Atlantis By Giardino

Zurich, Switzerland

Connect with nature in a bustling business hub at this urban retreat. Decked out with stylish furnishings, this hotel is an iconic landmark steeped in celebrity history, having been visited by Steve McQueen, Freddie Mercury and Muhammad Ali. Set at the foot of Zurich’s Üetliberg mountain, the hotel boasts gorgeous green surroundings and a stunning city view that is beyond compare.

A feeling of spaciousness that makes the everyday melt away and an urban design that suggests a glamorous age – the 95 bedrooms, with sizes between 30 and 1,975 m², combine both to create dens of relaxed luxury and your own private retreat.

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Things to know

  • First opened in 1970
  • Reopened as Giardino Retreat in 2015
  • 5* superior
  • 95 rooms and suites
  • 2 restaurants
  • Ecco Zurich restaurant with 2 Michelin stars
  • 2 bars
  • Pool
  • Dipiú Spa
  • Celebrity guests include 70s pop icons ABBA and the Bee Gees, 60s Hollywood heartthrob Steve McQueen and boxing legend Muhammad Ali
  • Queen frontman Freddie Mercury once gave a private performance on the bar’s grand piano

Travelling by car or train

  • Zurich main station 15 min by car, 10 min by train
  • Zurich Airport 25 min by car, 40 min by train
  • Basel Airport 1 h 10 by car, 1 h 40 by train
  • Bern Airport 1 h 40 by car, 2 h by train
  • Geneva Airport 3 h by car, 3 h 30 by train

Meetings and events

3 Meeting Rooms, all with daylight

114 to 259 square metres. Capacity up to 200 people

Whether for a small group of friends or a large crowd, or whether for a wedding celebration, incentive event or confidential committee meeting – your event needs to thrill and enthuse, leaving an indelible impression. The more surprising an event, the more likely it is to wow your guests. Atlantis by Giardino provides everything you need to do just that: unique design, top-notch cuisine and Mediterranean hospitality.

Ballroom «Wave»

A 259-square-metre meeting room, where the urban jungle and the natural world seem to blend into one another. Full-length windows afford unobstructed views over the forest and the town, incorporating both scenes into the experience. The whole space is bathed in light and offers direct access to the expansive outdoor terrace overlooking Zurich, as well as the lush gardens with their views of the Üetliberg mountain. Top-of-the-range technology, an integrated LCD wall and sound system, and the latest connectivity technology ensure that nothing will escape your audience. With the options of “Long Wave” and “Short Wave”, as well as the additional “Wave Foyer” with bar, this room can be adapted to fit any crew. Catering service for business lunches and dinners, private cocktail receptions, coffee breaks, buffets, company lunches, special celebrations, anniversaries, birthdays and weddings.

Things to do

  • A panoramic trail to the Üetliberg mountain
  • Urban scenery and city life in the neighbourhood
  • Shopping and socialising in the city
  • Taking a cruise or sailing on Lake Zurich
  • Cultural strolls to visit theatres
  • Attend one of the many art exhibitions or music festivals during the summer
  • Historic sights in museums and the Old Town
  • Get hands-on and milk Heidi the friendly Alpine cow. Make your own cheese using Heidi’s milk and your dairy-based labours will be delivered to your home address
  • Take your bikes onto the mountainside to do some of the goats trekking and take your picnic
  • Attend one of the chocolate-making classes in the main ‘Choco-Street’
  • dipiù Spa – indoor and outdoor pool, sauna zone, fitness and relaxation area, massages and beauty treatments, signature dipiù cosmetics line complemented with Aveda and !QMS products, hair salon
  • Ayurveda by Giardino – in the practice rooms, guests can book consultations and treatments with professional and experienced Ayurveda practitioners, specialists and therapists.

Food & beverage

Hide & Seek Modern

International and surprisingly out of the ordinary. Hide & Seek draws its Inspiration both from contemporary sources and from Ayurveda. Each dish incorporates salty, sweet, bitter, sour, spicy and tart components in harmonious unison, tantalising your taste buds and nourishing your body. Local herbs and invigorating spices ensure that your meal is easily digested, while the different flavours and textures offer a rich sensual experience. Enjoy food that simply does you good – without having to look too hard.

Ecco Zürich

The Ecco restaurants in Ascona and St. Moritz have a reputation for unique culinary virtuosity blended with a purist approach to taste – and both have two Michelin stars to prove it. With his food concept, Ecco founder Rolf Fliegauf artfully combines the natural flavours of seasonal ingredients to create the unmistakable Ecco cuisine: distinctive, intense, unexpected. In Zurich, Rolf Fliegauf has passed on the baton to his trusted associate Stefan Heilemann. Also awarded with 2 Michelin stars.

The outdoor pool & Ocean Bar

A Mediterranean dream. Large blocks of natural stone bordered by a fine wooden deck nestle on the edge of this turquoise jewel. At 25 metres long, the outdoor pool at Atlantis by Giardino stretches away in front of the forest like a holiday dream come true. Enjoy a refreshing lunch or drink at the Ocean Bar.

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