After extensive renovations, the Ambassador Hotel in Zurich’s Seefeld district reopened on February 27.
(media release) 26 months after the start of construction, the four-star Ambassador Hotel on Falkenstrasse 6 has reopened. It belongs to the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” association. It is located in the Seefeld district, near the opera house, two flag houses and the lake promenade. With 44 rooms and suites, the boutique hotel, part of Meili Selection, spreads over five floors and occupies part of an ‘Utoschloss’ from 1899, and is one of the most prominent witnesses to the Belle Époque in Zurich.
A reference to Zurich as a former center for the textile trade
Well-known Swiss designer Ina Rinderknecht is responsible for the entire interior concept. The furnishings play with natural colors and provide subtle references to a time when Zurich was a successful trading center for exclusive fabrics. Each of the five floors tells the history of relations with France, Spain, Asia, India, Great Britain and New England (USA), which were at their height in the nineteenth century. Valuable materials such as marble and bronze were combined with bespoke furniture and lighting.
The Ambassador Hotel is managed by Marcel Hertach, who, as Hotel Cluster manager, is also responsible for the Opposite Hotels Opera (4 stars) and Seehof (3 stars). The 48-year-old Graduate Hotelier has an MBA in Economics and many years of national and international experience as an Events Manager, Tourism Consultant, Restaurateur and Hotelier.
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