Baur Au Lac

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Zurich, Switzerland

The Baur au Lac has been owned by the same family for six generations, and throughout its 171 years, it has consistently retained its position as one of the world’s top luxury hotels. Uniquely situated on its own private park, the 5-star hotel combines time-honoured tradition with a modern philosophy. Today, it continues to host a cast of royals, actors, musicians, and icons, offering unparalleled service, location, and design.

The hotel boasts a breathtaking lakeside setting with spectacular views over the city and the Alps. The Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s celebrated shopping street, are just a few minutes walk away. In fact, most of Zurich’s historic sites are easily accessed on foot. After a day of exploration, the hotel offers a number of restaurants and an intimate bar where locals and guests can mingle over cocktails, gourmet fare, and spectacular views.

Rooms and suites offer the ultimate in comfort and privacy, with state-of-the-art technology as well. Ranging from 25 square metres to 100 square metres, they feature exquisite detailing and custom-made furnishings, thoughtfully selected to meet the highest demands. Attention was given to the comfort and elegance of each room, resulting in grand spaces with superior craftsmanship and top-quality design.

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Baur Au Lac Information

Location & Getting There:

Located in the heart of Zurich, Baur au Lac sits on its own private park with views of the lake and the Alps. Zurich International Airport is 20 minutes by car.


The hotel offers 120 rooms including 27 junior suites and 18 suites. Great thought was given to the comfort, elegance, and grandeur of each room, resulting in spaces that are large and luxurious, with superior craftsmanship and top-quality design.

Rooms and suites, ranging from 25 square metres to 100 square metres, are individually decorated in Art Deco, French Louis XVI, or English Regency styles. They combine contemporary features with exquisite fabrics sourced from France, Italy, and the UK. The furniture is custom-made, each item hand-selected with an unfailing sense of style.

While offering the ultimate in comfortable elegance and absolute privacy, rooms and suites have also been equipped with all the conveniences of modern technology. The large, luxuriously-appointed marble bathrooms with separate shower and toilet and heated floor meet the highest demands of comfort, design and equipment. Bose sound systems and iPod docking stations are included in the deluxe suites.


2 restaurants
Fitness centre
Free wifi


The Baur au Lac is one of the world's top luxury hotels and offers a lineup of facilities and amenities to satisfy even the most well-travelled guests. On site, a rooftop fitness centre offers views over the lake and mountains, making every workout both a physical and spiritual endeavour. Gourmands will not want to miss an evening at Pavillon, one of Zurich’s most celebrated restaurants serving modern interpretations of haute cuisine classics. The hotel is also home to Rive Gauche Terrasse, a cosmopolitan terrace of extravagant grandeur and one of the city’s most coveted spots to while away warm summer evenings with a glass of champagne.

Out on the town the famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping area, brimming with luxury stores and renowned watch and clock-makers, is just steps from the hotel. At Maurice de Mauriac you can customize a timepiece, creating a one-of-a-kind Swiss watch, unique to you alone. Art lovers will appreciate a tour of the Collection Bührle, a private collection of 20th-century European art, available by private appointment. And at Grossmünster Towers, ambitious climbers are rewarded with amazing views of the Alps, city, and lake.


The Baur au Lac is happy to accommodate children and families at the hotel.

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