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Baur Au Lac

Baur Au Lac

Baur au Lac is an elegant grand luxury hotel in Zurich which is proudly owned and run by the Baur family for six generations. 

Opened by Johannes Baur in 1844, the hotel maintains its reputation as one of Europe’s finest hotels. It blends old-world opulence with contemporary restyling.


The hotel situates in one of the most enviable positions in Zurich. Overlooking Lake Zurich, this beautiful white neo-classical building stands in its green private park close to the Paradeplatz at the city's financial heart. 

One of the world’s most exclusive shopping street on Bahnhofstrasse is just a short stroll away. The Baur enjoys Lake and Alpine views from a peaceful position in the city, yet is easily accessible by public and private transport. You can reach Zurich Airport in just 30 minutes.

Style and Hospitality

The sumptuous décor of yesteryear has been revamped in more recent years to include modern features but is no less luxurious. The Baur has an artist’s palette of color in the public and guest rooms harmonized with exquisite fabrics and furnishings from Europe and England. 

Plush velvets and soft materials splash regal shades of crimson, blue, gold, and purple. These, of course, are on elegant, deeply comfortable seating, carpeting, and curtains throughout the hotel. 

Tapestries and wood paneling adorn the reception area, and chandeliers illuminate contemporary art pieces. Besides, floral arrangements echo the spectrum of gorgeous colors everywhere. Staff are old-school courtesy, efficiency, and discretion.

The Rooms

Baur guests can choose from 119 rooms and suites and 3 styles of décor — slick Art Deco, rich Regency, or elegant Empire. Single or double rooms are large with deeply comfortable beds and pillow menus. 

Fabrics are in creams, gold, soft blues, peach tones, and views over the city or charming garden. Luxury bathrooms have tubs or showers and a range of complimentary toiletries.

The Suites

The Suites are spacious, decorated in beautiful colors with exquisite lighting features. Besides, there are ornaments, modern art, elegant black/gold or dark wood desks, sink-in patterned carpets, and silken bedlinen. 

Bedrooms separate from the living rooms. Fresh flowers grace every suite, with tones to match the décor. Individually designed stylish marble bathrooms feature tubs and showers and double vanity units. Also, they have perfect lighting, heated floors, and a range of luxury toiletries. 

The City suite has views towards the fashionable streets and notable architecture of Zurich. The river suite has views of the Schanzengraben canal and features a spacious working area. The deluxe benefits from pleasing garden and lake views, extra space, walk-in wardrobe, and double-entry to the rooms. 

Deluxe River, which looks towards the canal, is an even larger suite with an additional bathroom and many in-room amenities. Moreover, the Corner suite in Art Deco style is flooded with natural light. It also features fine furnishings, a fireplace, wonderful views, paintings, and exclusive fabrics.

The Junior Suites

These are the most refined and lavish suites, rich in color, generous in scale, and the ultimate in comfort and style - the open-floor plan leaves room for splendid sofas in heavenly fabrics and tumbling silky plump cushions. 

Swags frame fine lake and courtyard views, feet sink into swirling patterns of thick carpeting, and deep soft bedding with pillow menu ensures restful nights. Bathrooms are pure opulence.

Le Hall

This splendid space is the hotel's hub, the reinvented lobby, decked out in lush style with brilliant blue accents in golden-hued décor. You can enjoy coffee, tea, light meals, or cocktails here among tubs of living trees set against wood wall paneling. 

Attractive lamps light up ornate tables surrounded by plush seating. Contemporary pieces of art comfortably blend with earlier styles. The teatime experience is a nod to a previous elegance age with dainty sandwiches, scones, preserves, and cakes in a cozy corner. Moreover, a real fire burns from a decorative fireplace in winter.

Restaurant Pavillon

This multi-awarded restaurant has 2 Michelin stars under the direction of renowned head chef Laurent Eperon. In the loveliest of settings, amethyst and pristine white with toning floral arrangements, the creative menus re-invent classic dishes using the finest fresh ingredients. 

A first-class sommelier attends to a fine wine list to accompany Eperon’s haute cuisine. A water-side terrace provides an additional dining area in fine weather.

Baur and Terrasse

Baur. This is an upscale brasserie and bar in romantic décor of soft old rose and green with sumptuous banquette seating under ornate chandeliers of Murano glass. Fine European dishes are served along with wines curated by award-winning sommelier Marc Almert. 

Terrasse. Exclusive summer dining place for light meals, champagne cocktails, afternoon tea, and iced delights, close up to the Baur garden's green freshness.

Fitness Room

This area is small but well-equipped and has superb views from the top floor over the Lake and the Alps. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in natural light to aid a healthy workout session.


Full concierge service and car valeting services are available around the clock. Besides, the Baur au Lac caters for business meetings, private and corporate functions, or special events. 

Beautiful décor of a bygone era with exquisite menus and table settings, combining immaculate service, provide the perfect scene for weddings or celebrations. Additionally, gorgeous gardens, Lake Zurich views, and romantic evening lighting add something special to every occasion.


This bustling city is an important center for finance and banking but has many interesting and alluring features. The beautiful Lake Zurich is a magnet for world travelers. Plus, the Alps beyond attracts walkers in summer and skiers in winter. 

The old part of the city has many buildings of architectural and historical interest. Besides, high-end shoppers can find every international couture brand here. Restaurants and cafes for all tastes and pockets are plentiful, and waterfront promenade walks are popular pastimes for locals and visitors alike.


When traveling, personal choices of accommodation style, or particular facilities a hotel has, may influence a guest’s selection. Baur au Lac offers first-class accommodation, dining, and recreation facilities. These are in various styles to meet every guest’s needs and preferences in this most picturesque city.

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Rooms and Suites at Baur Au Lac

From 1,565 USD

City Suite ( 60m2 )

The stunningly luxurious, impeccably designed bathrooms exceed the expectations of even the most discerning guests. Furthermore, the room features a s...

From 2,346 USD

River Suite ( 65m2 )

The uncompromising quality, quest for perfection and high standards of workmanship at the Baur au Lac are hallmarks of every element of the hotel, whe...

From 1,676 USD

Deluxe Lakeside Junior Suite ( 60m2 )

Draw back the curtains and enjoy a view from your window that is too great to be ignored. This is definitely la dolce vita in Zurich. Furthermore, the...

From 750 USD

Deluxe Room ( 35m2 )

A cocoon of comfort, luxury and stylishness. Equipped with twin or king beds and featuring views of the romantic Schanzengraben Canal, the City or fac...

From 3,350 USD

Deluxe Suite ( 70m2 )

The new luxury suites are quite simply spectacular. Inspired lighting perfectly highlights the suites' choice materials and exquisite furnishings. Enj...

From 1,085 USD

Junior Suite ( 50m2 )

The famous Bahnhofstrasse - one of the most beautiful shopping areas in Europe - is a must. The Baur au Lac is just at the beginning of the Bahnhofst...

From 550 USD

Single Room ( 25m2 )

Outfitted with a queen-sized bed, these rooms offer views of the city or facing the quiet inner courtyard. Furthermore, the room features a spacious w...

From 5,024 USD

Deluxe Corner Suite ( 90m2 )

The room's refined eclectic style is characterized by timeless design. Exquisite Art Deco artifacts skillfully contrast with French period furniture a...

From 4,243 USD

Deluxe River Suite ( 110m2 )

The swans gliding gracefully along the romantic Schanzengraben Canal can be seen from the balcony of the Deluxe River Suite, which Pierre-Yves Rochon...

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