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Updated: August 28th, 2020 at 2 p.m.

We care for your safety

Please take note of the latest safety measures which we have recently implemented for the mutual protection of all our guests and employees.

Our newly developed hygiene concept has been based on the guidelines given by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) and in close cooperation with an experienced epidemiologist.  This concept has been communicated to all our employees and respective training sessions have been conducted.

We provide protective masks and on request for our guests. Disinfectant dispensers are available in our public areas.

To ensure your well-being, we have also set up and implemented the following guidelines: 


 We kindly ask all visitors of our restaurants to take note that...

  • ... based on the new declaration of the Zurich Government Council to contain the coronavirus, valid as of 27 August 2020, we are obliged to register our guests’ details for contact tracing purposes. For families or other groups with people known to each other, it is sufficient to provide the contact details of one person per group.

  • ... you are asked to wait at the respective floor markings in front of the hostess tables until you can be seated. 

  • ... all tables are arranged at 1.50 m distances from the surrounding tables.

  • ... card payment is the preferred payment method.

  • ... we cannot provide valet parking service to external guests. 

  • ... we must ask you to refrain from your visit in case of acute symptoms indicating respiratory disease.


We kindly ask our hotel guests to take note that...

  • ... upon arrival, you must state whether you have had any symptoms of illness within the last 48 hours.

  • ... at check-in, a barrier has been installed at the front office/concierge desk ensuring that you and our staff are not facing each other directly.

  • ... when arriving or departing with your private car, the car keys will be accepted or returned on a silver tray and the key will be disinfected in both cases. 

  • ... during the transfer of the car or the luggage delivery /pick-up service our employees are required to wear plastic gloves. 

  • ... should you be present in the room when your luggage is being delivered/picked-up, our employees are obliged to wear a protective mask and to maintain a distance of 1.50 m between you and themselves.

  • ... we will try having your room cleaned in your absence; however, should you wish to be present during the housekeeping service, our staff is obliged to wear a protective mask and to maintain a distance of 1.50 m between you and themselves.

  • ... card payment at check-out is the preferred payment method.

  • ... we must ask you to refrain from your stay in case of acute symptoms indicating respiratory disease.

Banquet Facilities

We hereby would like to inform potential event organizers and attendees that...

  • ... we would be delighted to arrange a virtual site visit with you.

  • ... our venues are being cleaned, disinfected and aired on a regular basis. The same applies to all our equipment including air conditioning.

  • ... our staff is trained regularly in order to comply with all hygiene guidelines. Upon request, our service staff will be wearing masks and gloves.

  • ... if requested, we will install hygiene stations in all venues. Additionally, hand sanitizer is available on the podium for the speakers. Save disposal stations for the masks and gloves are available as well as a medical thermometer.

  • ... we have drafted new layouts for all our event facilities, taking into consideration the requested safety distances of 1.50 meters, and reduced the respective maximum capacities accordingly. 

  • ... upon request, our food offer is being portioned per person and serving. 

  • ... alternatively, we also offer a selection of to-go boxes.

  • ... upon availability, we are delighted to offer the usage of an additional banqueting room as a coffee break area.

The Zurich Government Council has recently issued new measures to contain the Covid -19 virus affecting events with more than 100 attendees indoors or 300 attendees outdoors. Despite this new situation, it is our goal to allow you and your guests to enjoy larger events in a safe environment at Baur au Lac. Therefore, we require your written consent to the following obligatory measures and restrictions:

  • Each event participant must have an average of 4.00 m2 at their disposal. If less than 4.00 m2 can be guaranteed, masks must be worn indoors and outdoors. The maximum capacities, which were determined for each venue, are binding.

  • An overview with the complete contact details of all participants must be handed over to the responsible event coordinator 24 hours before the official start of the event.

  • A final and complete list of participants must be sent to the responsible event coordinator within 24 hours after the event has ended.

  • Sanitary facilities will be specifically assigned for the duration of the event by the responsible event coordinator in order to avoid any crossing with other functions. All event participants are required to use these lavatories exclusively.

Fitness Club 

We kindly ask our hotel guests to take note that...

  • … you must register at reception before using the fitness area.

  • ... you must constantly keep a safe distance of 1.50 m between you and the other fitness club users.

  • ... you are required to disinfect the training equipment after each exercise.

  • ... you must follow the general hygiene guidelines of the Baur au Lac Fitness Club.

We thank you for your support and cooperation!


Updated: March 31, 2020 at 11 a.m.


All bookings made directly with the hotel (online and via phone) with the stay dates between April 1, and June 30, 2020 can be cancelled free of charge until 24 hours prior arrival.

Updated: March 18th, 2020 at 2 p.m.


Dear guests,

In the 176 years since it was founded, the Baur au Lac has experienced many wonderful periods and unique historical events. It has also dealt with the challenges that have arisen during that time.

The events happening at present are new for all of us, and that means we must all do what we can to act sensibly and responsibly. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing society in ways we have never seen before. As a result, the Pavillon restaurant, Le Hall and Baur's Brasserie & Bar at Baur au Lac will remain closed until further notice. We are doing everything we can to provide our guests with our undivided attention, so they may continue to enjoy a pleasant stay even in this difficult period.

We are confident that the measures taken by the Swiss authorities will adequately contain the spread of the coronavirus, with the result that we can all return to our normal daily lives in due course.

We have high hopes for the future and look forward to the time when the Baur au Lac is once again operating as usual. We will keep you abreast of all developments via regular updates on this website. You can also continue to reach us by email and phone at +41442205020.

The Kracht family, the management team and our employees wish you all the best during this time.

Take good care and stay healthy.