A night with Warhol, Monet, Chagall & Co.
Art lovers around the world prize Vienna for its diverse art and museum landscape. But the enjoyment of art doesn't have to end at the museum's exit. More and more hotels have discovered art and artists for themselves and exhibit these in their rooms or even declare the entire hotel an art space.
Art hotels in Vienna
One of the pioneering art hotels was the Altstadt Vienna, which was established by Otto E. Wiesenthal in 1991. The Ritz-Carlton cooperates with the Albertina. At the Sans Souci, as the name suggests, you can enjoy art without a care right next to the MuseumsQuartier. At the Hotel Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, two galleries show works by renowned artists. And special antiquities await at Hotel Stefanie, Vienna's oldest hotel, because the owner is a passionate collector. Five hotels, five different concepts.
Bed & art feast – at the Altstadt Vienna
A hotel so special, so individual, that you'll sense it the moment you step inside: art is at home here. And you'll feel at home here right away, too, as a guest of the Altstadt Vienna. The recipe for success of the founder Otto E. Wiesenthal is: "Creativity combined with the Viennese attitude toward life." And you'll sense this immediately, staying right next door to the real Vienna – in the middle of the 7th district.
The "Altstadt" offers 62 uniquely designed suites and rooms and you'll find a love of detail in every one of them. But above all the love of art. Over 350 artworks are distributed throughout the hotel. In the breakfast room, guest rooms, corridors, reception and even in the lobby. The art collection is as diverse as the hotel itself: from paintings and photographs to sculptures and specially designed fixtures and fittings. Big international names (Niki de Saint Phalle and Andy Warhol) meet well-known Austrian artists here (Markus Prachensky, Alexander Ruthner and Clemens Ascher). Young artists like Elisa Alberti and Kirsten Borchert are also a part of the Altstadt Vienna family. The hotel connects a unique story to each artwork and its creator, which you can hear about on the private guided tours offered every week (also available for external guests). So, do you fancy spending a night with Andy Warhol? The Altstadt Vienna is a place where a vacation in Vienna is guaranteed to be an overall art experience.
Signature Suite at the Ritz-Carlton
At the Ritz-Carlton on the Ringstrasse boulevard, guests can stay overnight in the "The Ritz-Carlton Albertina Suite". Five classic masterpieces from the Batliner Collection can be marveled at in this 149 m² suite. The previous owner Anton Ötzelt once housed his important collection of paintings in the former Ringstrasse palace that is now home to the hotel. The suite is now being transformed again into a private art gallery with works by Marc Chagall, Emil Nolde, Edgar Degas, and Claude Monet, and makes the Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, an art hotel.
Kunstsalon 2.0 – at the Sans Souci
Right next to the MuseumsQuartier is a hotel that accommodates big names. But we're not talking about the guests. The stars here are hanging on the walls. Above all Pop Art stars like Roy Lichtenstein, Steve Kaufmann and James Rizzi. Austrian artists like Herbert Brandl and Hildegard Joos can also be discovered at the Sans Souci.
In 2014, the Sans Souci also revived an old Viennese tradition: in the "Kunstsalon", 24 guests have the possibility of an exclusive viewing in a Viennese museum on a curator-led tour after the museum closes for the day. Afterwards, the guests can chat at length over dinner in the museum's own restaurant about what they've experienced. The "Kunstsalon" – a place of encounter in the heart of the city's art scene.
Art collection in the Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere
Prince Eugene once had the Belvedere Palace built for him. The Hotel Andaz takes its proximity to the Belvedere Palace as a reason to dedicate itself thematically to the former general Prince Eugene. Just as Prince Eugene was also a leading art collector of his time, a focus is also placed on art in the hotel designed by Renzo Piano. The two well-known Viennese galleries Charim and Gabriele Senn curate the works exhibited in the Hotel Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, which can be seen in the lobby and library on the ground floor as well as in the hotel rooms. The works range from paintings by Oswald Oberhuber to photographs by Elfie Semotan.
Antiquities in Vienna's oldest hotel
Vienna's oldest hotel? Hotel Stefanie on Taborstrasse, which was first mentioned in a document in 1600. It is therefore only too fitting that the hotel is just brimming with antiquities. The hotel's owner is a passionate collector and makes his treasures accessible to hotel guests. Among them are not only special pieces of furniture like historic closets and commodes. Also part of the collection are treasures like an original vanity set of the Crown Princess Stefanie from the 19th century as well as an original imperial court key of the imperial chamberlain of Emperor Franz Joseph I. There are also clocks, fine porcelain, and historic uniforms to marvel at. In no other hotel can you dive deeper into Vienna's eventful history.
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
Hotel Altstadt Vienna
Hotel Sans Souci Wien
Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere
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Hotel Stefanie - Schick Hotels
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