The highly anticipated launch of the innovative hotel concept took place in July 2022, with a grand opening that encapsulated the zest and energetic personality of the place. Now fully open, guests can come stay, dine, drink and dance in inimitable FIVE style. Right in the heart of Zurich and designed to be THE place to party, it caters to music lovers with live events including international DJs; not only has the hotel group curated its own playlists (which you can listen to on Spotify), but it has also launched its own music label.
An incredible 14-meter colorful sculpture of 18 alphorns greets guests inside and outside the lobby, giving a taste of what to expect as they move through the spaces. In collaboration with local Swiss artists, the interior designers created special nooks in the spaces, created to be ultra Instagramable. It is a place to see and be seen.
Presentation of the FIVE brand
Anticipating what’s to come, we take a look at what’s happened so far with the growing chain… FIVE (which coincidentally celebrated its fifth anniversary this year) already owns two properties super funky in Dubai – The Penthouse and The Beach at FIVE Palm Jumeirah – which have earned an excellent reputation for world-class music events. Their guests enjoyed sets by sought-after artists like Joel Corry, Robin Shulz, Solardo, Jax Jones, Lost Frequencies and many more big names. From now on, the top events attended by revelers in the United Arab Emirates will be reproduced with a European accent, here in Zurich.
A few minutes from the center of Zurich
About a 20-minute drive from the airport (via the hotel’s pre-booked transfer service), FIVE Zurich is in leafy Wiedikon, surrounded by green spaces that lead to the edge of urban sprawl . The famous Utliberg Mountain sits within sight of the hotel, inviting guests to hike, while providing an enviable backdrop for glamorous rooftop parties and epic sunsets. The site was previously occupied by Atlantis By Giardino, and during its former life the venue hosted megastars like Muhammad Ali, Elton John, and Grace Jones. As the building overlooks the city center on a very private plot, guests can be transported to museums, restaurants, and Lake Zurich in minutes. But with so much happening on-site and such indulgent amenities, you might find it hard to venture too far.
Gorgeous and generous rooms, luxury suites and party carpets to impress
The property has undergone a period of nine months renovation period, during which it became a canvas for local creative talent. You can book a stay in a Gorgeous Room or a Generous Room (the latter with a balcony option). These are classified as rooms, but in reality they are much more like suites.
Above a category, you can opt for the elegant Luxe or Luxe XL suites, the fun FIVE suite, the bold and retro 78 m² Come Play suite that is suitable for a rockstar, a two-bedroom suite Epic Suite with eight balconies or a connecting suite with up to four bedrooms. All categories include exclusive artwork, king-sized beds, living areas and chic toiletries. With particular appeal to Millennials and Zillenial visitors, these spaces have been designed with modern generations in mind.
Generous Room With Balcony
During our stay we were accommodated in one of the hotel’s generous balcony rooms.
Asian fusion dinner with Swiss classics
Seven different restaurants are provided within the property. The first is the high-energy street food haunt, Soul Street, with a buzzing atmosphere; Maiden Shanghai, a non-GMS fine-dining Chinese restaurant with an award-winning epic brunch; The Penthouse, a unique Japanese lounge concept – merging dance and dining – which is connected to the nightclub with an open-air terrace and panoramic views of the horizon; The Vault Wine Bar, which prepares a divine contemporary version of the classic Swiss fondue; the Tune In Café with murals, coffee and snacks to go; and finally, The Social Pool, for cocktails and light bites bathed in the sun.
During our stay, we discovered a variety of delicious dishes from the hotel.
The Retreat, Spa and Pool
The outdoor social pool is certainly ready to heat up your summer; this area of the hotel hosts several daytime events with live entertainment and during the warmer months giving you the chance to slip into your bathing suit, sip craft drinks and dive into the water accompanied by beats nice.
But if all that high-octane partying gets a little too much, rest assured, you can also detox and decompress at the spa. This urban wellness center extends over 560 m² and includes five treatment cabins, a Spa Suite with Jacuzzi, a hammam, a sauna area, a relaxation room and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool – both with integrated Jacuzzis. And you can always look your best, with a team of therapists on hand to prepare your selfie before your night out. If you want to stay active, you can access the state-of-the-art gym, containing TechnoGym equipment, wall-mounted TVs, weights and jump ropes.
Party at the Penthouse Zurich
We’ve mentioned The Penthouse as a place to eat and dance, but this gem of a place deserves more in-depth coverage. Here you can expect to meet world famous artists like Joel Corry, Pete Tong, Acraze and Charlie Sloth at night, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Lost
Frequencies, Robin Schulz, MORTEN and Subject per day; it is the Zurich house of the sound of FIVE. The interior decor is sumptuous, while the views from the terrace will take your breath away, especially at sunset. And don’t forget to take a look at the bathrooms, we won’t spoil the surprise, but they are unlike any other. In fact, The Penthouse is unlike any other nightclub.
This innovative property is a prime location for stargazing (celebrities and celestial beings). Be among the first to dive into FIVE’s first European outing – we’re sure there will be more – by booking a break at this innovative new address in Zurich. By receiving the exclusive 5-star superior hotel award by HotellerieSuisse, you can be sure of VIP treatment in Zurich.
This property is included in our guide to the best hotels in Zurich and the restaurants in our guide to the best restaurants in Zurich.