La Réserve Eden Au Lac Zurich
An Icon Reborn
What it is
A century-old lakeside grande dame newly reimagined by Phillipe Starck, with 40 exquisite rooms and two foodie-favorite restaurants.
What it isn't
Equipped with a spa. But the hotel can’t help but be relaxing, so you don’t need one.
What we think
Aesthetes all across the globe have staying at La Reserve Eden Au Lac on their proverbial bucket lists. Phillipe Starck transformed the legend into a de facto jewel box, where even the simplest room looks like it could be an exhibit at MoMa (note the blonde wood-panelled walls, graphic woolen carpeting and custom marble vanities with LED-lit mirrors, not a thing out of place). Yachting fans will adore the Lake View Suite, which is stocked with multiple private balconies edged by antique wrought iron railings; curved windows give it the feeling of a garret apartment in 19th century Paris. Whichever you pick, amenities are Luxe with a capital L, including separate dressing rooms, Nespresso coffee machines, VIP welcome amenities and...perk of all perks...gratis breakfast they’ll serve you either in your room or on your balcony. Did we mention the courtesy car that’s happy to ferry you around the city?
You're here because
Don’t tell your mother, but you love that there’s a smoking lounge in the cellar—and you have a special thing for subterranean boites with speakeasy aesthetics (this one is lined in antique paintings and exposed wood rafters, and feels like a secret).
You can’t take your eyes off the chefs in the open kitchen at Eden Kitchen & Bar, but the sun streaming in the stained-glass window beside you makes you look. Of course, once lunch is served, the eye candy is on your plate: especially your chocolate and ginger tart with cardamom ice cream. Heaven is a place on earth.
Perched right on the waterfront in Zurich, three blocks from the 1834 opera house and 12 blocks from Le Corbusier House, the starchitect’s final building, a steel and glass dream that’s open for tours.
Restaraunts & Bars
Eden Kitchen & Bar - A menu inspired by culinary traditions from all over the world
La Muña - Rooftop restaurant serving Japanese Peruvian specialities with the backdrop of the Alps