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By Zahra Al-Kateb | January 3 2007
Whether a sumptuous bed, a spectacular view or service beyond compare – choose from our stunning selection
The most famous palace hotel in the city, the Hotel Imperial Wien is a luxury institution in the heart of Vienna, providing an opulent city base for royalty in the 19th century, and today offering a world of discreet, exclusive comfort and magnificence for the elite traveler’s stay in Vienna.
The Imperial is close to all of the capital’s premier attractions and bursting with gourmet and entertainment delights to complement the breathtaking glamour of its 138 rooms and suites – in addition to outstanding around-the-clock service.
Why we love it: This sumptuous, inviting suite boasts a wealth of gorgeous features and amenities to ensure your Vienna stay is the height of opulence and comfort. Exquisite chandeliers sparkle from 23 foot stucco-decorated ceilings, and silk furnishings abound, while in-suite services include an open bar, pre-dinner cocktails, and exclusive, discreet Imperial Butler Service.
Klaus Christandl, General Manager
+43 1 501 100
Kärntner Ring 16, 1015
The Ring Hotel is cool, and it knows it. With its confident slogan of ‘Vienna’s Casual Luxury Hotel’, it announces its laid-back yet classy presence on the Viennese luxury scene.
Forget standing on ceremony here, the vibe is chic and cheerful, with all the warmth and charm of “laid-back luxe”. Attracting a smart art and fashion crowd, the Ring’s 68 rooms and suites feature sharp, contemporary design with historical features and an ambiance of playful energy and style. Sleeping spaces are blissfully, impeccably indulgent and the hotel’s day spa is famed for its magical views and extensive list of therapeutic treatments.
Why we love it: Enormous, exuberantly colorful, and stylish, the Ring Suite offers exemplary accommodation for the discerning elite traveler. Striking art-laden walls, the latest entertainment facilities and an exceptional spa-style bathroom all make for glamorous, elite living, while in-suite business facilities can help you host the perfect mini-conference or intimate corporate lunch.
Carl-Peter Echtermeijer, Assistant General Manager
+43 1 515 801 851
Kärntner Ring 8, 1010
Vienna’s original luxury hotel had its grand opening in 1870, and gained rapturous acclaim from royalty and nobility for its stunning Austro-Hungarian grandeur, prime location in the heart of the capital, and unsurpassed VIP service.
Today, the Grand Hotel Wien continues to be the standard bearer for classic, impeccable Viennese luxury, and has been extensively refurbished to incorporate state-of-the-art modern conveniences and amenities in its 205 lavish rooms and suites. Superstars and dignitaries as diverse as U2 and Paul McCartney, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have enjoyed the modern Grand Hotel Wien experience, which includes exquisite gourmet dining with sensational views.
Why we love it: This sumptuously furnished suite is a feast for the eyes as well as pure comfort and luxury for the soul. An enormous sleeping space and beautiful balcony with views across the Ringstraße are complemented by a lavish dining area with a fireplace – perfect for stylish entertaining – and a sleek marble bathroom complete with an indulgent whirlpool. For the ultimate Presidential experience, your suite can be connected to another, providing even more space and luxury for a truly VIP Vienna visit.
Carl-Peter Echtermeijer, Assistant General Manager
+43 1 515 801 851
Kaerntner Ring 9, 1010
Palais Coburg is a restored 18th century mansion, promising sumptuous classic luxury with the occasional twist of contemporary flair – visible in the sleek cutting-edge feel of the Modern and City suites – blending Vienna’s grand imperial heritage with the ambitious, cosmopolitan style of the modern luxury scene.
The hotel’s exceptional 24/7 concierge service, which extends to a dedicated Palais Coburg VIP Salon at Vienna Airport, ensures star treatment throughout your stay.
Why we love it: Palais Coburg’s beautiful Imperial Suites are located in the original mansion’s opulent Ceremonial Rooms, and the Victoria Suite is its crown jewel, offering unrivalled space and grandeur, as well as an enormous, lavishly furnished terrace – the perfect private spot to relax, entertain and soak up grand views of the Palais gardens, the City Park and the Ringstraße.
Nightly rate: $3,895
Gabriele Frei, General Manager
+43 1 518 180
Coburgbastei 4, 1010
One of the hippest boutique hotels in the city, Das Triest is a sleek dose of ultra-modish chic, redesigned by the legendary Terence Conran to add a welcome note of variety to the Viennese luxury scene.
Located in downtown Vienna near the Karlsplatz, Das Triest is the perfect destination for those who prefer something more intimate and contemporary to the lavish old-world grandeur on offer elsewhere in the city. Discerning guests will enjoy the gourmet northern Italian specialities at Das Triest’s own award-winning restaurant Collio.
Why we love it: Das Triest’s elegant, spacious Business Suite sports cutting edge designer fittings and furniture, as well as the latest in luxury technology for chic and glamorous sleeping, eating, relaxing and entertaining. Design aficionados will appreciate the tables by B&B Italia, a Wittmann sofa, lounge chairs and table by Minotti, ‘Miss K’ table lamps by Philippe Starck, a 65” plasma screen and hifi/audio in Dolby Surround by Bang & Olufsen. A stylish terrace offers private access to the hotel’s blissful garden area.
Manfred Stallmajer, General Manager
+43 1 589 180
Wiedner Hauptstraße 12, 1040
Sacher is one of the most exclusive hotels in Vienna, and every aspect of a stay here exudes stylish elegance and pure class.
From lavish, beautiful rooms and suites individually designed to blend classic and contemporary styles, to show-stopping views of Vienna, and world-class attentive yet discreet service, the Hotel Sacher is in a class of its own. There’s plenty for the elite traveler’s palate to enjoy too, with gourmet restaurants and an excellent bar, as well as the legendary Café Sacher, were you can indulge in the famous Viennese chocolcate cake and coffee. When it’s time to relax you’re in for a treat – the hotel’s 3,800 square foot spa is one of the best in Vienna, offering indulgent luxury chocolate treatments, that are highly exclusive and promise pure sumptuous bliss. Oh and how could we forget? This is the hotel where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their famous Viennese press conference, to mark the end of their first honeymoon ‘bed-in‘ for world peace.
Why we love it: The sublime views from the Magic Flute Presidential Suite are quintessentially Viennese, surveying the majestic Opera House and the bustle of the city below. As the dignitaries and artists who have stayed here have discovered, there’s much to enjoy inside too, with rare and beautiful antique pieces, two lavish sleeping areas, three opulent marble bathrooms, and state-of-the-art modern amenities which add a note of up-to-the-minute contemporary luxury.
Reiner Heilmann, General Manager
+43 1 514 560
Philharmonikerstraße 4, 1010