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Hotel Helvetia is a beautifully composed location full of inspiration: design, sensuality and ideas

Friday, May 31, 2019,
By Hotel Helvetia
Lobby at Hotel Helvetia
Hotel Helvetia
Photograph by Hotel Helvetia

Hotel Helvetia is a beautifully composed location full of inspiration: design, sensuality and ideas. The 37 rooms are designed with a true passion for detail. The architecture seems almost tailor-made with guests in mind with striking attention to detail, from the placement of each and every niche right down to the reading lamps.

Hotel Helvetia presents itself as a glamorous, modernised riverside property in one of the finest spots in Zurich’s historic centre. The view from the rear of the hotel over the River Sihl adds to its appeal. And the hotel is run by hosts who know exactly how their city ticks.

The hotel pampers its guests with discreet, unfussy and professional service. The stylish lobby — informally referred to as the ‘chamber of secrets’ — doubles as a treasure trove of contemporary art with works from artists such as Imi Knoebel, Superflex and Christian Andersson, curated by Basel-based gallerist Stefan von Bartha (Galerie von Bartha). The chamber of secrets is not merely an arts space, but also tone-setter for the building — a space that represents the artistic spirit of the hotel.

The stylish restaurant on the first floor holds 14 points awarded by the Gault Millau gourmet guide. But if it’s drinks on the agenda, then guests can enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the seriously chic, Miami-style pool bar during the summer months. The charismatic and legendary main bar, meanwhile, affectionately known as the ‘Helvtibar’ by locals and those in-the- know, is a popular rendezvous for those looking to sip cocktails or have an evening aperitif in truly stylish surrounds.

The cosy library is home to some timeless furniture, such as an oval Saarinen marble table, Horgen Glarus chairs from Swiss designer Werner Max Moser and many more. The space is ideal for exclusive events such as meetings, breakouts, private lunches or dinners.

Beauty products from Kiehl’s and handmade Hästens Luxuria beds make a stay at the Helvetia unique. Guests don’t just receive a key to their room, they get a key to the city as well — the contemporary concierge helps guests navigate Zurich with special insider tips.


Refreshing summer food and exotic cocktails Miami-style with riverside views at the Poolbar — a gem in the heart of Zurich



• 37 rooms
• Gault Millau Restaurant
• Helvtibar
• Miami-style pool bar
• Roof top bar
• Sihl terrace
• Library


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