The spired, castlelike Dolder opened in 1899 and over the years has hosted Winston Churchill, Arturo Toscanini, Albert Einstein, the Shah of Iran, Henry Kissinger and the Rolling Stones.
The hotel closed in 2004 and reopened in April 2008 with Foster & Partners essentially creating a brand-new hotel that partly envelops the renovated belle époque landmark building.
The Dolder Grand is renowned for its world-class art collection, a collection that would make most museums green with envy. There are over 124 pieces of art work set around the property, work by such art world luminaries as Joan Miro, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Camille Pissarro, Damien Hirst, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst.
Since spring 2014, art meets technology at The Dolder Grand Zurich. Now, guests can guide themselves through the astounding collection via an iPad application.
Guests can borrow an iPad from the reception desk and use the application to see the hotel’s collection. The works have been sorted by location and guests can access a map showing them positions of the works throughout the hotel. Additional information about each artist is also available.
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