Just because you’re in the city doesn’t mean you have to feel like you’re in the city. Take Hotel Alex, for example, a cool and contemporary hotel on the shore of Lake Zurich that feels a million miles away from the hubbub of the city, despite being less than ten kilometres away from the centre. The location definitely helps; there are mountains, forests, hiking and biking trails all around you (plus all the charms of the lake, of course), letting you slip out of ‘city mode’ and into a far more relaxed mindset.
But even within the venue, you’ll be able to effortlessly switch off whenever you need to and simply appreciate the awesome hotel that you’re staying in. There are ample opportunities to boost your wellness in Alex’s Health Club & Spa, whether that’s through treatments, a restorative spa or by breaking a sweat in the gym. Then again, you could simply sit and watch the world go by from the comfort of the on-site restaurant and bar, both boasting a gorgeous terrace with panoramic views across the lake.
When it’s time to call it a night, you definitely won’t have trouble switching off in any of the seriously stylish 44 studios and penthouses. All rooms come equipped with a ton of facilities and services, making for a perfectly comfortable setting with some luxurious touches.
And although you can easily forget you’re in the city, if you need to remember for any reason – an important business meeting or train connection, perhaps – then you’re only 20 minutes away from the heart of Zurich. It all adds up to make Alex an urban retreat that’s exactly as urban – or as escapist – as you need it to be.