The private Club Baur au Lac has its home in the elegant rooms of the Villa Rosau. Since its opening in 1970 the Club has become a highly distinguished institution in Zurich. The classically built Villa, itself a listed building, is enclosed by a most enchanting garden and, in early summer, is almost totally concealed by luxuriantly flowering rhododendrons. It can surely be named as one of the most striking patrician houses in Zurich. The Club's interior was designed by the Parisian architect Henri Samuel and offers a veritable retreat for its approximately 450 registered members from all over the world.