In the heart of Zurich, perched atop the Adlisberg, stands the Dolder Grand – a sanctuary of elegance and refinement celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1899 as a health spa, the Dolder Grand has evolved into a modern City Resort, blending its historical charm with contemporary luxury in a fusion of the past and present.

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Courtesy of the Dodler Grand
Courtesy of the Dodler Grand

Renowned architect Lord Norman Foster was in charge of the extensive renovations from 2004 to 2008, restoring the historic main building to its former glory while introducing two cutting-edge wings that epitomize modern design. This transformation marked a pivotal moment for the Dolder Grand, propelling it from a traditional Grand Hotel to a dynamic City Resort that sets the standard for sophistication and innovation.

Throughout its storied history, the Dolder Grand has played host to an illustrious array of guests, from royalty and rock stars to fashion icons and world leaders. The hotel’s guest book reads like a who’s who of global luminaries, with names like Diane Kruger, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Nelson Mandela gracing its halls. A testament to its enduring appeal, the Dolder Grand has even dedicated a suite to the legendary Rolling Stones, embodying the spirit of unconventional luxury that defines the hotel.

Dian Kruger at The Dodler Grand
Karl Lagerfeld at The Dodler Grand
The Rolling Stones at The Dodler Grand


Renowned for its top-tier spa facilities, The Dolder Grand invites guests into a sanctuary of ultimate relaxation and revitalization. The spa boasts award-winning treatments and programs rooted in the holistic Dolder Grand Life Balance philosophy, catering to comprehensive wellness needs. With a selection of exclusive products sourced from luxury brands like La Prairie and Amala, they promise an unparalleled spa journey, indulging guests in an unmatched experience of luxury and rejuvenation.

Embracing innovation and sustainability, the Dolder Grand is at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies and eco-friendly practices. As the first hotel in Switzerland to accept cryptocurrency payments, the Dolder Grand is pioneering new ways to enhance the guest experience while reducing its environmental footprint. From robotic assistants in housekeeping to a commitment to long-term sustainability, the hotel sets a new standard for excellence in the hospitality industry.

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Courtesy of the Dodler Grand
Courtesy of the Dodler Grand

For those seeking a luxury escape that embodies the epitome of grace and sophistication, the Dolder Grand stands as a beacon of excellence and innovation. With its rich history, unparalleled amenities, and unwavering commitment to quality, the hotel continues to redefine the meaning of luxury for discerning travelers seeking an unforgettable experience.

In celebrating 125 years of exceptional hospitality and timeless elegance, the Dolder Grand invites guests to embark on a journey of discovery and delight that honors the legacy of the past while embracing the promises of the future.

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