Rico’s Kunststuben
With two Michelin stars, 19 Gault Millau points and a reputation as one of Europe's best restaurants, it's hard not to have high expectations when you enter Rico's Kunststuben
The Widder
Zurich's most stylish hotel, The Widder combines superlative design with a charming Altstadt location and one of Zurich's most decadent bars.
Blaue Ente
Beloved by courting couples, Blaue Ente is perfect for a celebratory evening or impressing on a first date
Trois Pommes The Shoe Gallery
Tower above the competition in sky-high heels from Trois Pommes The Shoe Gallery
Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac
Smart business hotel housed in a grand 1920s lakeside building
Kronenhalle
Eden au Lac
One of Zürich's smartest hotels, the Eden au Lac has been a favourite of financial bigwigs and other visiting VIPs for close to 100 years.
Sein
Understated and elegant, Michelin-starred Sein has a coolly contemporary interior and superlative cooking
Jimmy Choo
Mykita
Opera House
An elegant neo-baroque building near the lake, the Zürich Opera House has been keeping crowds enthralled since its first performance of Wagner's Lohengrin in 1891
Türler
Treat yourself to a bling-tastic piece of wrist-candy from Türler
Tabak Lädeli
Harnessing the days when smoking was the height of sophistication, Tabak Lädeli sells an extensive range of cigars
Sprüngli
Leave the calorie-counting at the door and step inside for beautiful, belly-busting delights
Mädler
Carry your belongings in something stylish from Mädler, with bags for every occasion
Miu Miu
Kleinbasel / Claudia Güdel
Business attire gets a fashion-forward makeover at this store on Bäckerstrasse
Gübelin
Clock-watch in style at Gübelin, where watches are an art form
Münsterhof
A restaurant of two halves; the casual Unten is perfect for a light lunch and foodies will revel in the fine dining Oben's tasting menus
Lumière
An atmospheric French restaurant, Lumière's classic brasserie styling and large windows make it as warmly welcoming in winter as it is light and airy in su
Kronenhalle
Pure old school glamour; Kronenhalle's brasserie-style dining room has a fin de siècle elegance and walls adorned with paintings by Chagall, Miró, Klee, Braque and Picasso
Heugümper
A step away from Paradeplatz, Swiss fusion restaurant Heugümper has a cosy, laid-back charm that has kept diners coming back for 10 years.
Storchen Zürich
Follow in the illustrious footsteps of princes, envoys, alchemists, artists and musicians at the classically elegant Storchen
Alden Hotel Splügenschloss
Combining superlative design with great charm, this bijoux five-star hotel has a home away from home vibe.
Griederbar Zürich
A stylish cafe in Zürich's most stylish department store, Griederbar's shady terrace overlooking Bahnhofstrasse is a local favourite
Confiserie Sprüngli
A local institution, no trip to Zürich would be complete without swinging by this Paradeplatz landmark for a mid-morning coffee and Luxembergli
Café Schober
A feast to the eyes as well as the tummy, the charmingly intimate Café Schober serves up the best apfel strudel in town
Café Felix
Confiserie Teuscher's frou-frou riverside café opened in 2008 but its classic lines make it feel like a Zürich fixture
Rössli Bar
A local secret, the pint-sized Rössli is very, very well stocked, with an excellent selection of whisky, some interesting wines by the glass and well-made cocktails
Odeon Café-Bar
A cult bar with an illustrious list of former patrons, Odeon has an elegant Viennese coffee house feel

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