Ever since 1357, the Storchen has had its dock on the Limmat River with beautiful views across to the Rathaus, old guildhalls and 11th century Grossmunster Cathedral. In the winter of 2017 it closed to renovate the rooms, the entry and the ever-popular tea salon. After it was upgraded to five stars and now has 66 beautifully designed rooms, many with stork-themed art tying in to the hotel’s history. Then this year their chef, Stefan Jäckel, was awarded a Michelin star for the Rotisserie Restaurant – very nice! The surrounding neighborhood entices you with some of Zürich’s chicest shops, restaurants and cafés. Early evening bells from the nearby Fraumunster and Grossmunster reverberate off the hotel’s riverside façade – something  truly wonderful to experience!