Known for its banking, watchmaking and hyper-efficiency, the Swiss city of Zurich is also home to a vibrant contemporary art scene and some of the best confectionery money can buy.
In Zurich, several Marriott hotels are located within easy reach of the compact city centre. Attractions include the Romanesque Grossmünster church, whose double towers are the emblem of the city, and the Frauenmünster, best known for its stained glass windows by Marc Chagall.
The cobbled streets of the Old Town, with its small shops and boutiques, create a fascinating area to explore from your Zurich hotel.
The Kunsthaus, devoted mainly to art of the 19th and 20th centuries, is excellent. Zurich also hosts some of the world's most renowned art galleries. Head to the converted industrial space of the Löwenbräu Complex; several blue-chip galleries are located here, as well as the Migros Museum for Contemporary Art.
No stay at a hotel in Zurich is complete without a stop at one of the town's myriad chocolate makers. The Sprüngli store in the Bahnhofstrasse is often crowded, but the heavenly chocolates are worth it. Hotel guests with a sweet tooth should take a Sweet Zurich tour to sample the city's artisanal desserts and confections.