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Opening in 1838 as a cutting-edge hotel concept, the Savoy Baur en Ville is no stranger to innovation. Today it still offers guests a bespoke hospitality service that is the envy of the industry

Savoy Baur en Ville

Johannes Baur was always ahead of his time. The fabled hotel entrepreneur was already at pains to combine superlative style and consummate comfort with cutting-edge technology 170 years ago. Today, extensive renovation and modernisation of all rooms, suites and public spaces upholds the time-honoured tradition of progress at the Savoy Baur en Ville.

When Johannes Baur opened his hotel Baur in 1838, he was in effect heralding the transition from traditional inns and guesthouses to the modern hotel industry. Travellers in the past had not been too fussy about the accommodation that awaited them. That, however, all changed with the triumph of the railroad. Modern travellers were far more demanding than their predecessors, who had customarily arrived in horse-drawn carriages. All of a sudden, only the newest and best was good enough. Over the years, the tradition of hostelry thus sprouted a new branch, referred to as hoteliery that grew to become one of the most important lines of business in the Swiss economy.

Since 1985, Manfred and Christina Hörger have suffused the Savoy Baur en Ville with their own very personal style. Thanks to their efforts, the Savoy has carved out a regular slot among the ranks of Switzerland‘s leading luxury hotels. Investments in the millions have been channelled into renovating the Restaurant Baur and the Savoy Bar en Ville – the place to meet in the heart of the city. The magnificent ballroom has been given a fresh face, the lobby completely redesigned. And, by mid-2012, the exhaustive modernisation of all rooms and suites was sucessfully completed.

The luxurious five-star Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville commands a privileged central location right on the Paradeplatz, home to Switzerland‘s leading banks and flanked by the world‘s most exclusive jewellers, boutiques and confectioners all along the famous Bahnhofstrasse.

Restaurant Baur Im Savoy
A privileged location right in the heart of Zurich’s financial district: Superb cuisine, courteous service and subtle elegance have won the Restaurant Baur the esteem of Zurich‘s high society. A distinguished venue for business lunches and dinners, overlooking the famous Bahnhofstrasse, here you can experience lunchtime in the special flair of the Swiss financial centre experienced first-hand.

Furthermore, the quality of the cuisine is unrivalled in the city, with the expert chefs taking every care to preserve the aromas of the fine seasonal ingredients used. The menu is based on modern interpretations of French cuisine and Swiss specialities, while the Zurich Gschnetzelte is always a favourite with locals and foreign visitors alike.

Inside the restaurant, guests are greeted with the soothing harmony of luxurious materials laid out in tasteful colour schemes. Dutifully watched over by patrons Manfred and Christina Hoerger, no detail has been neglected in providing guests with the very finest carpets, curtains and valuable chandeliers.

Ristorante Orsini
One of the city‘s best Italians, locals and international visitors are unanimously agreed in their positive verdict on the Ristorante Orsini. Here guests can experience a world of culinary marvels amid an authentic Tuscan ambiance – an odyssey your taste buds will never forget.

The historic house between Orsini and Münstercuisine is considered one of the top names in Zurich. This has time and time again been proven from the testimony of international guests who have in time become regulars at this fine restaurant, situated in the centre of prestigious Savoy Baur en Ville.

The restaurant interior is sheer cool elegance and has recently undergone a light refurbishment to keep it looking at the height of sophistication. These include the addition of a new woven carpet, which takes design inspiration from a trio of poppy colours. This décor allows guests to immerse themselves in the illusion of the Tuscan countryside, where all the authentic sights, sounds and smells are there to behold. Additionally, a well-stocked and expertly chosen wine cellar featuring the very best Italian wines will surely not fail to impress even the most discerning connoisseur.

Further information: www.savoy-baurenville.ch

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