Luxury. No other term has been used as inflationarily as this term in recent years. For some it is a 5 stars hotel, for others a rare wine, for still others the sweet idleness on the sofa. What is real luxury today? It is more and more about experiences. This idea has led to the founding of The Living Circle. The real luxury in the modern world is defined by simplicity and authenticity, time for the essentials and authentic experiences for yourself, your family and friends. The Living Circle members fit perfectly with this concept of luxury, as unique and different as they are.
The 5 stars Hotel Storchen Zürich with its unique location directly at the Limmat, in the hearth of the old city, has a very special relationship with the city of Zurich. Already 660 years ago stood here a guest house. To this day, the Storchen is the seat of the “Zunft zur Schiffleuten“, the oldest still existing fishermen and shippers guild in Switzerland.Read more
When visiting the Schlattgut with its 34 hectares on the hills of Herrliberg, guests can learn about the livestock breeding from chickens to cattle, and can cut their own bouquet of roses or collect strawberries depending on the season. In addition, the farm offers a special event location with the
Schlattgut-Stübli. Thanks to its unique view over Lake Zurich, every event is an incomparable event.Read more
For more than 70 years, the Buech restaurant, high above Herrliberg, has welcomed its guests, captivating its visitors with the charm of a genuine countryside bite. In addition to the unmistakable view over the Lake of Zurich to the great summits of the Glarus, the Swiss Alps, as well as the Jungfrau, the Buech is also known for its culinary experiences, which are served in the restaurant and private dining rooms. In the summer you can enjoy the unique ambience in the garden.Read more
Castello del Sole
The 5 stars superior Castello del Sole Hotel in Ascona is embedded in 100 hectares of land directly on the shores of Lake Maggiore and adjacent to a WWF bird sanctuary. The Castello del Sole was built by Francesco Orelli and used as a shelter for the followers of the new Protestant doctrine, the founders discovered this unique situation almost 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 of extension, specializes in the cultivation of very special products. Some of these products were even threatened with extinction, such as the corn varieties "Rosso del Ticino" and “Millo Corvo” or the Bondola grape, which are now cultivated in the Terreni alla Maggia. These and other products can be purchased in our own Shop, or in swiss-wide delicatessen shops in Globus or Manor.
Wine lovers and those interested can get to know the company wine production in the new welcoming tasting area and those who are more interested in rice can also register for a so-called “risottata” and learn about the “risotto”. From farm to table.Read more
Rustico del Sole
The Rustico del Sole, 800m above Lake Maggiore, is not just a restaurant, but an experience of a special kind. The magnificent view compensates its visitors for the strenuous hike or mountain biking tour. If you like it more exclusive and faster, you can reach the mountain retreat in only a few minutes by helicopter flight and enjoy the impressive location at the traditional lunch with a maximum of privacy. If you want, you can enjoy the view from the open air hot tub to Lake Maggiore. The Rustico del Sole is only bookable on reservation. In 2018, the Rustico del Sole will become a very exclusive retreat with sleeping accommodation for up to six people.Read more
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.