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The Ultimate Baseworld Guide for 2019 ⇒ Basel‘s Baseworld is here again and with it comes a vast array of beauty to witness. This beauty isn’t only reserved for the many luxurious watches and jewellery that you will be viewing at the fair, the event is also an opportunity to visit Switzerland, and to take in all its wonderful surroundings, culture, lifestyle, and art. Are you ready for another fantastic edition of the iconic Swiss event? Come on then, CovetED will be your personal guide!
The Baseworld event is a Watch and Jewellery trade show with emphasis not only on the national market but also on the international one. It’s organised every Spring, in the city of Basel, in Switzerland.
The show has an enormous impact on the industry and is able to comprise 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries, including the leading watch and jewellery brands, as well as companies specializing in precious gems. Not only that, but the show is also able to attract over 94,000 visitors.
If you are a design or even art aficionado, this is a great place to visit as it interconnects the industries top leaders and brands. It’s a place to get inspired, to learn, spot new industry trends, as well as network – while being in the midst of some of the best jewellery and watches brands the world such as – Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chopard, TAG Heuer, Hublot, and Breitling.
In case you are wondering, the Baswworld event is owned by the MCH Group, which is the same entity responsible for organising events such as Art Basel in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong.
This year’s event will take place between the 21st and the 26th of March, so make sure to mark down the days on your agenda.
Top 2 Luxury Hotels You Can’t Miss
Basel is all about enjoying the most luxurious lifestyle. With design events that are renowned and admired all over the world, this Swiss city has way more to offer than what meets the eye. That said, doing some preparation before booking the event tickets and respective flights, is definitely, worth your while.
So where should you spend the night? Here are our top 2 hotels to stay at while you are in Basel.
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is the one hotel that you will hear most about while in Basel. It’s not surprising as it is one of the oldest hotels in the whole of Europe, and the reason why its reputation is so outstanding.
This hotel brings to Besel not only an impressive sense of luxury but also a long-standing history which almost works as a legacy. Inside the hotel, there are 101 deluxe rooms and suites, which are all uniquely and exquisitely decorated.
Les Trois Rois’s location is also just as beautiful so you will be waking up every day as if in a fairytale! Moreover, the hotel also offers special deals in conjunction with popular events that are taking place in the city; such as musicals or art shows.
Der Teufelhof Hotel in Basel is located in the heart of the city and is a rather particular hotel has it combines modernity and tradition. The hotel is actually divided into two distinct parts – the historic building and the gallery hotel. Even though these two parts are complete opposites, they are both just unique and worth visiting.
The historic building also referred to as art hotel, is the hotel’s part where all the rooms are decorated as works of art. The more modern building – or the gallery hotel – is renowned as a sophisticated design and lifestyle hotel that is very popular among business guests and tourists.
As an extra to all that, Der Teufelhof also has its own theater place, where you can view on a regular basis, satirical productions of local artists.
Top 2 Luxury Restaurants You Can’t-Miss
Pretty much like everything else in Basel, the restaurants are another reflection of the city’s luxurious approach to life. – They are elegant, rich in history as well as filled with cultured – even if only with the gastronomic type!
While you’re at the Baseworld event you’ll have lots of time to kill and this is the right moment to go on a little gastronomic adventure that takes you through the best tastes in town!
Here you will be able to find both local and international cuisine, all of which inserted in the most calming and beautiful surroundings so that your food can taste even better. – Are you hungry? Grab the fork, and let’s eat!
The Cheval Blanc is just another great reason to visit the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, as it is inserted in it. This restaurant is not only beautiful – much like the hotel itself – it is also a multi-award winning fine dining experience.
This restaurant already counts with two Michelin Stars, as well 18 Gault Millau points, and is run by the hands of the Chef Peter Knogl; who has also been crowned in October 2010 with the title of “Chef of the Year 2011” by the Gault Millau Swiss restaurant guide.
The secret behind the restaurant’s success is, obviously, on the high-quality ingredients as well as masterful preparation of the meals. All dishes are cooked with the best in-season market fresh ingredients, which are then transformed into astonishing creations from the world of Mediterranean haute cuisine.
There’s a riverside dining room with some of the most outstanding restaurant décor as well as service. The ambiance is positively influenced by Maitre d’hôtel Grégory Rohmer and Sommelier Christoph Kokemoor musical notes as they orchestrate an impeccable service, in an elegant dining room that features swag curtains and diamond-like chandeliers.
As if that wasn’t reason enough to visit this refined place, the exclusive (and extensive wine list) features extremely rare names – such as wines from Château Cheval Blanc – after which the restaurant has been named.
In summer you can also experience this high cuisine moment in the comfort of their Terrace which offers a chance to gaze out over the Rhine whilst enjoying award-winning food.
Noohn is another luxurious dining experience that will bring a little newness to your day while in Basel. This incredibly stylish urban Asian fusion restaurant spreads over an incredible 6,500 sq ft and is both cool and sophisticated.
The restaurant counts with a unique Sushi Bar centerpiece, where you will be able to view your sushi rolls being prepared, while then circulating around the bar via an invisible and magnetically driven conveyor; a world first and specially designed for Noohn.
When the temperature rises in Basel, Noohn boasts an à la carte Garden Restaurant which is complete with large parasols, elegantly chosen colors as well as a unique seating bench design that runs around the perimeter of the decking.
Lastly, their Roof Top Terrace Bar and Lounge offers unreal views of Basel, while also being perfect for travelers who seek an aperitif or a post-meal drink.
Top 2 Galeries You Must Check
We already know that Basel is culture and art filled, so you couldn’t help it but also mentioning our favourite art galleries that you should visit while in town.
In fact, those who come to Basel to attend the design event should definitely make the galleries an extension of that same event; as the many outstanding, cutting-edge contemporary art galleries featured in the city, frequently participate in the design fair too.
Carzaniga is a Basel based gallery that exhibits contemporary artworks by German, Italian and Swiss artists. Among them you will find, Bruno Suter, Serge Brignoni, and Julius Bissier, as well as many more. Moreover, the gallery also publishes insightful catalogues and monographs of the exhibited artists.
Carzaniga’s highlights include the exhibitions of works that were created during the brief but influential period of the Gruppe Rot-Blau and Gruppe 33. These two groups you were active during the 1920s and were famous for their unnatural style that mirrored the horrors of the First World War as well as the actions of the fascist governments that emerged in the years following the war.
Kunsthalle‘s history began in 1872 which makes it one of the oldest and most respected cultural spots in Basel. It has since then been a place to promote the artistic industry as well as to stimulate a creative exchange between artists, art professionals, and the public in general.
Kunsthalle also boasts a grand librabry of art books and monographs which counts with 30,000 volumes; a precious addition to the adjoining showrooms. Despite their 19th-century look, the Kunsthalle’s interiors have been carefully renovated, and fearlessly compete with Basel’s newer exhibition spaces.
The Kunsthalle has a collection of about 500 artworks, which, however, is not open to the public – at the heart of the museum’s program are temporary exhibitions by national and international contemporary artists.
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