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Dated back to 1899 – the Steinhalle and the Lobby feature a coffered ceiling combined with modern design – to allow Guests to enjoy the sense of long history of this urban resort. Four Top Suites, plus 175 rooms, two restaurants, a bar with ceiling chandelier made from Swarowski candles and a 4.000sqm SPA that houses swimming pool, Japanese saunaburo and a multitude of treatments.
Between 2004 and 2008, the London-based architecture practice Foster+Partners combined the historic Main Building of the Dolder Grand, some of which is listed, with modern architectural accoutrements. All annexes constructed after 1899 were demolished, and two modern wings — the Spa Wing and the Golf Wing — now enclose the Main Building.
The Dolder Grand makes use of geothermal energy for efficient energy consumption, with 70 probes having been sunk 150 metres into the ground.
Inspired by Alberto Giacometti, with exceptional elegance on the top floor, the Carezza Suite is one of the Top Suites at the Dolder Grand. With its 230sqm is its sculpturally inspire and fittings and furnishings.
All the organic-looking furniture and lightening are suggestive of works of art. Two bedrooms, each with a bathroom in white Bianco Lasa vene Oro marble. In addition to whirlpool and shower, the suite also features a sauna.
The high ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows afford the suite to a unique feeling of space: the integrated dining area can be served from the en suite kitchen; while the avant garden TV lounge is located in a separate room. Another highlight of the suite is the terrace: running round the entire suite, it offers fabulous panoramic views of Zurich Lake and the Alps.
The Dolder Grand presents itself as the perfect urban resort. Located in the most pleasant set – among Zurich’s hills – offers incredible views of both the Lake and the city. Sunset in particular, shines over the sharp line of the Alps with the warmest colours.
Easily reachable from the Zurich Main station, it takes about 15 minutes by car – either cabs or Uber are available – before reaching the stunning entrance fo this historical palace.
Far away from the hectic center of Zurich, this oasis offers incredible relaxation and all the facilities to enjoy a detoxing stay while close to some of the best culinary and wellness outlets in town.
It is 15 minutes by tram then charming historic funicular from the train station, and there is an hourly shuttle from the resort to Münsterplatz in the city centre, which takes around 10 minutes.
Food & Drink
The two restaurants and bar at The Dolder Grand make an oasis for exceptional gourmet delights: a selection of 500 wines is available, while the two restaurants – of which one has 2 Michelin stars – are open to the public.
The Restaurant serves fresh and innovative gourmet cuisine created by the Chef Fine Dining, Heiko Nieder. The secret of his style is his large array of flavours, which go beyond classic expectations of taste.
The Restaurant has been awarded 19 GaultMillau points and 2 Michelin stars. Its menu reflects Heiko Nieder’s enjoyment of experimentation.
The Restaurant’s dishes include Breton lobster with strawberries, beetroot, tarragon and mustard as well as rabbit with preserved mushrooms, garden herbs and miso.
The desserts likewise offer an element of surprise – they also incorporate vegetables: blueberries with celery, cucumber and ginger.
The Saltz restaurant, designed by artist Rolf Sachs, exudes a unique atmosphere of relaxed familiarity combined with an air of understated opulence. It is a place in which guests can question their preconceptions and see things from a completely new perspective.
Saltz serves a buffet breakfast from 6:30-10:30am daily, with an array of high quality fresh fruits and berries, fresh squeezed juices, yogurts, smoked fish and gravlax, bread and pastries, and hot dishes such as rosti potatoes, tomatoes, scrambled eggs, sausages, etc.
There’s also a menu of egg dishes, pancakes, and other specialties that can be made to order.
Within the hotel services, one of the most remarkable features is the multi-award-winning Dolder Grand Spa. Encompassing 4,000 square metres, offers a unique range of activities for guests’ well-being.
Dynamic lines, carefully selected materials and exciting lighting effects combine to produce an inspirational environment that appeals to all senses.
The Aqua Zone houses a large swimming pool with a view of the natural surroundings, a reclining area with outdoor whirlpools, sanarium, steam bath and a snow paradise for cooling off. Guests experience relaxation Japanese-style in the wonderfully warm pebbles of the sunaburo. Two separate areas, the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Spa, each offer a sauna, steam bath, kotatsu foot bath, aroma pool, steam pot, cold-water basin and solarium.
Since May 2019, guests at the hotel can pay their bills with Bitcoin, making The Dolder Grand the first Swiss luxury hotel to accept the cryptocurrency as payment.
The hotel brands itself as a city resort, but it is not located in the city center itself but off the beaten path on a hill overlooking Zürich. However, there is an hourly shuttle from the resort to Münsterplatz in the city center, which takes around 10 minutes.