Career at the Baur au Lac

Welcome to Baur au Lac, where our workplace culture is as refined as our hotel.
New employees can expect a wealth of benefits when they join our team.
Find out what we can offer you and view our job vacancies. Alternatively, get in touch with our job concierge – they will be happy to explain how you can become part of the Baur au Lac family.



Our current vacancies are listed below:

 If your dream job is not listed here, we recommend contacting our job concierge.


Your job concierge

If you’d like to tell us about your passion for hospitality, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Tell us where your talents lie, how they could benefit Baur au Lac and what your professional aspirations are. Our job concierge will be in touch to discuss the various options with you.

  • Baur au Lac Jobconcierge

    Your Job Concierges:

  • Kathrin Kast

    Director of Human Resources

    Kathrin Kast

  • Olivia Müri

    HR Operations Manager

    Olivia Müri

  • Lea Dannenmayer Baur au Lac

    HR Executive

    Lea Dannenmayer


The Baur au Lac

The reason why many of our 270-strong team work for us is Baur au Lac itself. All over the world, our name has been synonymous with elegant luxury, exceptional service and personal attention to detail for nearly two hundred years. Every member of the Baur au Lac team is dedicated to upholding these standards. It is a matter of pride – and it is what makes Baur au Lac such a rewarding place to work. Like our guests, you may well find that it becomes a home away from home for you.

  • Baur au Lac: a byword for luxury since 1844.
  • One of the Leading Hotels of the World.
  • Baur au Lac offers understated luxury and top-class cuisine.
  • It is the number one address in Zurich for celebrities, VIPs and myriad delightful guests from all over the world.
  • Working at Baur au Lac means being part of the success story of one of the world’s most renowned hotels.
  • With 270 members of staff to call upon, our team is large enough to meet any challenge the day may bring, yet small enough to ensure every member has the chance to make an impression.
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Tradition reinvented

When it comes to the best hotels in the world, Baur au Lac is known as the “grande dame.” We take that as a compliment. After all, for an old lady, we still have a spring in our step. That’s because we make sure to upgrade our facilities as required and invest heavily in our buildings, our rooms, cutting-edge technologies and quality equipment.

  • Beautifully furnished, well-kept rooms that reflect the latest in hotel luxury.
  • The most stunning grounds of any hotel in Zurich.
  • At Baur au Lac, tradition is something to be cherished and reinterpreted – and nowhere more so than in our chic Baur's Brasserie & Bar
  • The latest building services and systems.
  • Baur au Lac is not part of a hotel group. It has been family owned and run since 1844, meaning much of its revenue is reinvested in the premises.
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Family au Lac

If you think traditional means a stuffy work environment, you're in for a shock at Baur au Lac. We strive to create a personal, pleasant and engaging atmosphere in which people are free to be themselves and have a good time.

  • Outgoing and unique, our team members hail from 40 different countries.
  • We work well together.
  • Baur au Lac benefits from supervisors who are committed to the cause.
  • Employees are encouraged to approach the hotel management – and even the owners – with their thoughts and concerns.

Excellent prospects

At Baur au Lac, we nurture talented individuals who are willing to learn and eager to make great strides in their professional lives. We attract people who are the best at what they do – in turn, everybody benefits from their knowledge, as well as the regular training we offer.

  • More than half of our managerial positions are filled internally.
  • We organize a wide variety of internal courses and training sessions.
  • We are proud to have one of the best onboarding programs in the industry.
  • We have top professionals overseeing every aspect of the business, enabling new employees to learn their craft alongside the best.
  • Baur au Lac is worth its weight in gold on any CV.
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An exceptional place to work

At Baur au Lac, the glamor factor is high and no two days are the same: we welcome guests from many different countries and cultures, hold distinguished events and uphold the strictest quality standards.

  • Visitors from overseas make up 80% of Baur au Lac’s guests.
  • We are a veritable melting pot of cultures and traditions.
  • In providing top quality services and products, our employees put in a performance that is second to none.
  • We use only the highest quality products and rely on fresh ingredients in all our dishes.
  • Employee engagement is important to us.
  • Activities and schedules are clear and organized in a way that allows us to tweak them where necessary.
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Terms to take advantage of

Quality comes top of the list of our employment conditions, too. Our employment terms include a host of attractive benefits and 70 tastefully furnished staff rooms at a top location in the heart of Zurich.

  • Staff accommodation (70 rooms) in one of Zurich’s prime locations – a private room costs just CHF 600 (laundry service included).
  • Free cleaning service for work clothing.
  • The staff restaurant offers good quality, affordable meals in a relaxed atmosphere – and you only pay for what you eat (no flat-rate deduction).
  • A monthly subsidy of up to CHF 250 toward your health insurance.
  • Attractive discounts, e.g. on bottles of wine at Baur au Lac Vins and with many other affiliates.

Apprenticeships / internships

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Baur au Lac is the ideal place to gain work experience.


Get your career off to a flying start with one of our sought-after apprenticeships:

  • Koch EFZ
  • Hotelfachfrau/-mann EFZ
  • Restaurationsfachfrau/-mann EFZ
  • Kauffrau/-mann EFZ


We offer internships (starting at six months) in a range of areas for students attending a Swiss hotel management college.

Are you the top talent we’re looking for? If so, send us your CV (with a photo), along with a motivation letter and a record of your academic performance.