Switzerland knows a thing or two about luxury, and Basel, the county’s third largest city, is certainly no exception. Alongside an array of luxury hotels to choose from, in Basel you’ll never be short of opportunities to taste the finer things in life, from shopping for bespoke jewellery or exclusive works of art in the elite boutiques of the old town’s Spalenberg district to indulging in a culinary experience to remember at one of Basel’s Michelin-starred restaurants.
Style Your Own Luxury Basel Stay
Whether the kind of luxury that tempts you is a romantic room with river views, a grand historic apartment or a chic boutique retreat, Basel has the perfect option to suit you. What could be better than waking up in your king-size bed, fresh from a night’s sleep with just the right kind of pillows chosen from an extensive bedding menu, enjoying a gourmet breakfast and then heading out from your Basel hotel to experience a day in this inspirational city? For a designer fashion fix, be sure to head for the big-name luxury brand stores on Freie Strasse. Or if authentic Swiss antiques and artisan jewellery are more your thing, try exploring the alleyways around Schneidergasse to find a unique treasure.
Experience Basel’s Special Events
Basel is renowned as a magnet for discerning visitors from all over the world, but there are several times a year when it becomes even more of an international hotspot than usual. If you’re visiting in June, you can rub shoulders with the great and the good at Art Basel, one of the world’s most important contemporary art fairs. If you’d prefer to get up close to the world’s tennis elite, book your seats for the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament – Switzerland’s biggest sporting event and host to such champions as Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal over the years. Or for a cultural highlight close to your city centre Basel hotel, try to time your visit with a performance by the Basel Symphony Orchestra at the Stadtcasino where the acoustics are among the best in the world.