5* Hotel Storchen

Zurich, Switzerland

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. 


  • Type
    5 Star Hotel
  • Location
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • Scope of Work
    Interior Architecture & Design, Styling and Design lead supervision
  • Year
  • Client
    Hotel Storchen AG
  • Partner
    Kate & Sam Lighting Design, London
    P. Meier & Partner AG
    Neumarkt 17 AG, Zurich
  • Photography
    Agi Simoes & Reto Guntli, Zürich

«The hotel is designed with an international sensibility –original and welcoming.»

Ina Rinderknecht

«The Storchen is a contemporary homage to the vibrant city of Zurich.»

Ina Rinderknecht

«The guestrooms are a comfortable and charming blend of avant-garde design.»

Ina Rinderknecht

«The Storchen now raises the bar when it comes to an authentic, guest-focused hospitality experience in the heart of Zurich.»

Ina Rinderknecht

«A place where everyone in town gathers to meet friends or make
new ones. A place for guests to relax or find a cozy corner to work.»

Ina Rinderknecht


SWISS Universe
Luxury Edition for First and Business Class
Neumarkt 17 Domani
Zu Gast: Ina Rinderknecht «Ästhetik als Weltsprache»
«Auf den Schwingen des Erfolgs»
Swiss Cuisine & Hospitality
«Facelift in Rekordzeit für den Storchen Zürich»
Salz & Pfeffer
«Edle Federn»
«Der Storchen mausert sich»
«Der Storchen strebt den fünften Stern an»