By Everett Potter The famed French industrial architect and designer Philippe Starck might not be the first name that comes to mind when choosing to redesign one of Switzerland’s rarefied five-star hotels. Starck seemed a somewhat unlikely choice to deconstruct and reimagine the hotel Eden au Lac in Zurich, better
By Everett Potter When all of this is over – and we all know what “this” is – there are hotels around the world that I can’t wait to return to. Three of the best are in Switzerland, a country where the concept of five-star luxury was more or less
By Paul Clemence After mostly curtailing the pandemic crisis, Switzerland has been slowly re-opening the country, albeit with careful preventive protocols in places. Recently the country re-opened its European land borders and larger gatherings (of up to 1000 people) and public activities are now allowed, with guidelines for contact tracing
By Everett Potter Is the Baur au Lac the best hotel in Switzerland? I’ve stayed in most of the country’s finest properties and a strong case can be made that this 175-year-old hotel with its own manicured park overlooking Lake Zurich in the heart of that city is just that hotel.