This December I’m heading to Vienna, Austria, so—of course—I’m working up my list of must-visit restaurants and Christmas markets. (If you’ve got some favorite places, please let me know!) While I won’t need overnight accommodations—I’ll instead make my home base aboard a riverboat—I do hope I can carve out some time to visit the new Ritz-Carlton Vienna on Schubertring.
The hotel complex, which opened its doors on August 27, 2012, is comprised of four 19th–century palaces. These landmark buildings now hold 159 guest rooms and 43 suites, including the expansive Presidential Suite. The property’s Club Lounge is on the seventh floor and offers private check-in, five luscious food presentations each day, and an open bar. Club level is just one of the things that I love about Ritz-Carlton hotels. It’s nice to have a lounge to retreat to for a drink before dinner and to enjoy the personalized service from the club attendants and concierge staff.
In addition to lovely accommodations, Ritz-Carlton Vienna features Dstrikt restaurant, a lobby lounge, D-bar, Atmosphere Rooftop Bar and Lounge, and The Spa.
Ritz-Carlton says Restaurant Dstrikt is “upscale casual” with indoor/outdoor seating. The menu highlights Austrian cuisine made with local and sustainable products.
The Spa offers six treatment rooms—two of which are meant for couples—as well as a gym and heated indoor swimming pool complete with underwater music.
Matthias Vogt, formerly hotel manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya in China, is now GM of Ritz-Carlton Vienna. Vogt says, “it’s a great honor for me to open a hotel in a city full of culture and history and many traditional Grand Hotels. We will offer our guests a warm and cordial service with the well-being of the guests as our highest priority.”
I’m looking forward to hearing more about this hotel!