Hotels in Zurich, Switzerland
- Switzerland by Hannah Rollmaker
Zurich is regarded as the largest
city of Switzerland. Zurich is considered as the major platform and hub
for financial and cultural areas. The city is also referred to "Cultural
Capital of Switzerland". If we take a look at the statistics of 2006 to
2008, then Zurich has the honour of being named as the city which provides
the best quality of life. Zurich is also recognized as one of the richest
city of the world. The city is also the second most expensive one in Switzerland
after Geneva. The metropolitan area of Zurich is home to about 1.68 million.
The climatic conditions of Zurich
are typical as expected according to the season. But overall the climate
is not towards the extreme side and remains somewhat mild. Summer season
receives temperature ranges in between 20 - 25 degrees. Zurich mostly enjoys
the rainy season during summers. Winter season is very cold in the city.
The temperature can even drop to -5 degrees during nights.
One most important reason for visiting
Zurich is also its climatic conditions. The season in which it receives
most of the tourists are the spring and autumn seasons. The seasons have
a very mild and cool temperature with beautiful breezes and beautiful sun
In 2007 Zurich's population was approximately
358,540 people. The population of the city makes it the largest of the
country and mostly consists of German inhabitants and after them is dominated
by Italians. The language commonly spoken in Zurich is Zurich German. Side
languages include Italian, English, Serbian, Croatian, and Spanish. Out
of this population about 4 percent of the people are spending their lives
on the welfare payment provided by the government because they don't have
any jobs or some reliable sources to earn livelihood. In 2007 the unemployment
rate of the city was approximately 2.6%.
Zurich is a strong city in terms
of economical factors. The stock exchange of Switzerland is also located
in Zurich which is called "SIX Stock Exchange", commonly known as "SWX".
There are a number of factors involved in making Zurich a strong contributor
of the Swiss economy. The city is a much diversified one. Many people from
different cultures and backgrounds are the residents of the city. Due to
this factor many international organizations have established their headquarters
in the city which includes Toyota, IBM, Google, Microsoft, eBay and General
Motors. Zurich has the honour of being nominated as the city which provides
highest quality of life to its residents.
Zurich has a number of night clubs
and bars which as a result means that the city is very lively at nights
and also the nightlife is very attractive. Zurich is also a host to the
world famous event called as "Street Parade". "Niederdorf is the area of
Zurich which is most famous for night time enjoyment as the district is
full of hotels, shopping centres, punk clubs, Brazilian bars, restaurants,
Football is the major sport in Zurich.
The club which represents the city is called as "FC Zurich" which competes
in the top level of Swiss football league. The club has also achieved the
goal of playing regularly in the major football event UEFA Champions League.
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Hotel Spluegenschloss Zurich
The Alden Hotel Spluegenschloss
is located in Zurich, Switzerland, 100 metres from Lake Zurich, and 200
metres from the famous Bahnhofstrasse, with its many designer shops. The
nearest metro station is 200 metres away. Dating back to 1895, the
Alden Hotel Spluegenschloss is set in a listed building with an impressive
facade, retaining all its original stucco features. Complimentary newspapers
are available, as is wireless Internet access. There is also a grand, dark-wood
library, and a champagne bar. The Alden Hotel Spluegenschloss has
a gourmet restaurant serving fusion cooking. There is also a bistro with
a terrace for al fresco dining, and a champagne bar. A complimentary breakfast
is served in the restaurant daily. The 22 air-conditioned suites
have maple-wood parquet floors, Egyptian cotton bedding, and satin throws.
Zurich's annual Street Parade, now in its 15th year, takes place in September,
with 800,000 visitors taking to the streets to dance and follow the floats.
Similar to Berlin's Love Parade, it is now one of Europe's largest street
Swiss Q Hotel Zurich
The Hotel Basilea in Zurich
is a first-class hotel located 12 kilometers from Zurich-Kloten Airport.
Situated in a great location, this property is close to several area attractions
including the Kunsthaus museum of fine arts, Grossmünster church,
Fraumünster church, the Zunfthäuser and Bahnhofstrasse. The hotel's
51 guest rooms were tastefully renovated in January 2000, creating a modern,
up-to-date atmosphere throughout the property. Three on-site restaurants
give guests of the Basilea the freedom and luxury of culinary choices.
The Oepfelchammer offers traditional Swiss cuisine, the Raclette- Stube
serves fondue and Skebe offers up Asian- style cuisine. Friendly and upbeat,
the hotel's professional staff works to bring the most outstanding European
hospitality to this quaint, inviting piece of Zurich. The Hotel Basilea,
Zurich, is close to many dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
Plaza Hotel Zurich
The Central Plaza Hotel,
dating from the late 19th century offers a central location in Zurich,
Switzerland. Overlooking a river and adjacent to a railway station, the
hotel is located two kilometers from Lake Zurich. Zurich International
Airport is approximately 11 kilometers away. The Central Plaza Hotel
is a boutique property with Art Deco overtones. Stylishly renovated, public
spaces boast hardwood floors, chrome and leather accents and louvered shutters.
A piano bar graces the lobby area. There are two dining choices, a terrace
café and the medieval- themed King's Cave, which is appropriately
located in the hotel's basement. Other property amenities include a gymnasium.
Zurich lies located on both shores of the Limmat River, which flows from
the northern end of Lake Zurich. The Sihl River, a tributary of the Limmat,
also flows through the city, and quays line the riverbanks and the lake.
Built in the 1960s, the
Hotel Continental Zurich features Swiss chalet-style interiors and is centrally
situated, 500 metres from the downtown area and the main train station.
The hotel's Bel-Etage restaurant is a wood-panelled Swiss chalet-style
dining room serving a range of regional specialities and traditional French
cooking, while Luo's Restaurant is located in the cellar and offers authentic
Chinese cooking. Guests can enjoy discounted access to a local health centre,
and rent bicycles onsite. There are conference facilities, six meeting
rooms for up to 60, and wireless Internet access for business guests. Other
amenities include 24-hour room service, a safe-deposit box, a porter, babysitting
and dry-cleaning services, and garage and valet parking available (surcharge).
Those keen to learn more about the city can enjoy a sightseeing trip on
an old-fashioned trolleybus; tours depart just 250 metres from the hotel.
Zurich's National Museum is also 250 metres away, and the downtown area
is 500 metres away.
In a residential neighborhood,
deep within Zurich, Switzerland, rests the Hotel Engimatt. The 4-story
hotel is located near old town, 500 metres from Lake Zurich. Bahnhofstrasse,
a local shopping thoroughfare, and the opera house are one kilometre from
the hotel. Located less than 3 kilometres from the property are Fraumunster
Church and the Swiss National Museum. Furnished with black leather
armchairs, the lobby of the Hotel Engimatt showcases a grand fireplace
and numerous literary works. Illuminated in natural daylight from the floor-to-ceiling
windows, the Orangerie serves Swiss and French dishes. The Garden Restaurant
offers various fares in an outdoor garden environment. Complimentary continental
breakfasts are offered daily. The hotel provides conference rooms, a business
center and high-speed Internet access. Tennis courts are located adjacent
to the hotel gardens. Located one kilometre from Hotel Engimatt is Bahnhofstrasse.
Touted as one of the world's most expensive and elite strips, this area
features famous boutiques including Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Cartier.
Standing six stories tall
in western Zurich is the Hotel Senator. The white-faced hotel is one kilometres
from the nearest railway station and Zurich's old town district. Zurich
Lake and the Zurich Zoo are three kilometres from the property. The
navy blue couches provide a contrast to the oatmeal-colored marble tiling
in the Hotel Senator's petite lobby. Swiss, Italian and international dishes
are served in the Hotel Senator's informal restaurant. Menu items include
oven-baked cockerel with herbs, lasagna with vegetables and risotto with
mushrooms. The hotel bar and terrace serve cocktails and light snacks.
Meeting rooms and high-speed Internet access are provided by the hotel.
The 120 guestrooms of the Hotel Senator feature a pastel color scheme,
patterned fabrics and walnut-stained wooden furniture. Work desks are provided
in each room. Standard room amenities include cable television, clock radios
and high-speed Internet access. Rooms are equipped with minibars, work
desks, and security safes. The Hotel Senator is located one kilometre from
the tram station where a multitude of regional tours are offered.
The Park Hyatt Zurich is
located in Zurich, Switzerland, within 500 metres of the fashionable shopping
street, Bahnhofstrasse, and Fraumunster Church. Zurich train station is
one kilometre away, and Zurich airport is 10 kilometres from the hotel.
This city hotel features a lobby lounge with an open fireplace, rich cherry
panelling, deep sofas, and lounge seating. Complimentary use of a video
library, spa, and health club are available to guests. The Parkhuus restaurant
features a chandelier, floor-to-ceiling windows, a terrace, show kitchen,
and two-storey wine library. International dishes are served, and seasonal
local ingredients are used. The Onyx Bar offers an extensive selection
of vintage wines, malt whiskies, and vodkas, as well as hand-rolled cigars
from Cuba or the Dominican Republic. Afternoon high teas and freshly ground
coffee is served in the lobby lounge. Complimentary access to the hotel
spa, Club Olympus, is available to guests. Saunas, steam rooms, a gym,
and spa, are offered. For a pleasant picturesque stroll head to the quays
along the banks of the River Limmat and Lake Zurich to see gorgeous greenery,
bustling boats, and a panoramic view of the Lake and Alps at Mythenquai.
Bellerive au Lac Hotel Zurich
The traditional Steigenberger
Bellerive au Lac hotel overlooks Lake Esplanade on Bellevueplatz in Zurich,
Switzerland. The famous Opera House is less than 100 metres away. Nestled
between the city and the lake, the grand five-storey Steigenberger Bellerive
au Lac hotel offers a slice of old-world Zurich elegance. Multilingual
staff from the 24-hour front desk can help with sightseeing trips to local
attractions like the Opera House. The wood-panelled Restaurant Du Lac has
lake views and serves local and international dishes. Cesar's Bistro provides
an extensive wine-list and Mediterranean cuisine on a conservatory terrace
with panoramic hill and lake views. The hotel's wood-panelled piano bar,
the Bellerive Bar has wine and beers on the menu. All the hotel's restaurants
and bars serve Cuisine Naturelle products, based on traditional Asian food
science. The hotel has a well-equipped gymnasium, solarium, and sauna with
multi-sensory showers. It's walking distance from the Steigenberger Bellerive
au Lac hotel to two of Zurich's most famous churches, the Grossmunster
and the Fraumunster.
The Swissotel Zuerich in
Zurich, Switzerland is in suburb of Oerlikon, opposite the Oerlikon train
station. 500 meters from the hotel is the Zurich Trade. Less than 4 kilometers
away is the Swiss National Museum and the Bahnhofstrsse designer shopping
area. St. Peter's Church, Museum of Fine Arts and Lake Zurich are 5 kilometers
away. Opposite the Swissotel Zuerich's lobby entrance are the hotel's two
restaurants, bar and Starbucks coffee shop. A bakery featuring fresh croissants
and snacks is located on the first floor. The Restaurant Szenario serves
buffet breakfasts and lunches. In the summer, seating is available on the
terrace. Restaurant Dialog is raised above the main dining. The Edison
Lounge and Bar features candle-lit tables and leather chairs and offers
a selection of fine cigars. The hotel's rooftop fitness center, Amrita,
includes training machines, weights and steam baths. The rooftop swimming
pool and jetted spa offer views of the city. More than just a street,
Bahnhofstrasse is a Swiss happening. With its exclusive designer boutiques
it's a paradise for those with discerning taste -- and for curious window-shoppers.
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