Dolder Grand

Zurich, Switzerland

High above Lake Zurich, surrounded by forest, the castle-like Dolder Grand originally opened in 1899 as a country getaway. Today, thanks to reconfigurations and modern interiors by Lord Norman Foster, the historic hotel is a lavish urban retreat. Upon restoring the Belle Époque exteriors to their former grandeur, Foster – whose London-based Foster and Partners has been behind such award-winning structures as Manhattan’s prismatic Hearst Tower and London’s orb-like City Hall – added a cutting-edge, energy-efficient wing that both complemented and elevated the existing historic structure. Today the hotel is not just an architectural marvel, but an artistic one as well, featuring a world-class collection with works from the greatest artists of the past and present, including Fernando Botero, René Magritte, and Andy Warhol.

Dolder Grand

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Published May 14, 2017
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