The same hotel company responsible for iconic European luxury properties like Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon, Rosewood London, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, and Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid has opened its latest hotel in Austria’s capital – the first in the German-speaking market.
The Rosewood Vienna has opened its doors to guests, paying homage to the fairytale city on the Danube’s imperial history, while, it says, offering a modern approach to ultra-luxury hospitality.
Located at Petersplatz, one of the city’s most famous squares, the hotel is steps from the celebrated Graben, Kohlmarkt, and Tuchlauben pedestrian streets, renowned for their luxury shops and restaurants, and close to many of Vienna’s cultural and historical sites.
Rosewood Vienna occupies the former headquarters of a prominent bank. The 19th-century landmark is comprised of buildings of historic pedigree including the apartment in which Mozart lived and wrote The Abduction from the Seraglio. The property has been transformed into a hotel with 71 spacious guestrooms and 28 suites.
A neutral color palette in guestrooms conveys warmth and gracious refinement, with a background for an abundance of details such as handcrafted brass wall light fixtures whose design takes inspiration from an edelweiss, the Austrian alpine flower. The light-filled spaces reflect the unique heritage and design style of the cosmopolitan capital and feature custom-made furnishings.
Influenced by the rich artistic heritage of Vienna, visual art is a hallmark of Rosewood Vienna, with work by contemporary artists in its guestrooms and throughout the property. Evocative murals painted by Austrian artist Marie Hartig embellish Salon Aurelie, the hotel’s luminous lobby lounge. Among the decorative palm fronds, flora, and butterflies, inspired by Vienna’s splendid Palmenhaus (Palm House) art nouveau conservatory, guests enjoy the ambiance of a chic Viennese coffee house.
A brasserie on the sixth floor and rooftop bar offer sweeping views of Vienna’s Old Town. The property is home to Asaya Spa for integrated well-being, which will incorporate therapies and spa treatments inspired by Austria’s wellness traditions beginning in the fall of 2022. Rosewood’s style of service and signature A Sense of Place philosophy characterize the property with the timeless grace, elegance, and imperial élan that define Vienna as a destination of choice for new and established Rosewood guests.
In addition, through the hotel’s “Discover My Vienna” program, guests can explore the city through thoughtfully selected cultural activities personally curated and guided by local experts. These charming excursions include shopping for Augarten porcelain, designing tailormade shoes at Scheer boutique, and authentic culinary experiences at Zur Herknerin, a traditional Austrian tavern.
“The opening of Rosewood Vienna offers today’s ultra-luxury travelers a new kind of Viennese lifestyle, one that is imbued with the rich history of the destination yet the modern and cosmopolitan outlook befitting this dynamic European capital,” says Alexander Lahmer, Managing Director of Rosewood Vienna.
“We are thrilled to open our doors to a distinctive hospitality experience in one of the world’s greatest cities.”
More information is available at www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/vienna.