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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
High atop a hill overlooking Zurich, the Dolder Grand is at once a fairy-tale come to life and a modern masterpiece. An ultra-modern wing connects to the Main Building, which dates to 1899 and epitomizes traditional Swiss architecture. Inside, there’s an enormous art collection; a 43,000-sq-ft spa with every treatment imaginable, including La Prairie facials; a two-Michelin-starred restaurant; and a panoramic sun terrace with superb views. If you’re looking for classic charm, book the Maestro Suite, set at the top of the Main Building. The two-story suite spans 4,300 sq ft and has many charming features, including a dining room within a circular tower, an antique grand piano, restored red timberwork, a terrace at the hotel’s highest point, and a fully stocked kitchen (whose appliances were too large for the elevator and had to be flown in via a helicopter that landed on the roof).