Park Hyatt’s first hotel in Austria is set to open its doors on June 1 – in a 100-year-old building that once housed the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy Bank.
The 143-room Park Hyatt Vienna, which has 35 suites, will be the only hotel in Vienna’s Golden Quarter, the new pedestrian-only, exclusive shopping district. It stands on one of the city’s most beautiful squares, Am Hof.
Nestled between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the stock exchange, the Golden Quarter forms part of Vienna’s First District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area has become an elite shopping district and is now home to flagship stores for Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, and a new Prada, which is housed in the Park Hyatt.
With 21st century travelers in mind, the hotel combines modern technology and amenities with Viennese tradition and the building’s Art Nouveau style.
Noteworthy elements include: an impressive pool, located in the original bank vault, tiled in golden-colored stone; guest rooms which are among the largest in the city, many with 14-foot-high ceilings and four food and beverage options.
The hotel also features The Arany Spa, which has six treatment rooms, a technogym-equipped fitness center and a separate wet area with steam bath, sauna, sanarium and vitality shower.
In keeping with the Park Hyatt brand, Park Hyatt Vienna is a showcase of contemporary art, architecture, and design. The hotel brand has invested in world-class contemporary art since the first one opened in Chicago more than 30 years ago.
Vienna is more accessible than ever for US travelers. In July, Austrian Airways will add a new route, Newark Liberty-Vienna International, with five non-stop flights weekly, and in May, it will increase frequency on Chicago O’Hare-Vienna to daily non-stops. In addition, the Vienna Main Railway Station is slated for completion in 2015.