Zurich’s much loved Hotel Helvetia celebrates 10th anniversary with ‘Cosy Winter Package’
Bespoke itineraries allow guests to uncover the culture and charm of Switzerland’s metropolis
7 December 2018: To celebrate a decade of providing unparalleled service, Hotel Helvetia is launching a ‘Cosy Winter Package’, offering guests the opportunity to live like a local, with the assistance of Hotel Helvetia’s unrivalled, comprehensive concierge service.
A two-night stay with breakfast, a bottle of Bruno Paillard Champagne and a celebratory dinner from the ’10 years Helvetia’ menu is transformed into an even more memorable adventure by Helvetia’s superb in-house concierge. Zurich-born Lars boasts a passion and understanding of the city like no other and says that “one senses that this city is on its way up and is really beginning to enjoy itself.” When not discussing the latest art to adorn the walls at the Helvetia with guests, Lars can be found in the Haus Konstruktiv art museum or taking in views from the MFO Park in Oerlikon, reachable by the Rigiblick funicular which was built in 1901. Following a dedicated appointment, Lars will craft the ultimate bespoke itinerary and source the finest under-the-radar experiences allowing guests to explore the picturesque, unsung city of Zurich like never before.
Culturally vibrant, gastronomically praised and attractively set at the meeting of river and lake, Switzerland’s largest and wealthiest metropolis has recently emerged as one of Europe’s hippest destinations, with an artsy, post-industrial edge.
Reflecting this cultural stimulation and contemporary chic, Hotel Helvetia boasts quintessentially Swiss restraint in its sleek and stylish surroundings, majoring on quality and comfort, making it the ideal spot to return from a long day exploring the city. The ’10 years Helvetia’ menu includes classics from this much loved Zurich hotspot, including a Swiss classic, the meatloaf, but with a Hotel Helvetia twist; and a sumptuous chocolate cake from ‘Grandmother’s recipe’ all paired with a refined selection of wines.
Perfectly positioned for visitors wanting to explore Zurich in style, Hotel Helvetia is the ultimate boutique-hotel-come-art-gallery, a contemporary haven full of inspiration, design and ideas sitting beside the river Sihl, one of the finest spots in Zurich’s historic centre.
The ‘Cosy Winter’ package costs GBP322 per person and includes:
- Two night stay in a ‘Large Room’ at Hotel Helvetia (Thursday to Saturday, Friday to Sunday or Saturday to Monday. From December 18 to February 28, 2019) incl. breakfast and City Tax
- One one-to-one 30 minute appointment with the Helvetia’s concierge Lars who will craft a bespoke Zurich itinerary
- Dinner for two at the Helvetia Restaurant enjoying the special “10 years Helvetia” birthday menu
- Two single entry passes for Indigo Fitness Club
- Two entry tickets to the Museum Haus Konstruktiv
- One bottle of “Champagne Bruno Paillard”
- Package total £644 GBP based on two people sharing in a double room
Package bookable at email@example.com
Hotel Helvetia, Stauffacherquai 1, 8004 Zurich
Distributed over five storeys, the Hotel Helvetia is as a glamorous riverside property in one of the finest spots in Zurich’s historic centre. Affectionately known as the ‘Helvti’, the building has long been notorious as a rendezvous point for musicians, artists, students and journalists. Today, it is a meeting place for a dynamic mix of bohemian and bourgeois, with gourmet diners at its tables and regular patrons at the bar putting the world to rights into the small hours. The new wing of 21 rooms, Stauffacherquai 3, opened in November 2017, a listed building like its neighbour, has been carefully repurposed in a complete renovation and upgraded to form part of a harmonious ensemble with the existing Art Nouveau (or Jugendstil) building.
The striking interiors were conceived by owner Leopold Weinberg in collaboration with architect Nele Dechmann. Rooms are designed with a true passion for detail, inspired by the airy geometry you find in works by Swiss artist Camille Graeser combined with bourgeois constraint to offer a lively interaction with the abundant artworks on display. The new lobby doubles as a showcase of contemporary pieces, with ever-changing works from artists such as Imi Knoebel, Camille Graeser and Yves Laloy curated by Basel based gallerist Stefan von Bartha of Galerie von Bartha. It is a space that re-imagines not just ways to display art, but also how to welcome guests, a space that truly represents the spirit of the original house.