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The Dolder Grand, Zurich

28 June 2017

Words: Sarah Freeman / Images: The Dolder Grand

Lording over Zurich with showstopping views of the Alps, this turreted hilltop hotel is a fairytale vision that seamlessly blends old and new. Originally opened in 1899, the resort underwent an ultra-modernising project in 2008, with the addition of a golf and spa wing and revamped rooms that wow with wraparound windows and Jura limestone bathrooms.

Dolder Grand is also is home to a museum-worthy collection of art, comprising 150 works that guests can browse with a self-guided iPad tour, from Andy Warhol’s famous Big Retrospective Painting that greets guests at reception, to the poolside Botero and original Dali works that you can admire over breakfast.

With its nine-hole golf course, ice rink and the city’s zoo on the doorstep, it’s hardly surprising guests don’t venture beyond the Dolder’s luxe environs. If you do decide to take the 10-minute trip into town, hop on board the 19th century mile-long cog mountain railway, which stops conveniently just outside the hotel. thedoldergrand.com

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