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Kameha Grand Zurich: The Coolest Hotel in the World

Best Hotel Zurich is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.

After a night of experiencing Zurich’s grime, I left the Sheraton and went to the Kameha Grand which is part of the Autograph Collection. Until this point, I had only stayed at one other Autograph hotel, the Cosmo in Vegasa sign on a wall


The hotel is nowhere near the city center. I only picked it because it was the nicest and best points redemption.


I arrived at the hotel to see that slogan plastered on the outside of the hotel in big capital letters. Then I saw a Rolls Royce. What was this place, I wondered.

a building with glass windows and a sign a building with a sign on the front a black car parked in front of a building

Checking In 

The man at the front desk had a big grin on his face when I was checking in. What was he up to, I wondered. While he sorted out my room, I took photos of the lobby. a staircase in a building

a room with a large picture of a clock and a laptop a room with red curtains and a couch and chairs We Have Liftoff. 

I boarded the elevator and arrived at my floor. Here’s what I found:

a book with black text a door with a light shining on a close up of a sign

To the Moon 

“You’ve been upgraded,” is a line I’ve become accustomed to hearing. I opened the door to find a gigantic room.

a hallway with white doors and a chair

What I did not expect to find was that I blasted off from earth and now was in orbit. It was incredible. Everything in the room was out of this planet, from the ceiling to the carpet to the controls.

a black and white ceiling with many small spots a ceiling with lights and stars

a ceiling with lights and spots
We have liftoff.

a white rectangular object with buttons

Toilets Are the Same in Space 

Well, almost everything was from a different galaxy. The bathroom was what you would expect to find on planet earth. The closet, though bigger than anyone would need for one night, was also normal.

a bathroom with two sinks a white sink with a silver faucet a bathroom with a tub and a mirror a bathroom with a tub and a chair a shower head and a shower heada white closet with shelves and white cabinets

Over the Moon

Now I know why the front desk was laughing. I was laughing too. The bedroom was decorated all in white and had a photo of what I imagined to be my friends and I going on a spacewalk.

a bed in a room a bedroom with a sliding door a bed with white sheets and a black headboard a chair in front of a painting

The Moonwalk  

The bedroom was impressive but the living room was the best.

a room with a white chair and a white chair
Watch out for that hand.

a room with a painting of an astronaut on the wall a room with a painting on the wall a room with white chairs and a television

Space Memorabilia

What’s a space suite without space art? a group of objects on a wall a model of a jet plane on a stand a model of a space shuttle on a stand a silver rocket on a clear shelf a model of a rocket on a stand a shelf with books on it a group of pictures on a wall a picture of astronauts on a wall a picture of a person in a space suit

Space Force USA! USA!

There’s a guestbook for those who were lucky enough to go to space. a silver book with text on it a white piece of paper with black writing on it a piece of paper with handwritten text a book with writing on it


Read all about it.

a book with a picture of a man

Back to Planet Earth

To find my balance, I went down to the restaurant for a drink.

a large group of bottles of alcohol on a counter a room with a bar and red curtains a rickshaw with candles in it a statue of a horse in a building a drink in a cup with a straw and mint leaves

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Marriott

I’ve stayed at well over a dozen Marriott brands. Many provide the typical hotel experience. The Autograph Collection and this hotel, in particular, does not do that. Besides the space suite, there are other extraordinary hotel experiences.

a book with text on it a poster of a bedroom

Life is grand indeed!

Best Hotel Zurich is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.


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