Zurich’s iconic Hotel Atlantis revamped


Hotel Atlantis by Giardino recently unveiled its retro-inspired renovation in Zurich. Designed by The Gallery HBA, the bold 1970s design has been softened with modern-day elegance and original details have been restored to maintain the hotel’s history.

The lobby’s reception desk was waxed to expose the natural grain, recalling the petrified timber found in the area’s landscape. The black-and-white marble steps of the adjacent, dramatically curved staircase twist upwards against a backdrop of a multi-dimensional stone “puzzle” on the wall. In the center of the hotel’s nearby lounge, a fireplace with a three-sided glazed hearth opens up views of the gardens while also offering a look at the action of the city. The lobby bar was designed to resemble a bank vault with safety deposit boxes.

Ecco restaurant features ribbed and curved plaster walls and a muted, simple color palette. Walls are inset with silvered églomisé glass framed by smooth-edged black and antique brass trim leather. Other features include tweed dining chairs, rounded ivory leather banquettes, a white marble bar display and a chandelier of crystal “ice block.”

The hotel’s 95 guestrooms and suites include dark parquet floors, bronze finishes and marble bathrooms. Other areas of redesign include the ballroom, crafted with mahogany veneer and timber paneling, as well as the spa, which includes a calming indoor pool.


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