The Baur au Lac, internationally renowned as one of the world’s top luxury hotels, an
establishment steeped in 173 years of tradition, has been owned by the same family for six
The most famous musicians in the world have gone in and out ever since. The list extends
from Arthur Rubinstein to Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Elton John.
The visual arts have been represented by personalities such as Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Henry
Moore, Fernando Botero, etc.
Countless stories could be told — if it were not for the hotel’s discretion which also
became part of its reputation. But the hotel was making its own history: In 1853 in its Petit
Palais, the "Peace of Zurich" was made. And in 1892 Baroness Bertha von Suttner convinced,
here in the Baur au Lac, the Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel of the necessity for an
international peace prize.
The hotel offers 119 rooms, including 27 junior suites and 18 suites. Great emphasis was
placed 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. Each item was hand-selected with an unfailing sense of style. While offering the
ultimate in comfort, luxury and privacy, the rooms and suites have been equipped with every,
yet hardly noticeable technical refinement. 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.
True surprise that the hotel has it own colony of bees! Today there are more than 80 000
of them — and this number is constantly growing. The local Zurich honey produced by them (as
is known, bees collect nectar and pollen within a radius of 5 km from the hive) guests of the
hotel can appreciate during breakfast.
Thus, Baur au Lac supports efforts to save honey bees: today these insects are
endangered by the use of chemical products in agriculture, as well as by dangerous parasitic
mites of the varroa family, using honey bees as hosts.
Head Chef Laurent Eperon creates fresh, dynamic and contemporary cuisine. Both the
Pavillon restaurant and Laurent Eperon have been awarded "GaultMillau Aufsteiger des Jahres
2017," one Michelin-star and 18 Gault&Millau points.
For even greater confidence that the guests of the Baur au Lac arrive in Zurich and f ly
away from it with the greatest possible comfort, the hotel concluded an exclusive contract with
the VIP service of Zurich Airport. Thanks to this partnership it became possible to organize a
private meeting of passengers and save their time, regardless of the airlines and the class of
service on board.