THE WARMEST OF WELCOMES AT YOUR HIDEAWAY
Castello del Sole is a luxury resort like no other. Because luxury means arriving and being able to indulge completely in unique surroundings. In the midst of 140 hectares of breathtaking nature, including a private beach, the Terreni alla Maggia winery with agricultural specialities and a bird sanctuary, you will find everything that you’ve been looking for.
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Ticino blossoms and comes to life once again.
In spring, Castello del Sole wakes from its long slumber! We start the 2023 season on 31st March. A bouquet of spectacular offers awaits you. Discover the magnificence of springtime in Ticino at our own natural reserve with our 33-minutes bird watching tour or let yourself be pampered at SPA & Beauty. As always, Mattias Roock will delight you with local delicacies or his great classics. The best thing to do is whatever you want – and we’ll be happy to advise you!
SAVE THE DATE - 4 JUNE 2023
The first edition of the Mercato del Gusto brings together Ticino products and top chefs for a Sunday gourmet market at the Terreni alla Maggia in Ascona.
Gastronomic figureheads and top chefs from all over Switzerland will present their best products and dishes at over 40 market stalls. Come along for a very special market stroll that shows Ticino at its finest.
Admission is free. Consumptions are paid for individually.
A presto in Ascona!
Marco Zanolari will become CEO of The Living Circle Group AG.
– The Board of Directors of The Living Circle appoints Marco Zanolari as the new CEO. He will take over the role of Group Executive Management from Jürg Schmid, who has been performing the function on an interim basis, as of 1 August 2023. Zanolari was previously CEO of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz AG.More information
Michael Schuler receives his first Michelin star
Just last year, Michael Schuler and his team inaugurated the exclusive gourmet restaurant AQUA in the five-star Hotel Alex Lake Zurich. They were the second restaurant in Thalwil to be awarded the coveted Michelin star for their outstanding creations. He is thus the fourth celebrity chef of The Living Circle hotel and farming association, alongside Stefan Heilemann, two Michelin stars, Stefan Jäckel and Mattias Roock, one Michelin star each.Discover the AQUA restaurant
Discovery of the Year - Michael Schuler
We are pleased to announce that our star chef, Michael Schuler, who stepped out of the shadow of his teacher Stefan Heilemann and opened his first own restaurant at "Alex Lake Zürich" in Thalwil in 2021, has now been named Discovery of the Year 2023 by GaultMillau.More information
The Living Circle Honey
The first honey harvest was successful! Since this year The Living Circle has over 200 hives - cared for by our own beekeeper. The honey comes directly from the roofs of our hotels or from the meadows near Zurich and in Ticino. A glass of Bloomy Honey from Zurich or the Mille Fiori from Ticino: the perfect souvenirs of your stay with us. Available in all hotels and in the store.BUY NOW
Development of the Château de Raymontpierre
The construction work is in full swing. We are happy to share with you the development of our youngest family member.More information
Mammertsberg Opening 2022
The traditional house Mammertsberg at Lake Constance opens its doors again on 01 October 2022. Besides a new interior for the beautiful rooms and the gourmet restaurant, you can also expect a new host: Silvio Germann. The talented Caminada student previously shaped the "IGNIV by Andreas Caminada" in Bad Ragaz for 7 years as head chef and won two Michelin stars and 18 GaultMillau points with his team.More information
The Caminada Group and The Living Circle acquire Schauenstein Castle and cooperate
We are very pleased to inform you that The Living Circle, together with the Caminada Group, has acquired the properties in Fürstenau, Grisons, operated by top chef Andreas Caminada. We strive for a cooperation on different levels and expand the location Fürstenau.MORE INFORMATION
Ascona Riserva takes 3rd place in Falstaff's Merlot Trophy 2022
Falstaff once again went in search of the best Merlot in Switzerland. In third place, with 94 points, is the Ascona Merlot Riserva 2018 from Terreni alla Maggia. A spicy and flattering Merlot that matures for around 24 months in small French oak barrels. An acknowledgement of the great skill and flair that our Ascona winery demonstrates year after year when it comes to the Merlot grape.Buy now
We are part of Responsible Hotels of Switzerland
26 Swiss lead companies of ecological and social sustainability, including all 4 hotels of The Living Circle, cooperate and found the Responsible Hotels of Switzerland. The hotel cooperation is a showcase for responsible travelers who are considerate of nature and people, but also want to experience enriching experiences that are close to nature. The cooperation promotes knowledge building and networks across industries.More information
We are the Hotel of the Year 2022
Fantastic News! We were awarded "Hotel of the Year 2022" by the Guide GaultMillau Switzerland - for the second time after 2008. GaultMillau Chef Urs Heller commented: "The concept is right, meets the spirit of the times: plenty of space, first-class products, an excellent chef and 178 remarkably friendly, well-trained staff."To the article
A landscape that even Monet could not have painted more beautifully. And right in the middle of it: our sun castle – your hideaway.
The Living Circle – is a hand-picked group of first-class hotels and restaurants in incomparably beautiful locations, run by dedicated hosts. Rice, vegetables, fruit and a whole array of exquisite products – including wine, of course – is whisked fresh from our own farms directly to your table. That is how we define luxury. That is The Living Circle – luxury fed by nature.Discover The Living Circle website