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.