Hotels in Zürich

Outside, an ancient square is anchored by a splashing fountain and medieval church bells toll. Inside, the hotel’s 23 funky rooms—some in herbal greens, others in bright reds and oranges—are outfitted with low-slung platform beds and plenty of space to hang your clothes and coats.

Designed by Foster & Partners, the hotel underwent a four-year high-tech makeover that cost a cool $427 million.

This 168-year-old family-owned hotel in the city center, overlooking Lake Zürich, is both historic and up-to-date: more than $160 million has been spent on renovations over the past decade.