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The Dolder Grand hotel perched high above Zurich

By Adrian Prisca


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Located high above the Swiss town of Zurich, the Dolder Grand is among the highest rated hotels in the world. The hotel provides breathtaking views of the city center and the lake below, having been re-opened back in 2008 after a few years of extensive renovation.

The most stunning fact about this magnificent getaway is the fact that Sir Norman Foster has architecturally penned it down – in fact, this is the first hotel ever to be designed by the acclaimed architect. The building, which was officially finished in 1898, effectively blends the characteristics of European design with ultra modern, top notch finish and amenities. It additionally comprises one of the best spas in Europe and an exquisite restaurant awarded with two Michelin Stars.

The accommodation consists of 173 rooms and suites in total, but 4 luxury suites superbly stand out, each of them drawing inspiration from its previous fabled guests. One particularly good example is the Carezza Suite, whose finishes and design were inspired from Alberto Giacometti, renowned Swiss artist. This suite uses sculpturally inspired fittings, furnishings and immense windows which almost seem created by the hand of the acclaimed figure.

As for the spa, it is the pinnacle of your arrival here. It provides separate men’s and women’s areas, all sorts of crystal steam rooms and a humongous, fully endowed gymnasium. Add a plunge pool, some hot tubs, alongside wet and dry saunas, and the picture gets better than a Rembrandt.

You’re able to find the Dolder Grand just 25 minutes away from the Zürich International Airport, with nightly rates starting at CHF 470 or around $520.

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About Adrian Prisca

Founder of Luxatic and countless other projects, Adrian has shaped this website into a go-to source for discerning readers looking for the latest in luxury products and experiences. He has over 15 years of experience in creating, managing and publishing lifestyle content across numerous platforms and he’s considered a leading voice in the luxury industry.

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