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The Dolder Grand Spa

The Dolder Grand Spa, Zurich, Switzerland

Takes #1 Slot in SpaFinder Survey: ‘Top 10 Sexiest Spas’

Name of Spa: The Dolder Grand Spa
Opened Since: April 2008
Hours of Operation: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Philosophy: “Classic traditions with a techno beat”; European and Swiss therapies with traditional Japanese influences
Size of Spa: 43,056 sq ft
Number of Employees: 40
Number of Treatment Rooms: 19 + 2 Spa Suites
Types of Treatments Offered:Beauty treatments, body rituals, massages, medical wellnessPartners:
Foster and Partners Ltd., London (Architecture)
United Designers Ltd., London (Interior Design)
SPAd Inc. Sylvia Sepielli, Sedona/Arizona (Spa Concept)Admissions:
Guests of The Dolder Grand, Spa Members Club, Day SpaBusiness Stats:
Spa Program Used: TAC
Product Lines Used: Kerstin Florian, Kenzoki, La Prairie
Top 3 Selling Services: Beauty, Sports and Relax Massage

SpaFinder’s Top 10 Sexiest Spas

Susie Ellis and I thought it would be fun to introduce you to this “sexy” Swiss spa, named the sexiest spa in the world by a panel of experts in a recent SpaFinder poll.

Susie is the president of SpaFinder, Inc., a 360 degree media company connecting thousands of spas around the globe with millions of consumers seeking a healthy lifestyle. SpaFinder also offers spas and wellness centers SpaBooker, its unique online appointment booking and spa management software solution. SpaFinder has become well known for its “Top 10” lists, with this category being the newest.  See the sexy runners-up at SpaFinder – from Turkey, Bangkok, the United States, and more.  How sexy is your spa?  Enjoy!

The Dolder Grand Spa – The Landmark for Exhaulted Standards

The Dolder Grand Spa is an invitation to health and happiness; an oasis where visitors restore their body and soul to physical wellbeing and inner harmony.

After an elaborate renovation lasting four years, in 2008

Zurich celebrated the return of one of its most prominent landmarks, the Dolder Grand. The original “Curhaus”, or health spa, was transformed into a luxury-class city resort with 173 rooms and suites, two restaurants, banquet and conference facilities, and the stunning 43,000-square-foot Dolder Grand Spa. Sitting in the Zurich hills, between the city center and surrounding woodlands, this newly polished gem allows guests to enjoy a number of recreational facilities, including tennis courts and a world-class golf course. Leading London architect Norman Foster, of Foster and Partners, combined the historic 1899 main building with two new, modern wings: the Spa Wing; and the Golf Wing, which curve gracefully around the fully restored main building, fusing design elements of the past, with those of the future.

European and Japanese influences have shaped this unqiue spa environment

Two separate areas, the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Spas each offer sauna, steambath, Kotatsu footbath, aroma pool, steampots (pillars covered in Cat’s Eye mosaic glass tiles greet the guest with a scented steam cloud as they enter the spa), cold water basin and solarium.

In the Aqua Zone

The organic structure of the generous-sized swimming pool with Bisazza mosaics and a panoramic view, epitomizes the entire Dolder Grand Spa. With indoor and outdoor whirlpools; mineral water couches; sanarium (a more temperate-style sauna) and steambath; and the ultra cool Snowparadise (a room that offers large bowls of snow for you to massage onto you or your partners body), this Spa will allow you to revel in all that is pure and good for the mind and the body.

The Technogym Workout Centre has an upbeat vibe

While the Movement and Mind-Body Studios allow guests to enjoy yoga and pilates classes and courses in a calm, relaxing environment. The 21 treatment rooms include: hydro massage (applying massage techniques through the water); hydrotherapy (the use of various forms of water therapy within the treatment); Sanotherm (whole body flotation system with hot pack treatments) with steam shower; 10 massage rooms; 6 facial rooms; and 2 spa suites. The Spa Suites are magnificent, with shimmering mother of pearl walls, mudbaths, whirlpools, loungers, fireplaces and TVs.

Chill Out

At any time during their stay, guests can enjoy peace and quiet in the hammock chairs in the “Chillout” zone, or in the meditation space, and marvel at the fascinating mosaic cupola above.

Pebbles are the theme in the Japanese Kotatsu Footbath and Sunaburo loungers

Offering guests a relaxing, “sense-ual” experience. In the Sunaburo loungers, fully reclined and enveloped by warm “pebbles” that always adapt to your body shape, this radiant heat treatment was especially designed for the Dolder Grand and offers a new twist to this ancient Japanese-style tradition. The exotic Kotatsu Footbath finds you seated at a multi-person, solid walnut table, with your feet immersed in river pebbles, as a simulated water current washes over them, with the benefit being similar to a reflexology treatment, as well as cleansing.


There is also a full scale, state of the art Medical Wellness Centre offering plastic and aesthetic surgery, aesthetic dermatology and anti-ageing treatments.

Library, Cafe, Hair Salon

In addition to all of this, in the Reception area there is a library with 600 books including literature on health and wellbeing; Hairstyling En Vogue at the exclusive Kerastase Hair Institute; the Spa Café where you can enjoy healthy and revitalising drinks and snacks; and a Shop offering exclusive products for wellness, beauty and fitness, fashion and lifestyle accessories and gifts.

The spectacular Dolder Grand Spa is a member of Leading Spas of the World.


About Leslie

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