5* Hotel Storchen
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.
Type5 Star Hotel
Scope of WorkInterior Architecture & Design, Styling and Design lead supervision
ClientHotel Storchen AG
PartnerKate & Sam Lighting Design, London
P. Meier & Partner AG
Neumarkt 17 AG, Zurich
PhotographyAgi Simoes & Reto Guntli, Zürich
«The hotel is designed with an international sensibility –original and welcoming.»
«The Storchen is a contemporary homage to the vibrant city of Zurich.»
«The guestrooms are a comfortable and charming blend of avant-garde design.»
«The Storchen now raises the bar when it comes to an authentic, guest-focused hospitality experience in the heart of Zurich.»
«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.»