August 27, 2012 | By Linda Smith
I was able to travel to Europe this summer and spend a night in Zurich at the Baur au Lac Hotel, which is a Virtuoso property also affiliated with the Leading Hotels of the World. The property has been a luxury hotel for 165 years. Set in its own park, the hotel enjoys a unique location overlooking the lake and the Alps. It is a few minutes walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s celebrated shopping high street.
The large, luxuriously appointed marble bathrooms with separate shower and toilet, heated floor and daylight match up to the highest demands of comfort, design and equipment. The hotel offers 120 rooms, including 27 junior suites and 18 suites. Great emphasis was laid on spaciousness, top-quality materials and superior craftsmanship.
The rooms are individually decorated in different styles such as Art Deco, French Louis XVI, and English Regency, combined with contemporary features and the most exclusive French, Italian and English fabrics. All furniture and lighting features are custom-made in France, Belgium, England and Germany.