WELCOME TO THE
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.
FOOD & BAR TOUR
Experience our City & Lake Resort in a very special way. Immerse yourself in the culinary world of our houses, stroll through the dreamy alleys of Zurich's old town and marvel at the lakeside landscape around Lake Zurich on our own boat.
Enjoy a unique Food Tour and let yourself be pampered by our top chefs or taste surprising creations on the Bar Tour from our top bartenders in the most exciting and beautiful locations of the City and Lake Resort - an experience that you will not forget!
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
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
The first honey harvest was successful! Since this year The Living Circle has over 200 hives - cared for by our own beekeeper. The honey comes directly from the roofs of our hotels or from the meadows near Zurich and in Ticino. A glass of Bloomy Honey from Zurich or the Mille Fiori from Ticino: the perfect souvenirs of your stay with us. Available in all hotels and in the store.BUY NOW
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
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
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
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
Jörg Arnold General Manager of the Storchen Zurich, Widder Hotel and Alex Lake Zurich, is pleased to receive the Falstaff "Hotelier of the Year" award in Switzerland. As part of the publication of the Falstaff Hotel Guide, the Castello del Sole was also awarded third place in the Gourmet Hotel category, followed by the Widder Hotel in 4th place. The Alex Lake Zurich took third place among the best Design Hotels in Switzerland. We are delighted about the awards.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