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The Hotel City on the Löwenstrasse in Zurich has been completely renovated over the past seven months, from the exterior facade to the entire interior, to the restaurant on the ground floor, which now operates independently under the name “Löweneck”. Hotel director Stephan Knubel, who has run the hotel for 20 years: “The hotel city is hardly recognizable after the renovation. What remains is our great hospitality. We do everything to make our guests feel comfortable from the first moment. “
Central, cozy and chic
As a boutique hotel, Hotel City Zürich is geared towards both business people and discerning globetrotters who are looking for very central, cozy and tastefully furnished accommodation at a good price-performance ratio. The three-star hotel has a total of 60 rooms, half of which are for individuals. Since the working day often goes beyond work, especially for business travelers, all rooms are equipped with spacious work surfaces, free internet access and, if required, a printer. A bright conference room is available for meetings, which can accommodate up to 25 people and has the most modern equipment. It can also be booked independently of an overnight stay.
Family tradition lives on
The hotel has been family-owned since it was founded: in 1947, the lawyer and Zurich hotel manager Henriette Rossiez-Treichler acquired the Wilhelminian-style building on Löwenstrasse from the Löweneck cooperative. The establishment first established itself as a bed and breakfast hotel and from the 1960s onwards as a solid and personal three-star hotel with a well-known restaurant. After the death of Mrs. Rossiez, the house became the property of her daughter Beatrice Wiederkehr. For them, the complete renovation marks the beginning of a new era: “For our comparably small hotel, this is a big step forward. However, when it came to the renovation, it was important to us not to break completely with the past and to make the tradition of the hotel recognizable.”
Collaboration with Zurich design duo Dyer-Smith Frey
The hotel has been family-owned since it was founded: in 1947, the lawyer and Zurich hotel manager Henriette Rossiez-Treichler acquired the Wilhelminian-style building on Löwenstrasse from the Löweneck cooperative. The establishment first established itself as a bed and breakfast hotel and from the 1960s onwards as a solid and personal three-star hotel with a well-known restaurant. After the death of Mrs. Rossiez, the house became the property of her daughter Beatrice Wiederkehr. For her, the complete renovation marks the beginning of a new era: “For our comparably small hotel, this is a good thing. To secure this, the hotel owner, together with her son Philipp, who managed the renovation project, hired the well-known Zurich design duo Dyer-Smith Frey. In close cooperation, an overall concept was developed that alludes to the rich (design) history of the hotel. The architecture firm Werner Fisler in Zurich was in charge of the construction and planned the building services and the redesign of the facade. In the entrance area, historical photographs of Löwenstrasse are available which are contrasted by a modern, polygonal reception counter. On the first floor, guests can look forward to a salon inspired by past shapes and forms, the rooms are either in a soft red, harmonious green or relaxing beige The timeless and elegant design of the rooms is also emphasized through the furniture specially designed by Dyer-Smith Frey.
“Hotel City Zürich” as a unique institution
For Philipp Wiederkehr, when developing the overall concept, it was important that the stylish handwriting, the carefully selected accessories and warm colors reflect the special charm of the hotel. He is convinced: “This successful mix of chic design, personal charm and hospitality is very rare in this price range in Switzerland”. He is also proud of the new – belonging to the hotel, but independently managed – restaurant “Löweneck” on the ground floor of the house: a place where people from Zurich mingle with hotel guests from all over the world, which creates an incomparable, urban atmosphere .
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