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The luxurious boutique hotel has been built in a historic Zurich Art Deco building that was previously home to the Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss.
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The luxurious boutique hotel has been built in a historic Zurich Art Deco building that was previously home to the Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss.

The luxurious boutique hotel has been built in a historic Zurich Art Deco building that was previously home to the Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss. The new hotel is also a member of the Autograph Collection.

Even from the outside, the Neues Schloss Privat Hotel Zürich, Autograph Collection is unmistakable. The modernist building in the Art Deco style stands out with its striking rounded edges and balconies, as well as a straight-lined, no-frills stone façade. These features of roundness and straight lines were transferred to the interior of the hotel by the renowned interior design firm Carbone Design (Appenzell-Ausserrhoden) in the course of the complete renovation and redesign.

The concept is based on the hotel's early years in the 1930s, the heyday of the Bauhaus era, and its later uses. All 57 guest rooms and suites, the restaurant, the meeting room and public areas such as the lounge have been completely redesigned and have been given a new, high-quality interior design. Dark oak wood, soft leather, coordinated lighting, modern textiles and unique artwork characterize the new room design. "Art is a big priority throughout the hotel, and each room holds its own carefully curated artwork," points out Mauro Cerutti, General Manager of the hotel.

About the Autograph Collection

The Autograph Collection Hotels brand bundles more than 220 luxurious, hand-picked lifestyle hotels in the world's most beautiful locations in nearly 30 countries. The hotels were selected for their distinctive character and remarkable special features: Each of them embodies the very personal vision of its founder. This is expressed in exceptional design and stay experience as well as in the role the hotel plays in the respective region.

Autograph Collection hotels participate in Marriott International's rewards program, Marriott Bonvoy. The program offers members an exceptional portfolio of global brands, unique experiences with Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits; points earned can be redeemed for unique rewards such as free nights and stays.

The new Castellan's restaurant aims to offer its guests an oasis of calm in the middle of Zurich's vibrant centre. Selected works of art and design elements are staged on the white walls with special textured plaster. Rustic objects such as Mediterranean-style clay jugs contrast the modern, minimalist light objects in bright colours. The interplay of purist, linear design and the purposefully used elements creates a unique atmosphere. The interior can be described as a symbiosis of rough natural plaster, shiny terrazzo stone surfaces, fine stone tiles in natural stone look, woven and velvety textiles and natural wood surfaces.

As a Mediterranean Eatery, the restaurant combines the flair of Southern Europe, known for its diverse cuisine, with the local ingredients of specialties from Zurich and the Lake Zurich region. From French breakfasts to Spanish tapas, unexpected original dishes from the coasts of Southern Europe to reinterpreted classics, there's plenty on offer. The 29-year-old Yves Nussbaum, who has perfected his craft in major Swiss 5-star hotels, has been recruited as head chef. The host is Michael Masetta, who has lived and loved this role passionately in renowned restaurants for 16 years.

The hallmark of Neues Schloss Privat Hotel Zürich is its unconventional concierge service. No matter if it is the first visit to Zurich or if the guests are looking for insider tips off the beaten track: Mr*s Castellan surprises guests with unusual recommendations away from the mainstream.

About Arabella Hospitality SE
As the management company for the hotel division, Arabella Hospitality operates 16 hotels in Germany, Switzerland and Mallorca, seven of which are owned by the Schörghuber Group. Marriott International has taken over the management of the existing hotel portfolio. The properties are operated under the well-known brands St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Autograph Collection. The portfolio is complemented by two Arabella Hotels and Arabella Golf. Arabella Hospitality is part of the Schörghuber Group, which, in addition to the hotel business, is also active in the areas of construction & real estate, beverages and seafood.

The former Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss Hotel will be operated under the Autograph Collection brand, which is a perfect fit for the tradition-rich hotel property, once the modernization is completed. The tenant of the hotel property and investor in the renovation is Arabella Hospitality, while management will continue to be in the hands of Marriott International.

About Marriott International

Founded: 1927 in Washington D.C. by J. Willard and Alice Marriott

The Group: Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, has a portfolio of more than 7,800 hotels in 138 countries and territories and includes direct and franchised properties and licensed vacation ownership resorts under the umbrella of 30 leading brands.

Management: dual leadership with CEO Anthony "Tony" Capuano and President Stephanie Linnartz . Chairman of the board is John Willard (JW) "Bill" Marriott Jr.

Employees: 121,000 employees (as of the end of 2020).

2020 revenue: $10.5 billion (2019: $21 billion)

Portfolio: More than 7,800 hotels with more than 1 million rooms in 138 countries and territories

Brands: 30 brands (including Moxy, Marriott, St. Regis, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton, Westin)

Largest brand: Courtyard by Marriott (1,234 hotels)

Loyalty program: Marriott Bonvoy with more than 153 million members

Hotels in Germany: 94 hotels, 16 brands