advertisement

Old meets new at the luxurious and quirky Widder, made up of eight adjoining medieval houses, and named after the 13th-century Augustinian monastery once located here. Thanks to careful restoration, the original stone walls, murals, frescoes, and ceilings have been preserved in the characterful interior. The rooms and suites are individually decorated, with furniture and art from such design luminaries as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Giacometti, and Warhol, to create a blend of old and new; the interior schemes match the ice-cream shades of the eight exterior buildings. The hotel restaurant serves top-notch Swiss and vegetarian cuisine; the Widder Bar is a celebrated jazz venue.