There are plenty of excellent reasons to visit Zurich: it’s Switzerland’s banking and financial centre, a hub for medical tourism and the gateway to some of the finest ski resorts in Europe, to name a few, so it’s no wonder it attracts some seriously high-profile guests. For fans of the superlative, there’s now one more reason to visit: Zurich’s Atlantis by Giardino hotel has just launched the largest private suite in Europe: the 1,975 sqm Royal Residence.
The eight-bedroom suite occupies the entire top floor of the hotel, with three distinct wings that can be separated to use independently. A private entrance from the hotel’s underground car park guarantees privacy, and the suite has its own vault and security room for VVIP guests in need of extra safekeeping.
A fully-equipped medical suite means the Royal Residence is perfectly suited for convalescence when travelling to Switzerland for medical treatments, and private staff or hotel chefs can prepare tailor made meals in a private kitchen. After dinner in the elegant dining room, guests might want to relax in the opulent shisha lounge, and if important business needs to be discussed, Red and Blue majilis-style salons beckon for private meetings.
Vast outdoor terraces provide panoramic views of the city and tempting glimpses of the surrounding mountains and forest; and inside, a specially curated art collection complements the Arabesque design and colour schemes. If eight rooms seems a bit too much, you might prefer the hotel’s Hublot 107 suite, a refined abode dedicated to the Swiss watchmaker. At 68 square metres, the one-bed suite will feel familiar to anyone who frequents Hublot boutiques, with grey and black tones offset by polished aluminium and black smoked mirror panels, and a 1.2-metre chronograph chandelier forming the dazzling centrepiece.