Baur au Lac Redux


A River Suite at Baur au Lac
A River Suite at Baur au Lac is just one of the renovated accommodations at the hotel.

Since 1844, jetsetters have bedded down at Baur au Lac on the shores of Lake Zurich in Switzerland. Now, after a $50 million renovation, the hotel, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, has unveiled new suites, a transformed Pavillon restaurant and changes to its outdoor space, Terrasse.

Best part? Guests quarters are larger now, thanks to the fact that 32 of the hotel’s rooms and suites have been reconfigured into 22 larger suites, junior suites and deluxe double rooms. More good news: A rooftop patio with cool city vistas can accommodate 20 for chic, intimate receptions.

Formerly open only in summers, Pavillon restaurant, a longtime Zurich hotspot for locals, is now open year-round. The menu is described as “contemporary fine dining with modern interpretations of the classical French cuisine.” Headed by chef Laurent Eperon, the seasonal menus are supplemented by sommelier Aurélien Blanc’s wine list with selections from Baur au Lac’s extensive wine cellar.

The adjacent outdoor Terrasse has also been upgraded into a chic and informal indoor/outdoor space ideal for drinks, dining and, one of our favorite travel pastimes, people-watching. Sources tell us Terrasse is the new place to see, and be seen, in Zurich.

Baur au Lac, which is set in its own private park, remains a family affair—even today it’s run by the fifth generation of Baurs. The hotel is close to the Paradeplatz, the city’s financial district, and the Bahnhofstrasse, known by jetsetters as one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues.

Luxury travel advisors can contact Sales and Marketing Manager Carole Baumann ([email protected]; 011-41-44-220-5020).  


Pavillon is now open year round.



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