The Cigar Lounge at Kameha Grand Zurich.
The Cigar Lounge at
Kameha Grand Zurich.

The fascination with the hotel is not curious at all. At a distance of a mere six minutes from the airport and eight minutes from the Zurich Central Station, Kameha Grand Zurich is bang in the middle of all the action, especially for the conglomerate canyon in Zurich that’s now got a well-equipped hotel conveniently positioned for their international travellers. While the 224 rooms and suites, eight banquet rooms, and expansive ballroom get busy with the big guys, there are spots at the hotel that appeal to the guests who want a private setting.

Marcel Wanders, often referred to as the ‘Lady Gaga of design’, has set his imprint on the brand with neo-Baroque architecture, by filling cosy spots with eleven theme rooms such as the Gentleman’s Suite and the Princess Suite for the singletons to the highly optimistic Burlesque Suite for adventurous honeymooners, putting tellers on a perpetual roll with rave reviews online. And only when you wander into conversations with the staff, you find that the precision isn’t random—the brand has acquired its people from the biggest luxury hotels in and around the city, thus aptly putting professional, anticipating, charming, and helpful expertise on the beck and call.

There’s an Italian in the building that has us excited as well—L’UNICO the fine diner on the ground floor is booked on the nights with an open kitchen firing steaks and pastas on the table like a rifle that doesn’t miss. While higher above, there’s a sushi master in the Japanese Yu Nijyo, where you celebrate by eating a slice of the Far East.