The Dolder Grand : Luxury & Relaxation at its finest
Zurich is one of my favourite cities in Switzerland and winters here are super special. The pristine white snow covers the roofs of the historical city buildings and the surrounding majestic Alps, while the festive season and decorations add beauty and charm to the vibrant city. With its elevated location on the edge of the Adlisberg mountain overlooking Lake Zurich and the city centre, the Dolder Grand stands as an ideal destination for those looking to indulge in a festive winter atmosphere in Zurich. The 5-star-deluxe property carries the signature of architects Norman Foster as well as Sylvia Sepielli and is one of Zurich’s most famous landmarks. It has 175 luxurious rooms and suites that are beautifully designed with the best amenities at your disposal.
The hotel is home to some amazing restaurants, I had my dinner at The Saltz restaurant, designed by artist Rolf Sachs. It is a place where you will see things from a completely new perspective. The Chef à la carte Julian Mai has created a menu of uncomplicated sophistication, which is characteristic of the simple yet refined approach he takes to cooking and his belief in using regional ingredients and specialities. The presentation of the dishes was just wonderful. I truly enjoyed the unique offerings.
The hotel is so well connected to the old town with a shuttle service that runs from the hotel to the old town throughout the day. Zurich's old town is a cultural, social and historical melting point. Zurich's Medieval houses, contorted, narrow lanes and guild and town halls from the Renaissance period offer an attractive backdrop for world-class entertainment. The old town is just 15 minutes away from the hotel.
Well the cosy winter has a lot to offer at the Dolder Grand, from the relaxing sound of the crackling fireplace to the glittering Christmas tree that stands a proud 4.5 metres tall and is adorned with over 4,000 baubles. The Dolder Grand’s Top Suites are lavishly decorated for a stylish festive winter season and an embellished fireplace. The Dolder Lodge is where Zurich meets St. Moritz; with a winter pop-up restaurant, guests can experience a ski-lodge atmosphere in St. Moritz style and enjoy Alpine dishes created by Michelin-starred Chef Heiko Nieder precisely as expected from a refined Engadin ski resort. When it comes to wellness and Spa treatments, the Dolder Grand Spa is one of the most exclusive retreats in Switzerland. The award winning sanctuary spans over 43,000 sq ft featuring two separate areas for ladies and gentlemen, allowing guests from all cultures and backgrounds to enjoy the relaxed and comforting ambience. The Dolder Grand has been recently named Switzerland’s Best Day Spa 2022 by The World Spa Awards. Rightly so as I spent hours at the Spa enjoying the indoor and outdoor thermal pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and the unexpected snow room . I can safely say it is one of the best Spas I have been to in Switzerland.
My stay was magical at The Dolder Grand and I am sure you will enjoy the charming winter atmosphere, focusing on health and well-being. You can expect the best hospitality at The Dolder Grand.