In the bustling heart of Zurich, the Mandarin Oriental Savoy, a beacon of luxury and history, proudly stands on the famous Paradeplatz. This prestigious location places the hotel within a whisper of the Bahnhofstrasse’s high-end fashion boutiques, the captivating old town, and the serene shores of Lake Zurich, making it a jewel in the city’s crown.
The story of the Mandarin Oriental Savoy is steeped in history, dating back to Christmas Eve of 1838. It was then that Johannes Baur, a visionary baker from Austria, established what would become Zurich’s first grand hotel. This establishment has not only witnessed but also shaped the city’s rich cultural tapestry. Over the years, it has played host to a parade of distinguished guests, including the illustrious pianist and composer Franz Liszt and the renowned British literary giant Charles Dickens.
The grand reopening of the Mandarin Oriental Savoy in Zurich marks a significant milestone in the hotel’s illustrious journey. The rebirth of this iconic establishment, just before Christmas, mirrors its original inception, adding a layer of nostalgic charm to the occasion.
Interior designer Tristan Auer has masterfully reimagined the space, blending historical elements with modern aesthetics. This revamp ensures that the hotel not only pays homage to its rich heritage but also aligns with the expectations of modern luxury. The Mandarin Oriental Savoy now offers 80 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each serving as a sanctuary of relaxation and comfort. These spaces are thoughtfully designed to maximize the extraordinary views over Zurich’s landmarks and are adorned with locally crafted contemporary decor, showcasing a seamless blend of history and modernity.
Celebrating the festive season and its historical Christmas connection, the hotel has partnered with the legendary luxury jeweller Harry Winston. This collaboration has brought to life stunning Christmas trees, embellishing the hotel’s lobby, restaurants, and signature suites with Harry Winston’s signature blue and gold, reflecting the festive spirit and the hotel’s grandeur.
The culinary offerings at the Mandarin Oriental Savoy are as diverse as they are exquisite, with four distinct restaurant and bar concepts. The heart of the hotel is the glamorous Savoy Brasserie & Bar, offering French-inspired cuisine, while ORSINI, an intimate Italian restaurant, presents a fine dining experience. The Mandarin Lounge and the upcoming 1838 rooftop bar offer relaxed settings for guests to unwind and enjoy panoramic city views.
As a premier destination for special events, the hotel boasts over 700 sqm of meeting and event space, including a historic guild hall and a beautifully preserved grand ballroom. Its central location makes it an ideal venue for weddings, parties, and corporate functions.
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