Idea & design

Classic traditions with a techno beat.


Total area: 4000m². Ladies’ Spa and Gentlemen’s Spa (each 100m²): sauna, plunge pool, steampots with aromatic steam, aromatherapy pool, steam bath, luxury shower area, Kotatsu footbath, relaxation area with fireplace, two tanning booths. Aqua zone: swimming pool, indoor whirlpool, outdoor whirlpool with warm & cold pools, jacuzzi loungers, sundeck, SANARIUM®, steam bath, SNOW PARADISE, luxury shower area, five Sunaburo pebble loungers (designed especially for the Dolder Grand by KLAFS). Chill-out room with hanging chairs. Two spa suites, 70m² and 85m²: treatment beds, SANARIUM®, mud bath, double hydrotherapy bath for couples, snail shower, lounger area, integrated fireplace, TV. 19 treatment rooms: dry massage rooms, some with fireplace and/or steam shower, wet massage room and steam shower, hydrotherapy room with steam shower and freestanding fireplace, treatment room for packs, steam shower, beauty treatment rooms. Meditation room, gym, mind, body & movement studio, medical health, hairdresser, library, spa café, shop.

Lord Norman Foster’s radical idea was to pull down all extensions to the legendary Dolder Grand and replace them with new wings. These new wings – the spa wing and the golf wing – now nestle against the completely refurbished main building, linking the past with the future. In the spa area, Sylvia Sepielli picks up on this symbiosis between tradition and modernity; her theme here is “classic traditions with a techno beat”. Guests are greeted by “steampots”, newly developed columns of steam in the entrance areas of the ladies’ and gentlemen’s spas. At the heart of these spa areas, each of which is 100m² in size, guests can then enjoy a wonderfully relaxing footbath on river pebbles in the warm flowing water of the Japanese Kotatsu.

The Dolder Grand

Kurhausstrasse 65
8032 Zurich