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Baur au Lac has been owned by the same family for six generations. Uniquely situated in its own private park, this hotel combines time-honored traditions with 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 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.
Rooms and suites offer the ultimate in comfort and privacy, with state-of-the-art technology as well. Each one features exquisite detailing and custom-made furnishings. Attention has been given to the comfort and elegance of each room, resulting in grand spaces with superior craftsmanship and top-quality design.
After a day of exploration, the hotel offers a number of restaurants and an intimate bar you can mingle over cocktails, gourmet fare, and spectacular views.
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 meters to 100 square meters, 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.
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-traveled guests. On-site, a rooftop fitness center offers views over the lake and mountains, making every workout both a physical and spiritual endeavor. 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.
Baur au Lac has everything needed to not just make your stay in Zurich extremely comfortable and stress-free but to also enhance it. With views over the lake and the Alps, yet still, within walking distance of the central attractions of Zurich, its location is fantastic. It has a stunning gym with views over the lake, a two Michelin-starred restaurant, and impeccable service. Everything about this property is outstanding - we cannot fault it in any way!
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