The Dolder Grand Hotel opened its doors in 1899 and is now considered to be one of Switzerland's best hotels. Set right on the edge of the woods, it could not be considered all that central but is wonderfully peaceful. The wedding cake-like building with its charming romantic turrets sits above the town in a sort of majesty, affording a fabulous view over Zurich. In this hotel, the notion of 'customer as king' is no illusion. The fact that the hotel's own golf course (for which a handicap is obligatory) was in the swing of things as early as 1907, speaks volumes. The rooms and suites are very generous in size; rather than being garish and over-extravagant, they ooze chic understated elegance, with soft colors and comfortable bourgeois-style furniture creating a stylish setting. For those seeking some entertainment out on the town, the 'Dolder Bus' runs into the town center and is free to hotel guests (M-Sa).
The Widders Hotel began as eight private houses which were joined in a rather elaborate renovation between 1990 and 1995. The result is a wonderfully-detailed, interlocking structure - home to service of the highest caliber and intemperate luxury. The rooms are as fascinating as they are varied. None of the floor plans are similar and the interior design spans many styles, from fine classic to chic and modern. Guests who have enjoyed their hospitality and discreet approach include Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cindy Crawford. Another plus point has to be the Widder Bar, which has introduced the most diverse of the jazz greats to its audiences. Pets are allowed on request.
Check yourself into opulent rooms at the Hyatt in this beautiful city, for a luxurious and memorable stay. Located in the financial district, just minutes away from the major tourist and shopping areas, the hotel is fully-accessible, with a host of facilities that live up to its name. If you are here on business, make sure you avail of the large meeting space and amenities. Evening plans could involve you draping yourself over a stool at the lavish Onyx Bar downstairs, with a hand-rolled cigar and a shot glass; or, you could also enjoy a nightcap from the mini-bar in the comfort of your sink-me-into-it bed with non-allergenic pillows and the lighting turned down. Sets the mood for some romance, doesn't it?
Housed in the former Hürlimann Brewery, B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa is an intimate idyll in the heart of Zurich offering travelers a peerless and unique stay experience steeped in luxury. Historic elements from its past are still evident in the hotel's decor, from the high vaulted ceilings to the well-preserved barrels; other than that amenities and services are very modern and indulgent. Highlights during your stay will include the hotel's iconic spa and library lounge. The spa, opened in 2010, is a one-of-a-kind luxe-den where guests can pamper themselves with treatments, thermal baths and exclusive spa services. The library has a collection of over 33,000 books, and is a good place to wind down with coffee or wine. Call ahead for reservations and inquiries.
This modern 13-story building is in proximity to the major train stations, and affords views of the Limmat River from the premises. There is also a shuttle-service to Zürich-Kloten Airport. The Zürich Marriott is a deluxe modern hotel that is especially suited to business needs. It has 260 rooms (422 beds). Non-smoking rooms are also available. The Marriott also has parking facilities, two restaurants, a bar and an in-house hairdressing salon. The indoor pool can be used free of charge as can the spa. As is to be expected from a hotel of this kind, conference facilities are available.
Hotel Helmhaus is centrally located near the waterways, just 50 steps along Limmatquai and Limmat will take you to Bellevue. With its great atmosphere and numerous charming cafés and bars, this area is a popular one for taking a stroll or just to pass away the time. This hotel does not have its own restaurant and is aimed at the upper middle classes, placing a lot of emphasis on a round the clock, personal service. The charming old town hotel with its 25 tastefully decorated rooms (50 beds in total) is extremely inviting. All rooms have the usual luxuries such as air conditioning, fax and modem connections. One disadvantage though is that there is no hotel parking. The superb location and charm of the place are enough to warrent a visit.