Kempinski to open first hotel in Vienna in 2013

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna, Austria

Housed in the historic Palais Hansen in the heart of Vienna on ‘Schottenring’, the first Kempinski hotel in the Austrian capital is scheduled to open in Spring 2013, following extensive renovation and restoration works. The hotel will feature 152 rooms and suites, spacious meeting and banqueting facilities including a grand ballroom for up to 280 people, and a lavish spa and wellness area offering

To complement the hotel’s concept, the hotel will be home to 17 exclusive residences, to be found on the 4th and 5th floor of the property. The Palais Hansen Grand Residences vary in size from 130 m2 to 350 m2 and will be marketed by Palais Hansen Immobilienentwicklung GmbH.

Following the opening of the Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol in Jochberg near Kitzbühl, the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna will be Kempinski’s second property in Austria. The Palais Hansen Kempinski  incorporates modern design with historic architecture. The property’s three courtyards will have glass roofs, and the heart of the property will house the lobby-lounge in the middle courtyard. Guestrooms range from 40 m2 to 45 m2, and the Presidential Suite will measure 300 m2.

The kitchen in the restaurant and the restaurant in the kitchen – guests can enjoy an all-day-dining experience at the Kempinski Grill, which is divided into three areas – living room, conservatory, and kitchen. The show kitchen directly next to the tables not only makes eating a culinary highlight, it turns it into an authentic experience.

Kempinski The Spa at Palais Hansen will cover 800 m2, featuring six treatment rooms, including a spa suite with steam room, are available for head-to-toe pampering. This wellness retreat in the city centre features four saunas with plunge pool, and a fitness area with modern high-end equipment.

Vienna has been seeing an increased number of luxury hotel openings, starting with the Sofitel in Stephans Platz, which will be followed by the opening of the Ritz Carlton this summer. The Four Seasons Hotel in Vienna is currently under construction, scheduled for opening late 2013.