Within the heart of Zurich and on the river banks there lies the oldest Swiss hotel, namely the hotel Storchen. A legendary icon and significant emblem of Swiss boutique luxury hotels.
We were entrusted to refurbish and rebrand this hotel from ground up. The entire hotel underwent an extensive renovation and a re-branding from 4 to 5 stars. The extensive project included: refurbishment of 42 guestrooms and suites, all common areas such as the lobby, reception area, bar, restaurant, smokers lounge and outdoor terraces.
A driving element in our design work was the stork itself. Embracing the hotel’s history, each room and floor highlights a one of a kind made to measure large-scale handpainted artwork. The theme of the stork starts at the entrance of the hotel and continues through the public areas and the guest rooms, along with sophisticated materials, finishes, warm fabrics and elegant architectural details.
The public areas and guestrooms are a comfortable and charming blend of avant-garde design, with historically relevant and newly interpret features including marble floors and bronze elements, combined with made to measure furniture and lighting. Every aspect of the newly transformed Hotel Storchen, from the design and materials selection to the programmatic elements, is derived from the local context.