Imagery courtesy of Lalique Group.
Lalique Group has acquired Resort Florhof in Zurich, Switzerland, with a view to overhauling it to reopen below the luxurious model.
The group’s majority shareholder chairman Silvio Denz, along with entrepreneur Peter Spuhler, spearheaded the deal.
After renovation, this historic constructing will reopen its doorways as Villa Florhof in 2024. Lalique Group shall be working the brand new lodge and restaurant as leaseholder, geared toward additional strengthening the group’s hospitality arm.
Over the approaching months, the constructing shall be rigorously remodeled in shut session with the Workplace for the Preservation of Historic Monuments (Denkmalpflege) and shall be redesigned within the Lalique model. There are plans to cut back the variety of rooms within the higher storeys of the lodge to a complete of 15 suites and rooms. There will even be a restaurant on the primary ground and a bar with a terrace, a front room and a smoker’s lounge on the bottom ground to offer a central assembly level for visitors. The historic vaulted wine cellar will proceed to kind the foundations of Florhof.
The positioning has been one of many jewels within the metropolis of Zurich’s lodge scene for greater than 100 years, though the constructing’s historical past dates again to the sixteenth century. By buying the property, Denz and Spuhler ought to safe its future as a lodge and restaurant. This comes after the earlier house owners, whose household had owned the property for nearly 100 years, introduced the closure of the enterprise on the finish of July 2022.
Historical past and aptitude
Denz acknowledged: “The very best properties aren’t discovered – they discover you. I’ve lengthy been fascinated by the charming Florhof on this imposing constructing, and the chance to buy it has now offered itself. We’re delighted that we will proceed to run Villa Florhof as a lodge and restaurant for the individuals of Zurich and guests from around the globe – combining the historical past of town with the aptitude of Lalique.”
Spuhler added: “For me too, this buy is a matter of the guts, since I grew up not removed from the lodge and really feel related to the world and this magnificent constructing. This can be a dream property the place we wish to create a novel ambiance for visitors – mixing custom with the longer term and delivering distinctive hospitality.”