Ringstraße Boulevard in Vienna is one of the most beautiful boulevards in the world, not only has a wealth of sights, it also has large parks, important monuments, and much more. Vienna’s stock building, a city hall and a Parliament building are some of the most prominent and definitely among the must-see places for visitors of the capitol of Austria. On that very street is located another pearl among Vienna’s palaces, mighty Hansen palace, that houses one of the best hotels in the city, noble Palais Hansen Kempinski. Sights like the Burgtheater, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Sigmund Freud Museum or the Rathausplatz square are only a few minutes walk away.
Palais Hansen Kempinski exterior
This beautiful palace was built between 1869 and 1873, and is considered as one of the most important historic buildings in Vienna. Originally imagined as a hotel for world exhibition in Vienna in 1873, this building actually never served that purpose. Instead of that, Palais Hansen became the most unusual thing that any of today’s guest could ever imagine – a police station. Recently, Kempinski Group leased this property and started long and difficult process of refurbishing and detail restoration, turning it into a state-of-the-art luxury hotel. Famous Viennese architect Boris Podrecca was hired for exterior works, while interior designer Jean-Claude Laville was tasked with creating the Palais Hansen’s lavish interior design. Finally opened in 2013, Palais Hansen Kempinski instantly became one of the best hotels in this part of Europe and a pefect place to stay in Mozart’s city.
With 98 double rooms, 53 suites, the largest presidential suite in the city and two elegant penthouse apartments with spectacular views of Vienna – the Palais Hansen Kempinski has the perfect atmosphere for every stay. Every room has innovative touches like iPad check-in and an iPad version of the traditional hotel information covering everything from room service to outdoor activities. While the rooms are comfortable and beautifully designed, the most specific and probably the best thing about this hotel is large array of various suites, different in setting and design, but all with the same note of refined luxury.
There are 18 Junior Suites, a very spacious rooms wrapped in a quality materials of prestigious design. Large high-quality black-and-white photographs depicting scenes from one of Vienna’s star attractions, the State Opera Ballet, adorn the rooms. Eight Hansen Suites combine modern spirit with more classical taste, offering a separate bedrooms and sitting rooms, while being especially quiet at the same time.
Ring Suites (16 of them), beside being even more spacious, are giving their guests opportunity to enjoy direct views of Schottenring Street with its Renaissance Revival architecture and Deutschmeister Square.
The eleven Palais Suites are the hotel’s largest suites, Presidential excluded. A window front comprising three stately double doors in the sitting room allows guests an obstructed view of the magnificent Schottenring or the calm Zelinkagasse Street.
Palais Suite living room
Presidential Suite is the most spacious suite of its kind in Vienna, with its lavishly designed 320 sqm. A true monument of tasteful luxury, designed in a tones of brown and cream and reminiscent of the classic style of the 1920s and 30s, the Presidential Suite is a stylish and dignified haven in the heart of Vienna, with its own conservatory with vertical garden and the luxurious bathroom with a view on a Ringstraße Boulevard.
Presidential Suite living room
When it comes to dining, Palais Hansen Kempinski also sets a new standards in terms of quality of service and cuisine. Michelin-starred restaurant “Edvard” provides 40 seats, tasteful stucco decorations with dark wooden floors and fresh shades of lime green and white. „Edvard“ is well known for its seasonal dishes, consisting of only a few, carefully selected ingredients. Every creation of chef Anton Pozeg aims to bring out the best possible taste of very product.
Die Küche is hotel’s second restaurant, characteristic for its lighter atmosphere and two beautiful vertical gardens. With more traditional regional dishes and with two open Chef’s tables, Die Küche offers a possibility for interaction between the guests and the kitchen staff.
Palais Hansen Kempinski offers you enjoyment in two tastefully luxurious lounge bars. The bright and spacious “Lobby Lounge & Bar” is the living room of the hotel and a perfect place for having a cocktail, the finest coffee specialties or pastries from the in-house patisserie. Cigar Lounge is Vienna’s largest hotel cigar lounge, in which aficionados can choose from a wide selection of fine cigars or even permanently rent their own humidors. Cigar lounge also offers a wide variety of quality cognacs, whiskeys and rums.
Lobby Lounge Bar
Kempinski The Spa is located on mezzanine floor and it is a true pleasure for all senses. The spa is meticulously designed, with influences from both Eastern and Western Europe, with Ottoman-style lamps, mosaics and wooden folding screens combined with Viennese 1920s-style glass art. Decorated in warm shades of brown and red, it has a gym with Technogym equipment, six treatment rooms, a hydro pool, a steam room and a bio-sauna with mixed and ladies-only areas. The spa also offers the Hydra Facial treatment, which is unique in Austria and solves first signs of aging skin, as well as the extremely effective anti-ageing cosmetics by the Monegasque beauty expert Daniele de Winter, that contain high doses of antioxidants and natural trace elements, adding a second renowned line to the spa’s arsenal of treatment products.
With more than 620 sqm of banqueting space, Palais Hansen Kempinski is ideally equipped for organizing any kind of event. Its large ballroom with its historic column-lined foyer, crystal chandeliers and copious amounts of daylight is rightfully considered a crowning jewel of this hotels conference centers.
Phone: +43 1 236 1000
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Address: Schottenring 24
Vukota Brajovic for Fashionela