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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
A historic beacon in Austria, the Kempinski Palais Hansen Vienna was first built in 1873 and is named for one of its architects, Theophil Edvard Hansen. The grand red-brick hotel sits right amongst the Ringstrasse, and while both the exterior and interior have classic 19th-century features (think high ceilings, and original columns and fixtures), the decor perfectly blends classic Viennese style with the new, thanks to the suite’s sleek furnishings and intriguing artwork. The Presidential Suite is refined with soothing neutral tones and, at 3,444 sq ft, it is the city’s largest suite. It has a master bedroom, guest bedroom, living room, dining room, private kitchenette and an office area. We love the vertical garden wall, a delightful and surprising find in a city suite. Views of the surrounding metropolis abound.