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HOTEL OF THE MONTH, SWITZERLAND
Urban retreat in the heart of Basel The four-star Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel in Basel is the latest addition to the Krafft Gruppe. Nomad’s unique architecture and high-quality design features create a cosmopolitan atmosphere, attracting modern globetrotters from Switzerland and the world. TEXT: VERONIKA FAFIENSKI I PHOTOS: MARK NIEDERMANN
The Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel is conveniently located at Brunngässlein 8, in the heart of Grossbasel. Whether it is a city break, business stay or luxurious indulgence that guests are after – the Nomad’s 65 rooms and penthouse suite provide the right retreat for any requirement. The hotel’s unique architecture is a concept of Buchner Bründler Architects in Basel. The Nomad consists of two buildings which are connected by the ‘Eatery’ – the hotel’s vibrant restaurant and guests’ favourite meeting point. Catherine Leonhardt, the hotel director, says: “Our Eatery and Bar are the heart of the hotel, attracting guests from all over the world. It is perfect for both, enjoying breakfast in the morning as well as coming together for cocktails in the evening.” Nomad’s tasteful décor was tailor-made by Zürich-based Grego Architecture. Colour46 | Issue 48 | March 2017
ful Kilim rugs and carefully selected fine leathers and linen create a snug and welcoming atmosphere. “Local craftsmanship is merged with high-quality materials, providing a sense of completeness and unity,” states Franz-Xaver Leonhardt, CEO of the Krafft Gruppe. “We act with dedication, passion and joy, aiming to provide each of our guests with a unique experience.” Delightful features such as Aesop care products in each room as well as a Pinocchio coffee machine, water bar, tea from the ‘Teegarten Miniatures’ and fresh fruits on every floor make guests feel looked after. Using the casual ‘Du’ (‘you’) reinforces a sense of comfort and hospitality typical of a home away from home. Guests have also free access to the gym and sauna area, yoga mats and Brompton bicycles. While in Basel, urban nomads also love to explore the bars, shops and art galler-
ies the city has to offer. So what do locals recommend for a perfect day? Catherine Leonhardt suggests to “explore the brewery and bar Volta Bräu, then visit the wine bar Consum in the lively Kleinbasler old town, have dinner in the Restaurant Krafft Basel with a visit to the Kunsthaus just around the corner, and finally enjoy the views by taking a ferry ride over the river Rhine”. Nomad is in walking distance to excellent transport links and the city centre. Bookings can be made via the Nomad website. www.nomad.ch
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