Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
On June 15, Art Basel opens with 291 of the world’s leading galleries showing over 4,000 artists. There, attendees will find copies of Whitewaller Basel—out to help guide guests through the busy art fair and the surrounding city life in Basel, Berlin, and Zurich. Below, we’re sharing tips on where to stay.
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
Built in 1844 and restored in 2004 and 2006, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois offers guests an elegant and exquisite experience. The property boasts 101 rooms, seven conference rooms, and Cheval Blanc—the hotel’s three Michelin star restaurant. As a historical structure rich in detail, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois inspires guests with immaculate hospitality, natural elegance, and luxurious comforts.
Whitewaller recommends: Staying in the Suite Les Trois Rois.
Radisson Blu Hotel
The Radisson Blu Hotel offers 206 rooms of comfort and is a short walk from many historic sights, attractive shops, and the SBB train station. It also boasts two peaceful courtyards, Basel’s largest indoor swimming pool at the Pool Inn Club, a fitness center, and the Oval Bar & Lounge.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a bite to eat at Filini.
Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel
Enjoy unparalleled Swiss hospitality with the Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel’s spacious 238-room hotel. Make use of complimentary amenities, such as a morning newspaper and a mobility ticket for the duration of your stay.
Whitewaller recommemds: Visiting the sauna and steam rooms at Pürovel Sport.
Hotel Der Teufelhof Basel
At Hotel Der Teufelhof Basel, visitors are situated in one of two buildings: the historic Art Hotel, which hosts nine rooms that are conceptualized as a live-in exhibition; and the modern Gallery Hotel, which hosts 24 rooms that are thematically arranged and periodically change.
Whitewaller recommends: Having a light bite at Bel Etage or Atelier.
Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel
Urban, unique, and inspiring, the Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel is a 65-room hotel set within Basel’s very first apartment building. Now carefully rebuilt and renovated, the two buildings boast unique architecture and homelike interiors and are interconnected by the Eatery.
Whitewaller recommends: Attending Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Eatery.
The Passage gains its name from a direct passage from the hotel to old town. Welcoming guests to 52 guest rooms, three lofts, and one luxurious suite, The Passage is an accommodating stay with many amenities. Enjoy a workout with TechnoGym equipment, or a meeting in one of the business rooms.
Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing in the traditional Finnish sauna.
Krafft Basel opened as Hotel Krafft in 1873. Since then, the hotel has undergone extensive renovations, and now offers warm welcome to guests from all over the world. With 28 double rooms, 24 single rooms, and 8 junior suites, guests can expect to relax in style with sweeping views of the Rhine.
Whitewaller recommends: Grabbing dinner at Schnooggeloch.
East-West Riverside Hotel
The East-West Riverside Hotel opened in June 2015 after extensive renovations to provide guests with 44 rooms overlooking the city and the Rhine. Combining modern design with traditional materials, the hotel features a restaurant and a stylish bar with a terrace.
Whitewaller recommends: Exploring the nearby bars and restaurants.
Pullman Basel Europe
With a recent renovation, the Pullman Basel Europe shines with inventive and effortlessly modern style. Alongside 53 classic rooms, 62 superior rooms, 24 deluxe rooms, and two junior suites, guests can also enjoy the hotel’s newest facilities, such as the Fit Lounge and the Europe Bistro.
Whitewaller recommends: Dining at the seasonally inspired Les Quatre Saisons restaurant.
Hyperion Hotel Basel
Within the former Ramada Plaza Basel City Center, the Hyperion Hotel Basel in Kleinbasel is located in front of the trade show complex. The hotel boasts 224 guest rooms and suites, and a reputable Sky Lounge—complemented by music and unique city views.
Whitewaller recommends: Eating lunch at the in-house Filou restaurant.
Basel’s Metropol Hotel is a modern city hotel with a cozy, private atmosphere, located close to many of the city’s museums, cultural attractions, and shops. Enjoy the panoramic breakfast buffet with its 270-degree view to start your day in a relaxed and inspired way.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking online. The hotel donates a percentage to Swisscross.help.
Hotel Wettstein is a family-friendly hotel, welcoming guests to a peaceful establishment. Guests are encouraged to explore the hotel’s fitness center, interior courtyard garden, underground parking, kids’ playground, charging stations for electrical cars, and complimentary mini bars, bikes, and Wi-Fi.
Whitewaller recommends: Using the Mobility Ticket that allows for free public travel.
Hotel Royal, in the center of Basel, is a property bosting 15 rooms, a barber shop, a drugstore, and a business center. Just a short walk from the Congress Center Basel, Messe Basel, and Jean Tinguely Museum, guests are also a 75-minute car ride from the Zürich-Kloten airport.
Whitewaller recommends: Treating yourself to a haircut.
Be sure to pick up your copy of Whitewaller Basel, out during the fair.