Quality of life from the heart of nature
Switzerland is one of the most popular countries in the world, not just because of its high quality of life, but also due to the unique variety in the different parts of the country. With its idyllic mountains, urban lifestyle and lakeside promenades, Switzerland’s variety is unlike that of any other country. By combining seven businesses into The Living Circle, the Anda and Franz-Bührle families as well as IHAG Holding AG are strengthening cultural and regional ties to their home country, with a focus on a proximity to nature and the region.
A modern and authentic interpretation of luxury
Luxury – hardly any other term has been subjected to such inflationary application in recent years. To some, it is a 5-star hotel, to others a rare wine or simply lounging on the couch. What does real luxury mean today? Isn't it always a very personal experience?
It is exactly this idea that led to the founding of The Living Circle. In today's world, true luxury is defined by simplicity and authenticity, by having time to savour the important things in life and to be able to enjoy memorable experiences, on one’s own and with friends and family. This notion is gaining in significance all over the world. It is the key to a direct relationship with nature and with the special locations of The Living Circle partners.
The 5-star Hotel Storchen in Zurich set in a unique location directly on the Limmat has a very special relationship with the city of Zurich. A guest house stood here as long as 661 year ago.Read more
The Widder Hotel Just off the world-renowned Bahnhofstrasse in the heart of Zurich’s historic Old Town , the Widder Hotel is one of the most special and unusual boutique hotels in Zurich.
Guests at Schlattgut farm on 34 hectars of land above Lake Zurich can learn about humane livestock breeding, cut their own bouquet of roses or pick strawberries. Back to nature.Read more
For more than 70 years, this restaurant above wonderful Herrliberg has welcomed guests with the charm of a genuine countryside tavern. The views of the central Swiss Alps are breathtaking.Read more
Castello del Sole
The 5-star superior hotel Castello del Sole in Ascona is embedded in 10 hectares of land. Its founders discovered it 500 years ago. Here, the concept of space and time and the relationship with nature is completely redefined.Read more
Terreni alla Maggia
Terreni alla Maggia in Ascona with its 150 hectares specializes in the cultivation of fine specialities. Rice, corn, wine and much more can be bought in the Enoteca Alimentare or in the online shop.Read more
Rustico del Sole
Rustico del Sole, 1000 metres above Lake Maggiore, is not just a restaurant, but an experience in itself. In just a few minutes, a helicopter brings guests to the mountain retreat with magnificent views.Read more
IN CONSTANT DIALOGUE
Gratian Anda and Jürg Schmid bring together the loveliest properties in the most beautiful regions of Switzerland in the Living Circle Group, creating an all-round enjoyable experience for holiday- makers and business travel- lers at its affiliated hotels, restaurants and farms.
Gratian Anda, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jürg Schmid, Delegate of the Board of Directors
The Living Circle
The Living Circle – is a hand-picked collection of first-class hotels and restaurants in incomparably beautiful locations, run by dedicated hosts. Rice, vegetables, fruit and a whole array of exquisite products – including wine, of course – is whisked fresh from our own farms directly to your table. That is how we define luxury. That is The Living Circle – luxury hotels fed by nature.