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Swiss Air Senator Lounge Review – E Gates Zurich (ZRH)

Swiss Air Senator Lounge Review – E Gates Zurich (ZRH)

Home base lounges for international carries are usually extra glam – and the Swiss Senator Lounge in Zurich follows that rule – and then some!  WOW...what a stunning lounge!

It’s massive, has an outside terrace, a full-on restaurant – and a hip whisky bar.  If there was ever a reason for a long connection in Zurich -- this lounge is your excuse!

Here is a review of my recent visit:

The Whisky Bar

Let’s start with the best part….

 The Whisky Bar - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

The Whisky Bar - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

C'est Magnifique!   I couldn’t believe that I was in an airport lounge!  The Whisky Bar is off the charts cool – and has to be in the top five of hip airport haunts I have ever seen!

Swiss pulled out all the stops when it came to creating this hotspot. I loved the design: hotel chic with a definite aviation feel to it (the white slanting wing like walls). Pictured at the top of this post.

My only disappointment: I  was there at 9AM in the morning and it really wasn’t the right time to sample one of the 50+ libations – which of course included countless single malt whiskeys!  I will have to schedule my next connection for a night flight.

The Outdoor Terrace

 Outdoor Terrace - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

Outdoor Terrace - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

Another fabulous feature of this lounge is its impressive outdoor patio – with its spectacular vistas!  If you're a plane spotting aficionado you can grab a cocktail – or coffee – and gaze at liveries from around the world.

Beverages

 Wine Selection - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

Wine Selection - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

 Spirits - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

Spirits - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

You won’t go thirsty in this lounge.  I mentioned the fully stocked Whisky Bar above  - but beyond that there’s all kinds of other beverages.  Wines, Spirits and Coffees to keep everyone hydrated & caffeinated throughout their visit.

I have to call out the coffee machine with barista capabilities beyond compare - - she could whip up drinks I never heard of!

 Coffee Heaven!  Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

Coffee Heaven!  Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

Food

 Dining Room - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

Dining Room - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

 Breakfast Buffet - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

Breakfast Buffet - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich  Photo: Calvin Wood

 Breakfast Dairy  Bar - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

Breakfast Dairy  Bar - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

I was there at breakfast – and the dining options were endless.  There were multiple buffets – AND – a cook-to-order kitchen.  The chef whipped me up a fresh order of egg whites to go with my Mimosa!  .

 Cooked-to-Order Eggs - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

Cooked-to-Order Eggs - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

Seating

 Window Seating - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

Window Seating - Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich  Photo: Calvin Wood

There wasn’t a problem finding a quiet place to settle down for a while.  The seating options were extensive.  There was a dining room, relaxation seats, and work stations spread throught the lounge.

 If you need a nap!  Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

If you need a nap!  Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

My Verdict

 Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich    Photo: Calvin Wood

Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich   Photo: Calvin Wood

I loved this place!! One of the best Senator lounges in the Swiss/Lufthansa network.  Impressive bars, outdoor seating and dining options are all signature hallmarks of this treasure. 

Character + Design Aesthetic + Atmosphere!  The Swiss always know how to nail all three of those!

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