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Location. The modern Swissotel Le Plaza Basel is located in the Messe trade fair complex in Basel, Switzerland. The River Rhine is 500 metres away and it's one kilometre to the pretty Old Town. EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse is five kilometres away.
Hotel Features. The hotel's contemporary white facade is shared with the city's major convention centre, Congress Center Basel. Inside, a sleek lobby features grand gold topped pillars and floor to ceiling windows.
At the Swissotel Le Plaza Basel, Restaurant Le Provence specialises in Provencal cuisine. Dishes made with fresh local ingredients are served in a bright dining room with floor to ceiling windows. Local Swiss cuisine and Asian cuisine are on offer in the Boulevard Restaurant. Le Plaza Restaurant serves modern Swiss cuisine and a choice of seasonal specialities. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Small groups can be accommodated in the hotel's six meeting rooms, and the hotel has direct access to Congress Center Basel, which caters for 3000. There is a business centre with computer terminals and high speed Internet connections at the hotel.
The basement Amrita fitness centre features exercise machines, a steam bath and sauna, and a massage room for Thai or shiatsu treatments. The oval pool has its own poolside bar and coffee shop. Entrance to the onsite Plaza Dancing Club is complimentary. Staff at the 24 hour front desk can help with sightseeing trips.
Guestrooms. Decorated in a bright contemporary style, the 238 air conditioned guestrooms all offer wireless Internet access and high speed Internet connections. Features include Italian Lavazza Espresso machines, satellite television and a video library. Marble bathrooms include telephones.
Expert Tip. The River Rhine is only 500 metres from the hotel in Basel. The most unusual way to cross the river to the cathedral is in one of the small wooden boats dragged across the water by a cable.