Baur au Lac
Talstrasse 1, Kreis 1
Tel: 044 220 50 20
One of Zürich’s top addresses, the Baur au Lac sits in stately grandeur in its own park, just metres away from both the lake and Bahnhofstrasse. Behind the neoclassical façade a constant stream of renovations have kept it a favourite of European Royals, composers, artists and film stars over the decades, not to mention a loyal clientele of frequent business travellers. A recent round of renovations saw the creation of the stunning fine dining Pavillon restaurant and 22 new rooms. Whilst the entrance hall and corridors have a traditional feel the newly renovated rooms are a stylish blend of Art Deco-influenced sleek design and state-of-the-art technology. Spacious marble bathrooms complete the picture. In summer, guests and Zürchers alike seek respite from the heat at the stylish outdoor Terrasse bar and café. In winter, the darkly chic Rive Gauche restaurant is popular for its classic French menu and stellar martinis. One of Switzerland’s oldest family-owned luxury hotels, emphasis is placed on superlative service, with all staff required to speak three languages. Classic luxury.
Taken from Hg2 Zurich by Sara Townsend, out 2011
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