Design to Inspire
In these exclusive properties, what is seen is a treat for the eyes. Uniting tasteful design with exceptional beauty, they epitomize Austrian style. From a modern aesthetic with an organic edge to a 21st-century interpretation of imperial times, each hotel is a standout that wonderfully enhances its surroundings.
In the heart of Vienna, this swanky design hotel wakes up every morning next to St.Stephen’s Cathedral. Renovated by renowned architect Hans Hollein, the glass and steel Haas Haus now houses the Do&Co Hotel. Views across Vienna can be enjoyed from the top-floor restaurant and 43 guest rooms, where teak floors, travertine stone and Turkish leather enhance understated contemporary design.
Art and culture enrich this lifestyle hotel inside and out. With 63 rooms and suites and two longstay apartments, the Sans-Souci features a stunning collection of modern art with original works by masters from Roy Lichtenstein to Steve Kaufman. Ideally situated in Spittelberg, a Bohemian neighborhood known for artisans and designers, the hotel is also mere steps from the famous MuseumsQuartier.
This Jean Nouvel work of art is an architectural eye-catcher in the traditional Viennese cityscape. Inspired by the Gothic magnificence of nearby St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s soaring glass-wrapped design reflects the historic beauty surrounding it. At the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, a muted design palette is offset by colorful multimedia works and guest rooms and suites are a study in minimalist calm.
The former Herrenhof coffee house has been transformed into a modern hotel with world-class views of St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace. The 186 rooms and 10 suites are designed with a contemporary take on periods ranging from the Baroque to Art Deco. The glass-domed Café Herrenhof is the perfect spot for coffee and pastry by day, and an elegant piano bar at night.
A Ringstrasse gem overlooking the Stadtpark (city park), The Ritz-Carlton captivates from its imperial palace facade to its vibrant contemporary interior. The iconic top-tier hotel features a farm-to-table steakhouse, the only luxury Club Lounge in Vienna, and expansive views over the city from its open-air rooftop bar.
From its commanding perch on the Mönchsberg, this five-star hotel boasts magnificent views over the city of Salzburg. The Hotel Schloss Mönchstein is nestled in a 3.5-acre castle park and features 24 guest rooms and suites in modern Wiener Werkstaette style or classic castle decor. Guests can dine like royalty in a landmark Gothic Chamber, intimate tower spire or sun-drenched winter garden.
A sleek, curved glass hotel, the aDLERS draws design enthusiasts with a soft spot for Tyrolean flair. The 12-story property offers 75 rooms that overlook Innsbruck and the surrounding mountain peaks. Perhaps the best views are from the roof-top restaurant, bar and terrace, a culinary hotspot among locals and foodie guests.