The Experience

The Baur au Lac

This hotel has the discerning tastes of its guests to thank for the leading position it has maintained for 170 years in the international luxury hotel industry. Extensive renovation upholds this tradition and guarantees continuity. Set in its own park, the hotel enjoys a unique location overlooking the lake and the Alps – and yet is still but a few minutes’ walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s celebrated shopping high street. The hotel is only a stone’s throw away from all major cultural and tourist attractions.  15 minutes from Zurich international airport and 5 minutes from Zurich main station.

120 recently renovated and luxuriously appointed rooms and suites overlooking the lake and the Alps, the romantic river Schanzengraben, the city or the courtyard.

The recently refurbished Pavillon Restaurant, awarded one Michelin Star and 17 GaultMillau points, is now open all year round. Star architect Pierre-Yves Rochon has glazed the magnificent rotunda on almost every side, drawing Nature’s seasons into his ingenious design concept. Exquisite créations are matched to a T by the restaurant’s excellent service. An encyclopedic wine list reflects the unrivaled expertise of the Baur au Lac’s own wine cellar.

The Rive Gauche‘s light, mediterranean-style grilled specialties attract locals and visitors from around the world – the young in body and the young at heart. “Easy-going” is an adjective that springs to mind. The funishings pick up on the century-old grill room tradition, smartly counter-pinted by ultra-modern pistachio leather sofas. Though the inspiration given by top addresses in New York, Paris andLondon is unmistakeable, the Rive Gauche still subtly asserts itw own distinctive flair. Travelers eager to put their finger on the pulse of Zurich have come to the right place.

The Terrasse is the most exclusive place in Zurich to while away those hot summer days and lazy, hazy evenings. Refreshing cocktails and ice-cold Champagne are served as apéritifs in the decidedly chic lounges. Small snacks and light meals are served till midnight by a friendly cosmopolitan atmosphere of grandeur and extravagance.

Spectacular views of lake Zurich and the alps make the Baur au Lac park the ideal setting for the annual “Art in the Park” exhibition. Amid the sights, sounds and scents of early summer, monumental sculptures crafted by such artistic luminaries as Louise Bourgeois, Fernando Botero, Robert Indiana and George Condo are showcased here as a prelude to the world-renowned “Art Basel” art show. In the warmer months of the year, private parties and business functions begin here with an apéritif or cocktail reception in Zurich’s most attractive private park.

Amenities included for all guests:

  • Fruits and flowers on the room
  • Complimentary minibar
  • Free access to the fitness-center
  • Wireless internet access
  • VAT and service

Terms & Conditions

   Our cancellation policy is 48 hours / 7 days (12.00 a.m. local time). In case of no-show, late amendment or a late cancellation you will be charged for one night.

Whether you’re visiting Zurich for business or pleasure, Baur au Lac is an esteemed choice. The Paradeplatz (financial district) is just steps away, as is the famous Bahnhofstrasse. And, of course, Lake Zurich is right outside. Magnificent new suites have been crafted on four floors. Each one combines choice materials with exquisite furnishings in an atmosphere enhanced by truly inspiring lighting. The lineup of amenities is vast, including limousine service, an IT butler, complimentary minibar and Wi-Fi access, a rooftop fitness club, winter and summer choices for dining and the high-energy Diagonal nightclub.
In the Know
Ask about the Rolls-Royce transportation available to and from the airport.Distance from Zurich Airport (ZRH): 8 mi/13 km Guests Receive:

  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • A welcome gift from our hotel’s chocolatier upon arrival
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability


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