Sorell Hotel Zürichberg
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A Modern Sanctuary High Above the CityWhat this 66-room property lacks in proximity to the Old Town (it’s a 25-minute tram ride to Bahnhofstrasse), it more than makes up for with its prime hillside perch on the Zürichberg overlooking the city below, and just beyond, Lake Zürich and the majestic snow-capped Alps. Spread across a restored Art Nouveau building and a modern annex with a Guggenheim-like corkscrew ramp, the minimalist, stylish rooms come with shocks of color—for instance, purple Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs. Guests can borrow bikes to make their way to the nearby Fluntern Cemetery, where James Joyce is buried, or meander the wooded paths of the Zürichberg forest.