The newly launched FIVE Zurich is a brand-new addition to the Five Global Holdings portfolio and the brand’s first venture outside of Dubai.

The five-star luxury hotel is already making waves, being dubbed the hottest new fine dining and nightlife destination in Switzerland. This refurbishment project was designed by iconic interior design practice, Russell Sage Studio, to draw on the hotel’s glamorous heritage, inspired by music and film. The lavish hotel, which was built in the 1970s, is located between Zurich city centre and the Uetliberg mountain and offers stunning views of the city skyline, lake, and mountains.

Russell Sage Studio appointed Victoria Jerram Lighting Design for the venue’s lighting scheme, to create an outstanding and unforgettable atmosphere. The lighting played an important role in bringing a unique atmosphere to each area of the hotel, while keeping a cohesive ambience throughout. The lighting design needed to meet Swiss energy standards, and the exterior lighting had to conform to International Dark Skies exterior lighting recommendations due to its location at the foot of the Uetliberg mountain.