Zurich is home to two superb Sheraton hotels, each waiting to help you discover this hidden gem of a city...
The Sheraton Zurich Hotel is located in the thriving business district of Zurich West and commands prime position amid cool bars and restaurants. A scenic path along the river Limmat, perfect for a morning jog, and contemporary shopping facilities are also right on the doorstep. The hotel is great for public transport and also provides easy access to the highway. The Sheraton Zurich Hotel offers a delicious range of food and drink – from the steakhouse route twenty-six, which specialises in large, succulent cuts, to Italian-inspired NUOVO Bar, Cafe, Cucina – all tastes are catered for any time of day.
The hotel’s rooms and suites, as well as the popular club lounge with its large bay window, all offer great views over Zurich West. Together with its imaginative spaces and inspiring dining venues, the Sheraton Zurich elevates the hotel experience, and within a few minutes you are in the city centre and the financial district.
There is also a second Sheraton property in Zurich. The Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss Hotel is situated in the heart of the city on Lake Zurich. This small but beautiful hotel reflects the ambiance of its elegant neighbourhood through its historic facade and timeless interior.
Competitive rates, great access to the city and its central but quiet location make the Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss the ideal base for the financial district. The hotel’s Herbs Pasta & Bar serves supreme quality pasta. Based around fresh ingredients and seasonal herbs, the restaurant provides great tasting food and is fast becoming a favourite with the locals.
Sheraton teams are always caring and attentive and the Zurich Neues Schloss is no exception. Staff go out of their way to guarantee the best stay possible for their guests. Individuality meets efficiency in this truly boutique hotel, making every stay special.
Out and about
Just around the corner from the Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss you will find Zurich’s most famous shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse. From designer fashion, to art, and charming cafes and restaurants, a visit here is an essential part of any trip to Zurich. This world-renowned shopping boulevard was created after the construction of Zurich´s Main Station and attracts locals as well as visitors. Another highlight is Paradeplatz in the centre of Bahnhofstrasse – the Swiss banking district is home to many of the city’s most historic buildings and buzzes with activity.
Rennweg and Augustinergasse lead off from Bahnhofstrasse into the picturesque old town, an area famed for its elegant boutique shopping. During Christmas and the winter season the boulevard is illuminated in spectacular festive style and it’s here everyone heads to enjoy a mulled wine or hot chocolate as evening draws in.
Another must-do in Zurich is to explore the other side of the river Limmat where the old part of the city offers a host of sightseeing opportunities. There is another shopping mile, which sits alongside a host of cultural attractions. Indeed, Zurich’s old town is a cultural, social and historic melting pot. Its medieval houses, narrow lanes and town halls from the Renaissance period offer an attractive backdrop to a world of art and entertainment.
The double towers of the Grossmünster are one of Zurich’s most iconic landmarks – climb to the top to discover beautiful views over the city. Further sightseeing includes the Peterskirche, which has Europe’s largest clock face and the Fraumünster, which is famed for its stained-glass windows by greats Alberto Giacometti and Marc Chagall.
The world of art is prevalent throughout Zurich. Besides the famous University ZHdK, establishments including the Kunsthaus Zürich, Haus Konstruktiv and Museum für Gestaltung also embrace the spirit of creativity alive.
A great way to get around Zurich is the Polybahn: a funicular rail that transports around 50 passengers every two minutes. It brings you directly from the Old Town to the ETH and University of Zurich, which is yet another great spot for a stunning view over the city.
Zurich is home to a host of culinary hotspots. Enjoy traditional dishes such as Birchermuesli and Züri Gschnätzlets or sample delicacies from around the world. The city boasts many Michelin-starred restaurants, so gastronomes can extend their stay to savour the flavours.
En route to St. Moritz
Those in search of alpine adventure, or indeed rest and relaxation, can be in the Swiss mountains in less than one hour – many head to St. Moritz. This most famous of Swiss towns offers a host of winter attractions, such as White Turf – a unique horse racing event that takes place on the frozen lake. The train journey to St. Moritz is worth the trip in itself. Trains leave twice an hour from Zurich Main Station and transports you through a breathtaking landscape to St. Moritz in just over three hours.
You can even take the famous “Glacier Express” (change at Chur) and enjoy the Swiss landscape through panoramic windows. The journey time is a little longer, but will live forever in the memory.