Dolder Grand

The Dolder Grand Hotel, on a hill above the city of Zurich, is one of the legendary hotels of Europe. It underwent a complete refurbishment and "re-thinking" and reopend in April 2008 as a 'City Resort' with 173 (2014: 176) rooms and suites. The renowned London architects Foster and Partners have combined the hotel’s historic main building of 1899 with modern architectural accoutrements.

The original “Curhaus” – by all means not as the centrally located as the legendary hotels near and around Bahnhofstrasse –  stands between the pulsating life of the city and a refreshingly natural green zone, with a magnificent view of the city of Zurich, the lake and the Alps.

Here Zurich's fist golf course was opened in 1907. Over the past years quality management has slowly driven the grand old lady back to where it once stood, today guest comments are extremely positive and it seems that the Dolder is back on track.

1896: Construction commences on the Dolder Grand Hotel based on plans by world-renowned architect Jacques Gros.  

1899: The Dolder Grand Hotel opened its doors on May 10th, 1899 as a seasonal hotel (open April to October) with Mr Dielmann as General Manager.  

1902: The hotel gets its own telegraph office.  

1907: Zurich's first golf course opened as a special attraction of the hotel.  

1915: The hotel operates all year round in order to accommodate foreign guests who seek refuge in Zurich during the First World War. The installation of a more efficient heating system and new windows mean that the hotel can now be resided in during the winter.  

1923: All the rooms undergo an extensive renovation programme. All guest rooms are fitted with running water facilities or private bathrooms.  

1924: The hotel entrance is moved and the present-day restaurant "La Rotonde" os built in its stead. The kitchen is also moved and rebuilt.  

1948: The hotel undergoes complete renovation, during which most rooms are fitted with their own ensuite bathroom.

1950: Electrical ovens are installed in the kitchen.  

1964: A new wing featuring 60 rooms is opened at the Dolder Grand Hotel on May 1.  

1968: The "Festsaal" - the ball room - is modernised and fitted with air-conditioning and a simultaneous translation facility.  

1983 - 1987: All the rooms in the main building are refurbished.  

1987: Mr Heinrich J. Hunold becomes General Manager.  

1987 - 1988: The extension undergoes total renovation and refurbishment.  

1990 - 1992: An underground garage with 250 parking spaces is built.  

1996: Reopening of the restaurant "La Rotonde" after extensive renovation work.  

1997: The 25 year old telephone system is replaced by a state-of-the-art digital exchange with ISDN and voice mail.  

1998: A modern business centre is opened on July 1.   1999: The Dolder Grand Hotel celebrates its 100th anniversary.  

2000: Mr Hans-Rudolf Rütti is appointed General Manager. The in-house Fitness center is opened.  

2001: Martin Candrian and Urs E. Schwarzenbach are taking over the majority of shares of the Dolder Hotel AG from the Schweizer-Wehrli family.  

2003: Mr Thomas Schmid takes over on May 1 as General Manager. The hotel is closed for renovations.

2008, April: The Dolder Grand, the new City Resort with 173 rooms and suites, is opened. The renowned London architects Foster and Partners Ltd. have combined the Hotel’s historic main building of 1899 with modern architectural accoutrements.

2014: The Dolder offers 176 rooms.

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Mr Heinrich J. Hunold (1987-2000)
Mr Hans-Rudolf Rütti (2000-2003)
Mr Thomas Schmid, Stephen W. Pike

176 Rooms
48 junior suites, 7 suites, 4 Top Suites, 1 Residence Suites
Two restaurants, the Bar and the Lobby make the Dolder Grand an oasis for exceptional gourmet delights. All facilities are open to hotel guests and the general public alike.
The Restaurant offers fresh and innovative gourmet cuisine by our Chef Fine Dining Heiko Nieder in a stylish atmosphere. The Restaurant has been awarded 18 GaultMillau points and two Michelin stars. In the summer the terrace is open, with views across the city of Zurich, the lake and the Alps.
The bright, cosmopolitan Garden Restaurant is open all day, every day, serving light, European cuisine and modern Swiss interpretations. Our Executive Chef Gion Fetz prepares a menu that always reflects the seasonal specialities.
Encompassing 4,000 square metres, the Dolder Grand Spa offers a unique range of activities for your well-being. European and Japanese influences take you into an inspiring world. Take advantage of this invitation to look after your health and well-being and give your body and soul back what they need most: your inner balance and peace of mind. Children must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult for admission to the spa.
Outdoor activities
Outdoor activities such as walking or jogging can be undertaken under the instruction and supervision of a personal trainer from the Dolder Grand Spa. We also provide mountain bikes for guests to use free of charge.
From the Dolder Grand you can look out over the challenging 9-hole golf course adjoining the Dolder Golf Club Zurich (a handicap of 30 and club member card is required). Equipment can be hired on site. The season runs from April to November.
The five clay courts of the Zurich Tennis Club, together with a clubhouse and restaurant, are situated behind the Dolder Grand. Equipment can be hired from the concierge. The season runs from April to October.
Dolder Outdoor Pool
Situated in idyllic natural surroundings, the public outdoor pool (Dolder Bad) is just a five-minute walk away from the Dolder Grand. In addition to the outdoor pool that is 50 metres long and 17.5 metres wide and has a diving board, there is a tree-lined lawn covering 10,000 square metres with areas for sport and sunbathing, a children’s play area, two paddling pools and a sandpit, as well as four table tennis tables and a volleyball pitch. Entrance to these facilities is free for Dolder Grand guests. The season runs from May until the end of August.
Dolder Minigolf
Next to the Dolder pool you will find the only minigolf course in the city of Zurich. The facilities can be accessed via the entrance to the Dolder pool. The season runs from May until the end of August.
Ice-Skating Rink
The Dolder open-air ice-skating rink, built in 1930 and covering an area of 6,000 square metres, remains to this day the largest one of its kind in Europe. It is just a five-minute walk away from the Dolder Grand. Equipment can be hired on site. The popular Bavarian curling facilities can be booked for small groups. Entrance is free for Dolder Grand guests. The season runs from October to March.
The Dolder Grand offers facilities for 12 to 900 guests for seminars, company events and conferences, banquets, weddings, private dinners or other events in Zurich.
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Dolder Grand
Country: Switzerland
City: Zurich
Opening date: 1899

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General Manager Mark Jacob


Kurhausstrasse 65
8032 Switzerland, Zurich

Tel: +41 44 456 60 00
Fax: +41 44 456 60 01

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