Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville
Savoy Classic Suite
Zurich old town
The first house on the ‘Platz’
Our founder, Johannes Baur from Vorarlberg, showed true pioneering spirit when he opened his “guesthouse” in 1838. A lot has changed over the years: the location at today's Paradeplatz has become the center of one of the most popular cities in the world. And the former guest house became the first Grand Hotel in Zurich. One of the most renowned 5-star luxury hotels in Switzerland.
Your hosts, the «Savoyans»
Our Concierge Team
The Wizards of Paradeplatz
Sounds like a fairy tale. It is one. But a real one. It's not for nothing that our concierge team around Luis Avin is called that. Even the most challenging requests are not annoying obligations for the Savoy employees, your hosts, but rather exciting tasks.
Our Housekeeping Team
Strong behind the scenes
They ensure that the stairs to the Beletage shine, before they swiftly whizz over the other levels: the angels of housekeeping.
The first Contact
It’s not a job, but a calling: our Chasseure Team creates a lasting impression when they open their Zurich hotel doors and let you enter an oasis in the middle of the busy city.
The Savoy in full bloom
Daily fresh flowers in abundance: our florist lives her passion at the Savoy and delights our guest with lovely floral decorations.
Our Bar Manager
Charles Widmer lives his passion
Known classics or new creations: old and young gather around Charles Widmer, whose eloquent elegance already made him an institution. Bilanz Hotelrating 2018 "Bar chef of the year"
With an eye for detail
Rolf Laible has been loyal to the Savoy for almost 30 years. He and his team make sure the culinary creations at our Zurich hotel are always on trend.
Our Lingerie Team
Sleep on cloud nine at our Zurich hotel. The ladies and gentlemen of our launderette ensure that you get fresh towels and soft linen every day.
Zurich’s most central hotel in the world
You can get to the hotel from Zurich Airport in around 30 minutes by car, a navigation device will help. Or if you prefer to travel more comfortably, you can book our limousine service.
The public transport option: A relaxed journey by train takes you to Zurich main station, from where you will arrive at Paradeplatz after a two-minute tram ride through the legendary Bahnhofstrasse.
As our guest, you are part of a story
Johannes Baur opens the Baur en Ville
On October 31st, 1838, the baker apprentice from Vorarlberg, Johannes Baur (*1795), made his dreams come true and opened the Baur en Ville. Even for the year 1838, the Grand opening event received a lot of PR attention. One newspaper, Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, wrote a long article about the «Riesengasthof» (huge guesthouse), boasting “one dining room, two parlours for dinner and déjeuner â part as well as manger à la carte, 10 more rooms, 140 beds, stables for 36-40 horses and a barn down by the river, fitting 50 more horses.”
Reconstruction and Extension
In 1907, Jakob Schwarz, the fomer manager, hired Pfleghard & Haefeli for the reconstruction and extension of the hotel. 170 guest rooms were re-opened on June 13th, 1908. A Zurich newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, wrote: «The old Baur en Ville, which everyone in Zurich always loved, re-opened rejuvenated and beautified. It will remain an important part of the hotel industry in Zurich and Switzerland and it will prove again its international reputation. »
Home of the guild of tanners and shoemakers
Since 1923, the Savoy Baur en Ville has been home of the guild of tanners and shoemakers. The guild was formed in 1336, and in 1877 shoemakers and tanners joined forces. The guild is all about leather work, shoemaking and repair. The guild celebrated their first “Rechenmahl”, a big festive dinner after an assembly, in the Zurich hotel on November 28th, 1924.
The big rebuild
From 1975 to 1978 the hotel closed because of reconstruction works. The façade was carefully removed, so they could place it where it historically belonged. Restaurant Orsini and Chäs-Vreneli were fully rebuilt. On the March 31st, 1978, after exactly 26 months, the new Savoy Baur en Ville, a 5-star hotel in Zurich, opened its doors again. It now holds 104 rooms and suites and several function rooms. Around 170 employees take care of the guests every day.
24th of December 2018 – 180-year anniversary
This Christmas Eve will be even more special than usually: The Grande Dame celebrates her 180th birthday. Today, our 5-star hotel in Zurich consists of 104 rooms and suites and several event venues. Around 170 employees look after our guests every day.