Ritz-Carlton Opens First Hotel In Austria on Vienna’s Schubertring
By James Ruggia
August 27, 2012 11:41 AM
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company said it has opened its first hotel in Austria in the capital city of Vienna. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, a 202-room property located on the central Schubertring Boulevard, is the ninth hotel in Europe for the luxury hotel company.
The new property is housed in a building composed of four historic palaces dating back to the 19th century and is located in the heart of the city with views of Vienna's landmarks from its rooms and rooftop bar. Many of the hotel’s original design features have been preserved and integrated into the interiors. A marble staircase is a major feature of the hotel interior; decorative mural paintings together with intricate woodcarvings and paneling also were all carefully restored.
"We are delighted to open our 80th hotel in this key European capital and to offer discerning global travelers a truly unique property here in Vienna," said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer for Ritz-Carlton. "The hotel will bring The Ritz-Carlton service philosophy to the city and combine it with Viennese hospitality to create memorable experiences for guests whether travelling on leisure or for business."
The Ritz-Carlton Vienna’s guestrooms and suites include 43 suites and a spacious presidential suite of rooms on the second floor with many original features. The Club Lounge is located on the seventh floor and provides guests exclusive access to a private concierge service, a gastronomic food and beverage presentation throughout the day, and views of the city from its windows below the eaves of the hotel.
Dstrikt, a restaurant located on the ground floor with a summer terrace, offers Austrian cuisine from the kitchen of Chef Wini Brugger. The dining venue is open throughout the day guests can enjoy locally grown produce and regional dishes. The rooftop bar Atmosphere is where guests can discover panoramic views of Vienna and enjoy a relaxing drink. Melounge, located adjacent to the lobby, offers traditional Viennese coffee and cake in the afternoon. The D-Bar is open to both local residents and hotel guests.
Business facilities available at the hotel include a range of meeting rooms and a 300-square-meter Crystal Ballroom decorated with thousands of sparkling crystals. Located on the first floor are two permanent boardrooms and three function rooms with natural light, as well as a Business Center. Recreational amenities include an 18-meter indoor swimming pool, fitness room, sauna and steam rooms. Guerlain Spa will offer six treatment rooms, including two specially designed for couples.