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CITY & LAKE RESORT
As a Storchen Hotel guest, you benefit from the entire range of offers of our unique City & Lake Resort with the City & Lake Resort Guest Card. Board the hotel's own Alex boat at the Storchensteg and let the captain take you to Thalwil, where another oasis right on the water awaits you. From star cuisine in the Widder Restaurant and La Rôtisserie to a relaxing wellness break in Alex Lake Zurich - the range of offers is broad and spectacular.
Dive into our events and package offers or discover your new favorite hotspots on our interactive City & Lake Resort Map.
Experience Zurich in a new way: with our Urban Picnic you can enjoy the idyllic spots of the city and immerse yourself in the holiday world of our water city. A good feeling will also be catered for: With our Picnic classics and selected wines from our winery in Ascona, Terreni alla Maggia.
Marco Zanolari will become CEO of The Living Circle Group AG
The Board of Directors of The Living Circle appoints Marco Zanolari as the new CEO. He will take over the role of Group Executive Management from Jürg Schmid, who has been performing the function on an interim basis, as of 1 August 2023. Zanolari was previously CEO of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz AG.More information
The Castello del Sole awakens from hibernation
At the weekend, the Castello del Sole started into the new season. Chef Matthias Roock and his team start the spring in a completely remodeled kitchen. Several of the rooms shine in fresh splendor after a renovation. And are you excited about original activities that will enrich your visit to Ticino.BOOK NOW
Madeleine Löhner assumes the management of Alex Lake Zürich
An experienced and passionate hostess has presided over the five-star Hotel Alex Lake Zürich in Thalwil since 1 February 2023. Madeleine Löhner takes the place of Daniel Weist, who is moving to Zurich's five-star Widder Hotel within The Living Circle.
Michael Schuler receives his first Michelin star
Just last year, Michael Schuler and his team inaugurated the exclusive gourmet restaurant AQUA in the five-star Hotel Alex Lake Zurich. They were the second restaurant in Thalwil to be awarded the coveted Michelin star for their outstanding creations. He is thus the fourth celebrity chef of The Living Circle hotel and farming association, alongside Stefan Heilemann, two Michelin stars, Stefan Jäckel and Mattias Roock, one Michelin star each.Discover the AQUA restaurant
Discovery of the Year - Michael Schuler
We are pleased to announce that our star chef, Michael Schuler, who stepped out of the shadow of his teacher Stefan Heilemann and opened his first own restaurant at "Alex Lake Zürich" in Thalwil in 2021, has now been named Discovery of the Year 2023 by GaultMillau.More information
Development of the Château de Raymontpierre
The construction work is in full swing. We are happy to share with you the development of our youngest family member.More information
Mammertsberg Opening 2022
The traditional house Mammertsberg at Lake Constance opens its doors again on 01 October 2022. Besides a new interior for the beautiful rooms and the gourmet restaurant, you can also expect a new host: Silvio Germann. The talented Caminada student previously shaped the "IGNIV by Andreas Caminada" in Bad Ragaz for 7 years as head chef and won two Michelin stars and 18 GaultMillau points with his team.More information
The Caminada Group and The Living Circle acquire Schauenstein Castle and cooperate
We are very pleased to inform you that The Living Circle, together with the Caminada Group, has acquired the properties in Fürstenau, Grisons, operated by top chef Andreas Caminada. We strive for a cooperation on different levels and expand the location Fürstenau.MORE INFORMATION
Ascona Riserva takes 3rd place in Falstaff's Merlot Trophy 2022
Falstaff once again went in search of the best Merlot in Switzerland. In third place, with 94 points, is the Ascona Merlot Riserva 2018 from Terreni alla Maggia. A spicy and flattering Merlot that matures for around 24 months in small French oak barrels. An acknowledgement of the great skill and flair that our Ascona winery demonstrates year after year when it comes to the Merlot grape.Buy now
We are part of Responsible Hotels of Switzerland
26 Swiss lead companies of ecological and social sustainability, including all 4 hotels of The Living Circle, cooperate and found the Responsible Hotels of Switzerland. The hotel cooperation is a showcase for responsible travelers who are considerate of nature and people, but also want to experience enriching experiences that are close to nature. The cooperation promotes knowledge building and networks across industries.More information
"It was only once I'd visited The Storchen that I truly understood why the storks chose to land here. The hotel transcends the traditional notion of hospitality – here you feel as though you have truly arrived home"
The Living Circle – is a hand-picked group of first-class hotels and restaurants in incomparably beautiful locations, run by dedicated hosts. Rice, vegetables, fruit, and a whole array of exquisite produce – including wine, of course – is whisked fresh from our own farms directly to your table. That is how we define luxury. That is The Living Circle – luxury fed by nature.Discover The Living Circle website