Housed in what was once one of Zurich’s first cinemas, Ruby Mimi is a celebration of the early days of Hollywood.
When movies were silent, studios flourished and stars were born.
Leading the charge in this new era of international celebrity were five young starlets – all called Mimi.
Taking our cue from their era-defining spirit and style, we’ve sprinkled a little Hollywood magic throughout our design.
From rich, velvet furnishings and art nouveau nods to vintage cameras, lighting and costumes, the 24-hour bar blends the grit and glamour of early movie sets.
Meanwhile the modern menu includes a healthy breakfast and barista coffee, delicious cocktails and Italian-inspired snacks.
Mimi’s rooms all reflect our Lean Luxury style, with a big, comfy bed, a rainfall shower and soft, fluffy towels.
Warm wood panelling and muted tones contrast with burnished brass and touches of dressing room luxe. Stepping back inside, you’ll find a Marshall amp to add your own movie soundtrack.
Mimi’s a five-minute walk from Zurich’s main station, which is 10 minutes from the airport by train or S-Bahn.
Opening October 2021
From rich-hued fabrics and high-gloss tiles to vintage cameras and early film posters, the 24-hour bar blends art nouveau elegance with the graft of movie-making.
It’s an inspiring space where people come together to share tall tales and grand plans, catch an up-and-coming band or just unwind with a skilfully shaken cocktail.
Find an armchair in a cosy nook, grab a table or perch at the bar – our designers have made sure there’s a comfy spot for everyone.
For over a century, the spot where our bar now stands was a cinema – first, the pioneering Oriental and in more recent years the ABC. To celebrate the building’s silver-screened past, we’ve reinstated a cosy movie lounge, with art deco touches to take you back in time.
With luxurious velvet seats, a big screen and surround sound, the movie lounge is a comfy spot to catch a classic. Bring your drink from the bar and grab a snack from the Maxi Bar on your way in, then relax as the lights go down. To see what’s on during your stay, check out the Events page.
The movie lounge can be booked for private events, including product launches and presentations, as well as movie screenings. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our healthy, locally sourced breakfast buffet with fresh barista coffee and organic tea will set you up for the day ahead.
Tuck into fresh fruit and superfood cereals, wholegrain bread from the local bakery and a delicious selection of meats and cheeses, along with a few of the city’s own specialities.
Whether you’ve some work to do or a book you can’t put down, the library on the ground floor is a quiet haven of calm.
Plug in your gadgets at the table and speed through the to-do list with free superfast WiFi, or curl up in a cosy chair to finish that last chapter.
Forgot to bring a book? You’ll find a few of our favourites to hand. Feel free to have a flick through.
Fancy a drink, forgotten your toothbrush or need a quick ironing fix? Head to a Galley – they’re on the 1st to 4th floor.
There, you’ll find hot water and free organic tea, along with an ironing board and iron.
There’s also a Maxi Bar where you can buy everything from soft drinks and snacks to an umbrella or a toothbrush.
Music’s a big part of life at Mimi. That’s why you can hire an electric guitar for an impromptu jam, tune into Ruby Radio in your room and even catch live acts in the bar.
Of course every musician needs a muse, and ours is Zurich. The best way to explore is on two wheels, so rent a Ruby bike and get pedalling.
Loved your stay? Now get the goodies. From tea, coffee and scented candles to Ruby Care shampoos and shower gels, you’ll find all you need to unwind when you get home.
To recreate the full Lean Luxury vibe, you can even buy our bedding – all of which has been carefully designed with a great night’s sleep in mind.
Since the start, we’ve taken lots of steps to be sustainable. From choosing renewable energy to streamlining systems to reduce paper use, some of it’s behind the scenes.
In your room though, you’ll notice smart lighting and refillable Ruby Care amenity bottles, along with renewable natural materials like wood panelling and flooring. Where possible, we also rescue and restore second-hand furniture to add character and cut our carbon footprint.
We’re lucky enough to have some brilliant local suppliers in our home cities. That means we can keep our food and drink miles down on everything from breakfast treats to beer and wine.
Treat yourself to some old-world Hollywood glamour in one of our four uniquely styled Star rooms.
Each inspired by a famous Mimi from the early days of movie-making, our Star rooms are as charming as they are comfortable.
Along with the usual extra-large 160cm-wide bed, oversize linen and rainfall shower, you’ll find carefully chosen vintage furnishings, a relaxing lounge area and little extra luxurious touches.
And the views out over the river and old town beat anything you’ll see on screen.
Want the WOW factor?
With a big, extra-long, 160cm-wide bed and crisp, oversize linen, our spacious Wow rooms are ideal for lazy weekend breaks.
Most Wow rooms at Mimi have a large wardrobe and a vintage armchair for kicking back after a day in the city. If you’re bringing a little one, there’s also space for an optional cot.
For lazy weekends or trips for two, our Lovely rooms offer space to make yourself at home.
A 160cm-wide, extra-long bed is the star of the show, along with oversize linen for a luxurious lie-in.
Some Lovely rooms at Mimi have a balcony with views over the courtyard, street or the pretty square below.
Like you, we travel a lot. And wherever we go, we expect three things: a great night’s sleep, a powerful shower and top-notch connections – both to the city and the WiFi.
What we’re less keen on is paying for extras we never use. In dynamic cities bursting with Michelin stars and foodie pop-ups, room service sandwiches just don’t cut the mustard.
So we set out to create the best of both worlds – hotels with style and substance, but none of those expensive extras.
It’s what we call Lean Luxury.
To us, luxury means laid-back comfort in characterful surroundings, right in the heart of the city.
The lean part is all about being smart with space, streamlining things behind the scenes and doing away with the things you don’t need.
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From classic movie screenings to live gigs in the bar, there’s lots going on at Ruby Mimi.
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A stone’s throw from the River Limmat, Zurich’s old town and the city’s top shopping streets, Ruby Mimi is a great starting point for first-time visitors and old friends. It’s also just a few minutes’ walk from the main station.
For window-shoppers or shop-til-you-droppers, Bahnhofstrasse is the place to be. Flanked by high street names and designer labels, there’s something for every budget and style.
For history-lovers, a short stroll south along the river will take you to the cobbled streets and quaint old buildings of the Altstadt. As well as lots of photo ops, you’ll find excellent restaurants and cosy coffee shops to keep your energy up. For a slightly boozy, sugary taste of Switzerland, an indulgent slice of zuger kirschtorte should hit the spot.
If it’s the outdoors you’re after, Zurich also delivers. The lake is a 15-minute walk from Mimi, or a short hop on the tram. Otherwise, head for the hills with a hike up nearby Uetliberg. (There’s also a train, if that sounds like hard work.)
Zurich’s main station is a five-minute walk from Mimi’s front door, from where the airport’s just ten minutes by train or S-Bahn.
Our Ruby hotels are open and ready to welcome you on your next city trip. Guests and locals are free to have drinks and snacks on our rooftops, outdoor areas and in our 24/7 bars. We’ve also made a few changes, to help keep everyone healthy and happy:
Please note, bookings of up to nine rooms can only be made online using a valid credit card.
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