Placid Hotel Zurich, Switzerland

It may have received a prestigious inclusion within the top 100 corporate hotels of 2019, but Placid was built for stays beyond business travel. With its modern interior architecture and dedication to luxurious essentialism, the aptly-named hotel sets a new standard for multi-purpose accommodation, and in doing so, offers an alluring base for a new generation of design-conscious visitors to Zurich. Towering twelve stories high over the industrial landscape of the western district of Zurich-Altstetten, Placid was designed by E2A Architects, a distinguished local studio specializing in Modernist architecture. In a rare departure from standard hotel projects, the architects were given a carte blanche for the total architectural and design concept, not only for the building itself, but also for the interior and the objects that bring each space to life, from the restrained color palette and art work on the walls right down to the chairs and tables—and the vases by heritage Swiss porcelain manufacturer, Linck Ceramics, that adorn them.

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