72 Hours in Zurich with Atlantis by Giardino
The 14th annual Zurich Film Festival will take place in Switzerland from September 27 – October 7, 2018. The international competition sees emerging filmmakers compete for the coveted Golden Eye – the festival’s main award. In addition to the competition, the festival also presents the latest films from renowned filmmakers as exclusive Gala Premieres and Special Screenings allowing international tastemakers and filmmakers to network in a dynamic setting.
Zurich, Switzerland is a cosmopolitan city by the water that combines sophisticated urban life with nature, diverse museums and Switzerland’s most vibrant nightlife. Atlantis by Giardino, Zurich’s urban hotel retreat situated at the base of the Üetliberg mountain shares a 72 hour itinerary for travelers visiting Zurich for the event. Just a short ride away from the film festival, the property offers complimentary shuttle service to the city centre. Guests are sure to love this 1970s-vintage hotel with a variety of room and suite options to choose from including the largest hotel suite in all of Europe at an impressive 21,000 square feet.
DAY 1: Upon arrival, unpack and unwind at Giardino’s dipiù spa. A staple of the Giardino properties, the spa offers an extensive menu of treatments including the popular Kati-Basti, a long-lasting back massage with oils used to alleviate back pain, muscle hardening and degenerative spinal conditions and the Botanical Skin Resurfacing™ Facial Treatment, a plant-based alternative to microdermabrasion and chemical peelings. Relax at the only outdoor pool in all of Zurich and enjoy the popular steam bath. In the evening you can enjoy an on property fine dining experience at Ecco Restaurant which boasts two Michelin Stars and a constantly changing menu and creative cuisine.
Day 2: After breakfast, take advantage of Giardino’s complimentary shuttle service to the city-center and explore Zurich’s cultural hotspots, banks and boutiques. The city features world renowned architecture, both old and new and travelers will love walking around the sleek storefronts of Bahnhofstrasse stretching across Old Town to Lake Zurich. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Lindenhof, the fourth-century fort turned elevated park with trees, benches and games. Afterward, visit one of Zurich’s 100 art galleries, several renowned museums including the Museum of Art and the Swiss National Museum or indulge in some shopping at one of the many high end boutiques. For dinner, return to Giardino Atlantis’ Hide & Seek or visit one of the local restaurants for some famous Fondue or Raclette.
DAY 3: After exploring Zurich’s art and culture scene get outdoors and enjoy some hiking on nearby Uetliberg Mountain or swimming in stunning Lake Zurich. If you’re interested in flying, navigate through the Alps and take in the breaktaking views from a new perspective by flying with Giardino’s air taxi, which the hotel can arrange upon request. Return at night to enjoy a cocktail and a fine dining experience at Ecco, or a nightcap at The Cigar Lounge, decked out with Oxblood red wing chairs made from the finest velvet. Enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of Habanos and Davidoff cigars.
For more information please visit, https://atlantisbygiardino.ch/en/. Enjoy a 10% discount at Giardino Atlantis when booking for three or more nights. This offer is available all year round and can be applied to any room type, for the entirety of a guest’s stay.
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About Giardino Hotels
Giardino Hotels launched in 2008 under the direction of Daniela and Philippe Frutiger. It is a boutique collection of four properties in Switzerland including Atlantis by Giardino in Zurich, Giardino Mountain in Champfèr near St. Moritz, Giardino Ascona and Giardino Lago on Lake Maggiore. “Giardino”, which translates from Italian as garden, represents the ethos behind the brand – places of regeneration which are full of individuality and where every detail deserves its very own moment. The properties define themselves with a casual atmosphere, understated, yet upscale service, characterful design and Mediterranean joie de vivre, and just like a garden, offer guests a surprisingly fresh interpretation of luxury hotels with creative dining. Giardino combines the most attractive facets of Switzerland with a healthy portion of sunny hospitality. For more information please visit, https://www.giardino.ch/.