The Baur au Lac has the discerning tastes of its guests to thank for the leading position it has maintained for more than 165 years in the international luxury hotel industry. Set in its own park, the hotel enjoys a unique location overlooking the lake and the Alps? and yet is still but a few minutes? walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich?s celebrated shopping high street. While offering the ultimate in comfort, luxury and privacy, the rooms and suites have been equipped with every, yet hardly noticeable technical refinement. The large, luxuriously appointed marble bathrooms with separate shower and toilet, heated floor and daylight match up to the highest demands of comfort, design and equipment. The rooms on average are 35 sqm / 380 sq.ft. All rooms equipped with: Twin or King bed, view or River or the City, A/C, working area, telphone and fax, wireless internet, DVD and CD player, minibar, TV. The excellent quality of the hotel's cuisine and the exemplary dedication of its over 250 staff have made waves even across the pond. The experts at New York-based Leading Hotels of the World recently singled out the Baur au Lac as the Best Hotel in Europe. This is a traditional building.