Located just a few minutes’ walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse shopping area, the Baur au Luc is set in its own park.
Overlooking the Alps, this luxury 150-year-old hotel offers the ultimate in comfort and privacy in its 120 rooms and suites. In-house dining options include French restaurant, Pavillon, and the more casual Rive Gauche. The large, luxuriously appointed marble bathrooms, with separate shower and lavatory, plus heated floor, provide guests with the high standard of luxury for which the Baur Au Lac is famous. Previous guests who’ve enjoyed the Baur Au Lac include Alfred Hitchcock, Sophia Loren and Daniel Craig.
TOP SUITE DELUXE CORNER SUITE AND DELUXE RIVER SUITE
Why we love it: Along with its French period furniture, both suites provide the elite traveler with stunning views of the private park, lake and Schanzengraben Canal. The bedrooms in these suites are separated from the living area, and provide individual air conditioning. The marble bathrooms are fully equipped with bathtubs and showers, while each suite has a separate toilet and guest bathroom – all with complimentary terry-towel bathrobes and slippers. There is a spacious work area equipped with a telephone, fax and private safe, and Wi-Fi is provided throughout. Guests requiring the latest technology will be impressed by the DVD and CD players plus JBL iPod docking station, as well as more than 600 international TV stations.
- Square footage: 1,000 and 1,100
- Nightly rate: $4,000