Fifa moves Zurich hotels to leave Baur au Lac and its memories behind
• Baur au Lac used as main hotel for Fifa executive committee since 2004
• It was scene of 2015 police raid prompted by US fraud investigation
Its lobby was once the epicentre for a cabal that brought Fifa to its knees and became synonymous with the dramatic police dawn raid that ended their era of dominance in world football. But as part of an attempt by world football’s governing body to draw a line under its past the 36 members of the Fifa Council will no longer stay in Zurich’s luxurious Baur au Lac hotel.