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    Grand Hotel Tremezzo
    Tremezzina
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Located along Lake Como's western shore, this Preferred Legend outpost sits near Lake Como's upscale villas – some of which are owned by celebrities like Madonna and George Clooney – and offers guests prime access to shops, restaurants and the Villa Carlotta art museum. Grand Hotel Tremezzo started welcoming guests in the early 1900s and features period details like a 19th-century billiards table and silk window coverings. Old-world touches, including bow windows, marble bathrooms and antique furnishings, are also available in the hotel's 90 guest rooms and suites. Standard accommodations have park vistas, while upgraded rooms and most suites offer views of Lake Como. Though some previous travelers bemoaned their accommodations' lack of space and high rates, many appreciated the views. Past visitors were also impressed with the hotel's friendly staff and luxurious spa. For more picturesque panoramas, guests can lounge on the property's private beach or take a dip in the floating pool set within Lake Como. When visitors have worked up an appetite, they can enjoy casual bites by the beach or the Flowers Pool (a quiet pool situated in the property's park), wine and grilled dishes in L'Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar or a gourmet Italian-inspired meal at La Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi.
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    Baur au Lac
    Zurich
    1 mile to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located within its own park that overlooks the Alps and Lake Zurich, Baur au Lac has welcomed guests for more than 175 years. Guest rooms and suites are bedecked with designer furnishings, heated bathroom floors, complimentary minibars and large windows that overlook Zurich, the Schanzengraben canal or the property's courtyard. The hotel also makes its own line of chocolates and houses a garage and car repair shop, an on-site florist, a wine boutique, a rooftop fitness center and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Overall, recent guests appreciated the hotel's attentive housekeeping staff, friendly drivers and welcoming reception and concierge team, saying that everyone worked together to make their time at the property perfect. The gourmet cuisine at Restaurant Pavillon received high praise as well, and others noted that you shouldn't leave before enjoying cocktails and Champagne on the Baur au Lac Terrasse. However, some visitors expected better breakfast options for the price. Keep in mind, Leaders Club members receive additional perks at this Leading Hotels of the World location.

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