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Marktgasse grows in popularity with business travellers

The new boutique design hotel, the Marktgasse, has identified a distinct new trend in business travellers, who are veering away from the more corporate and characterless hotels found in the business centre in search of accommodation which offers the practicalities of a business hotel but with the cool, intimate atmosphere of a boutique hotel.

Located in the most atmospheric part of the city, the historic Old Town, the Marktgasse is just a ten minute walk from the main business district and boasts a laid-back ‘home-from-home’ environment in which guests can disconnect from the stresses of the working day and soak up Zurich’s buzzy vibe. Housed in two former inns that date back to 1291, the hotel comprises 39 well-appointed rooms infused with a minimal Scandi-Japanese style, in addition to a host living spaces that are ideal for reading, working and hosting events. The in-house salon and library are great for workshops or meetings, and can be interconnected for larger gatherings, whilst the hotel’s striking Baltho Bar and trendy Baltho Restaurant with its deliberately pared down menu of international classics make a great space for entertaining.

The hotel also boasts an all-day deli, Delish, which is perfect for scooping up a coffee or homemade cinnamon roll before dashing off to a morning meeting, and which, along with Baltho Bar, opens out onto the cobbled street. As such, business travellers will find a distinct neighbourhood feel, with both Delish and Baltho Bar commonly frequented by locals. The hotel also has access to a gym and hammam, just a two minute walk from the hotel, whilst the trendy area of Zurich West, with its bustling markets, edgy bars, top-end restaurants and cleverly reimagined spaces (such as the Schiffbau, a converted factory recently turned into a theatre and Im Viadukt, one of the world’s longest viaducts restored and transformed into a covered market) are a stone’s throw from the hotel and provide a welcome evening distraction. 

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