Zurich wakes up, it’s a spring day. An elegant car drives into the hotel courtyard. Like every day, Andrea, who lives just out of town, reaches his workplace.
It’s 8 o’clock on the dot. Andrea takes a deep breath and looks at what stands before his eyes: the grand door, the portico, the elegant windows, the striped curtains and the balconies in bloom.
He feels a wise, conscious sense of gratitude. This place is his home, his life, his family.
This is the hotel Baur Au Lac, a mythical, unique, precious chest of memories and innovation.
This hotel belongs to him and to all the people who have visited it and will continue to do so.
The hotel, built in 1844 by his ancestors, near the lake and with a view of the Alps, has always been run by Andrea’s family, of which he represents the 6th generation.
Just like those who once spent their holidays here –the emperors and princesses, the unforgettable Sissi, musicians, intellectuals, entrepreneurs, Alfred Nobel, who had his idea of creating his famous prize here, encouraged by the charismatic pacifist Baroness Bertha Von Suttner, and well-known artists– today art collectors, heads of state, designers, international film and music stars, members of royal families now stay here.
Little has changed, but at the same time everything has, Andrea thinks.The luxurious and refined atmosphere has remained the same. And he likes this.
Inside the hall there is a unique scent, for the guests of the hotel it’s like a favourite tune. It means: “Here you are, welcome”
. A personal note reflected in the beauty of the furniture, in the magnificence of the bouquets that flood the bright halls. It’s the same fragrance that lingers in the rooms, in the bathrooms, when the clients prepare for their moments of complete privacy, plunging into aromatic bubbles.