WID­DER HO­TEL

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Ren­nweg 7, Zürich ho­tel.qantas. com.au/wid­der­hotelzurich An ar­chi­tec­tural maze of rooms and wind­ing cor­ri­dors, the five-star Wid­der is a glo­ri­ous mix of an­tique and mod­ern. Nine medieval town­houses in the Old Town have been painstak­ingly con­verted into a 49-room bou­tique ho­tel with lots of quirks from its 700-yearold his­tory: a cir­cu­lar room here, a slop­ing floor there and me­tre-thick walls join­ing it all. Ev­ery room is unique, though mar­ble bath­rooms, Bie­der­meier an­tiques and Eames chairs are com­mon threads. Break­fast and the minibar are al­ways in­cluded.

Busi­ness fa­cil­i­ties A dis­crete of­fice space con­tains equip­ment such as a com­puter, scan­ner and printer, while con­fer­ence rooms with din­ing fa­cil­i­ties make this ho­tel ideal for large groups. Many of the suites have loft-style of­fice spa­ces and the li­brary, with its ex­posed brick walls and comfy leather chairs, is a great place to work. Wi-fi Com­pli­men­tary through­out.

Food and drink The Wid­der is one of the coolest places to eat and drink in the Old Town. A riot of black-and-white tiling and in­dus­trial lamps, Au­Gust bistro is a meat-lover’s fan­tasy. Be sure to visit the renowned mixol­o­gists at Wid­der Bar when it re­opens, newly re­fur­bished, this month.

Fit­ness and well­be­ing Stone pil­lars, ex­posed wood and new equip­ment make for one stylish ho­tel gym. Nu­tri­tion con­sul­ta­tions and pri­vate train­ing ses­sions are avail­able.

Run route Take Bahn­hof­s­trasse to Gen­eral-Guisan-Quai. Run through the Ar­bore­tum, along Mythen­quai, and then on to Ster­nen­strasse to Ri­eter­park. It’s a five-kilo­me­tre trip.

Cof­fee nearby Just steps away is Honold (honold.ch), a bustling cen­tury-old tea­room that also serves great cof­fee and pas­tries.

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