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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Blaue Ente
Beloved by courting couples, Blaue Ente is perfect for a celebratory evening or impressing on a first date
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Widder Bar
Oozing sophistication, the Widder's bar is considered Switzerland’s best whisky bar, showcasing over 250 bottles of whisky alongside Zürich's most extensive cocktail list
Old Fashion Bar
A popular post-work meeting place for Zürich’s elite of all ages, Old Fashion bar has hunting-lodge-chic decor and serves a mean club sandwich
Kaufleuten Hof/Pelikanbar
One of Zürich's most famous venues, Kaufleuten is a multi-tasking space, home to two bars, two clubs and a restaurant
Helvetia Bar
Redolent of history, the ‘Helvti’ had a ringside seat to the 1980 riots, but these days there is more Rioja than revolution going down on faded green leather banquettes
Jules Verne Panoramabar
Views and cocktails: a magic combination and Jules Verne Panoramabar has both in abundance
Kaufleuten
A large, elegant restaurant-club-bar, Kaufleuten is one of Zürich's most famous clubs, playing host to Madonna and Prince in its heyday
Vock
An Aladdin's cave of wonders, Vock is an antique-hunter's dream
Laredo
Walk a mile in designer shoes from Laredo
Franziska Gnos
Accessories maketh the outfit, and nobody knows this better than Franziska Gnos
Christine Nagel
Part-workshop, part shop, you'll find all that glitters is gold at Christina Nagel
Beyer Chronometrie
As Switzerland's oldest watch shop, Beyer Chronometrie has an excellent reputation
Atame
Sassy, sexy and sophisticated; dress-up clothes for grown-ups
Bally
When it comes to making you look good, Bally has hit the nail on the head with its three-floored flagship store

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