Monday, December 30, 2013

B2 BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA IS ZURICH'S LATEST AND HIPPEST HOTEL. I STAYED THERE AND HAD A COOL TIME AS THE TRAM AND BUSES ARE A FEW MINUTES WALK AND IT BOASTS A DIRECT LINK FROM TRAIN STATION STRAIGHT UP TO THE HOTEL VIA A DEDICATED LIFT!

KEE@FSWMAG.COM
B2 BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA AT HURLIMANN AREA, BRANDSCHENKESTRASSE 152, 8002 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
+41 44 567 67 67
WWW.B2BOUTIQUEHOTELS.COM

B2 used to be a beer factory and the rooms are located inside the former Hurlimann beer building dating from the mid 19th century. 

There are 60 rooms and suites, 2 boardrooms with state of the art infrastructure and direct access to thermal baths and spa with steam rooms for hotel guests.

The 33,000 books at Library Lounge offer fine meals, fine wines and a fine read!

Rooms start from an affordable 300 Swiss francs (RM 900) and all the way to 1,600 Swiss francs. 

When you check in, ask for GM Katrin Wolf and say you are my friend and she will ensure you have a special stay. Then again, even if you are my enemy, she will ensure you will also have a special stay!

The service is wonderful and sincere and not at all snotty. When I arrived at the train station, I phoned the hotel which instantly sent a minion I mean a staff member running down to escort me to the hotel lobby! That was nice since labour is so expensive in Europe.

B2 also enjoys direct access via a lift that links it to the railway platform below. So you can arrive by train from Zurich Railway Station almost to the doorstep of B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa!

I love oranges and took some from the reception desk. To my surprise and amazement, the next day there was a bowl of oranges on my desk! The staff noted my greediness and without asking, made sure I had my favourite fruits in my room daily thereafter! I only experienced similar services at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok but the rate there is around US$ 1,000 (RM 3,200) a night compared to around RM 950 at B2!

On my departure to Montreux again someone from reception offered to lug my suitcase down to the railway station!

It must be said B2 is not located next to the shops as you need to walk 5 minutes to the road to take the tram or bus. But transport is SUPER efficient in Switzerland and waiting time is 8 minutes max before the bus or tram you want roll into sight.

FOYER---I LOVE THE STACKED BOOKS BUT I THOUGHT WERE IMPRACTICAL SINCE THE BOOKS COULD TOPPLE EASILY
CLOSE UP OF BOOK TABLE
THEN I DISCOVERED ALL THE BOOKS WERE RIVETED TOGETHER AND COULD NEVER FALL OFF! SO INGENIOUS!
THE BOOKS WERE BOUGHT AT ONE GO, ALL 30,000 OF THEM!
I LOVE THE CHANDELIERS!
EACH CHANDELIER IS MADE OF BEER BOTTLES WITH BULBS INSIDE! AWESOME!
COOL CAFE FOR MEALS AND BREAKFAST
BEER BOTTLES MAKE UP THIS CHANDELIERS!
THIS IS THE LIBRARY LOUNGE WITH 11 METRE CEILINGS
COSY CORNER

THE LIBARY LOUNGE HAS 11 METRE HIGH  CEILINGS
NOTE THE BOOK STOOL
THE LIBRARY LOUNGE LOOKS LIKE IT IS FRAMED



STUNNING AND UNIQUE CHANDELIER FROM BEER BOTTLES STILL IN USE BY HURLIMANN BEER!
KATRIN WOLF, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF B2 BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA
KATRIN WOLF BY MY FAVORITE BOOK STOOL

THE JAMES BOND MEETING ROOM ON FIRST FLOOR
A MOVIE CAN BE SHOT HERE

OR A TOP SECRET MEETING
VIEW OF LIBRARY LOUNGE BELOW FROM MEETING ROOM
SO STUNNING AND IMPRESSIVE, I LOVE THE CHANDELIERS!



PART OF THE ORIGINAL WALL WHEN IT WAS A BEER FACTORY
MY FEET ON OLD PICTURE ON FLOOR!
THE GREEN GRASS ARE ACTUALLY BROKEN SHARDS OF GREEN GLASS BEER BOTTLES!
CLEANING THEM IS A HASSLE!
NOT GREEN GRASS BUT GREEN GLASS!
PENTHOUSE SUITE
LIMIT YOUR SEXUAL POSITIONS AS YOU CAN FALL DOWN THE STAIRS!
WASH BASIN OVERLOOKS LIVINGROOM
LIVINGROOM BELOW BEDROOM
BED WITH BATH NEARBY!!!! I LOVE THEM!
WITH MIRROR TO REFLECT!
A SHORT WALK FROM BED TO BATH!
KATRIN WOLF POINTS TO BATH
ALL YOURS!
THE BEER FACTORY SPACE
KATRIN WOLF AND VIXEN KEE HUA CHEE
KEE HUA CHEE THE LAMB AND KATRIN THE WOLF