6 Places to Lap Up Luxury, Culture & Spa Treatments in Zurich

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Lap up the luxury at The Dolder Grand in Zurich Switzerland. The 5 star luxury property touts 176 luxurious rooms and suites, exquisite cuisine, a spa covering 4,000 square metres, generous banqueting and seminar facilities and a remarkable art collection. The original “Curhaus” dating from 1899 presents itself as the luxury-class City Resort. The hotel’s elevated location, between the pulsating life of the city and a refreshingly natural green zone, provides a magnificent view of the city of Zurich, the lake and the Alps.

The rooms are oh tres modern and have stunning views of the rest of the property as well as the city.

Details: www.thedoldergrand.com. 

For the chic and healthy among you, check out the B2B Boutique Hotel & Spa which is located inside Zurich’s old Hurlimann Brewery. The rooms are quaint but funky and two key reasons to stay include the on-site spa which touts all things wellness and the historical 36 foot ceiling library lounge which has an astonishing number of books, 33,000 last we checked.

Details: www.b2boutiquehotels.com

If you have an artsy and creative bent to you, try the Widder Hotel where each room is creatively and uniquely done. If you get bored easily, you could even request to change rooms to get a taste of other rooms if you’re staying for awhile.  

Widder is a 5 star hotel and remember its Switzerland so the service is fabulous as is the attention to detail. Located in the Altstadt, the ambiance a blend of historical and artistic where inside you’ll find color and frescoes from ceiling to floor.

Details: www.widderhotel.ch

Then there’s the Thermal Baths & Spa is a unique find in Zurich since it is far from an ordinary spa. Imagine experiencing thermal baths regardless of season underneath 100 year old vaulted stone ceilings. If you love old architecture and all things unique, you’ll love this spa experience not to mention the fact that you’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed. During the summer and warmer months, you can also take in the pool on the rooftop which has some stellar views of the city.

The experience allows you to literally bathe between hundred year-old stone vaults of the former brewery Hürlimann inside the mountain, so unique that you’ll be brought into another world.  The thermal water from the legendary “Aqui” source will give you valuable minerals and soothing warmth to aid relaxation and well-being.  

Details: http://www.thermalbad-zuerich.ch/ 

For the heavier partying hipster who is well above the more budget conscious inn or guesthouse, check out the boutique property 25hours Hotel Zurich West.

It’s all things modern both in its design and color palette, from the walls and carpets to the bedding and chairs, a work of art by local designer Alfredo Haberli. Add a little neon and funkiness and you’re in for a real treat if hip and modern is your style. It’s not the best option for the “old world” among you.

Details: www.25hours-hotels.com/en/zurich

Now onto that old world classical and traditional style!  Baur au Lac is Zurich’s prestigious landmark of top notch hospitality, elegance, and impeccable service. Historical and classical in countless ways, the hotel has been owned by the same family for over 160 years. Only recently, every room was thoroughly renovated. The unusually large and light bathrooms, an attractive blend of marble and mirrors, combine practicality with sheer luxury.

From the terrace and the adjoining park there is an enchanting view of Lake Zurich and the Alps. The Rive Gauche, a sparkling blend of chic restaurant and bar, offers Mediterranean grill room specialities for “fine casual dining.” The Baur au Lac features an exclusive fitness centre on the top of the hotel with magnificent views over Lake Zurich and the Alps. A personal trainer or physiotherapy may be arranged. The beauty salon and hair-dresser Vanity offers a wide range of luxury cosmetic treatments.

Details: http://www.bauraulac.ch/en

Photo credits: All photos are taken from each of the hotels websites. Widder Hotel from hotelling.net.

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