Vienna's hotels: still active during the crisis
The InterContinental hotel is located in Vienna's 3rd district and wants to look after its "neighbors" in times of crisis. Food is cooked daily in the kitchen of the elegant congress hotel by the Stadtpark. First for seniors in the 3rd district: they had free meals delivered to them at home on request, in true style – and contactlessly – by horse-drawn carriage. The InterContinental is currently supplying a nearby hospital with free meals. Around 200 portions are prepared daily for the staff of the Rudolfstiftung hospital and delivered with the help of volunteers.
The Arcotel Wimberger in the 7th district also cooks 70 meals daily for the Chancenhaus charity on Grangasse, where homeless adult men find not only accommodation but also advice and support.
Vienna's Palais Hansen Kempinski is thanking the "heroes of the coronavirus crisis", doctors and nurses in hospitals, employees in the trade, and volunteers who look after older people by sending them all an invitation. Between July 1 and December 31, 2020, everyone who steps up for their fellow human beings during this difficult time in Austria (and comes up with a little story about how they helped) can enjoy a free night's stay including breakfast at the luxurious hotel on the Ringstrasse boulevard.
Home office in a hotel
It is currently forbidden to enter accommodation establishments "for the purpose of recreation and leisure pursuits" in Vienna (and across Austria) due to the coronavirus crisis. One of the few exceptions to this requirement is putting up guests for work-related reasons. For example, "home office refugees" can move into temporary lodgings in a hotel or guest house if they are unable to work at home – or if they're suffering from cabin fever at home.
The 25 hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier offers its rooms as a "home office" alternative and for business travelers; high-speed WiFi, coffee, tea, yoga mat and toilet paper are included. The "hotel office" is also used by bloggers who need a stylish ambience to work in. Vienna's Boutique Hotel Donauwalzer is also currently letting rooms by the hour and the day. One of its guests is a singer who would like to avoid disturbing her neighbors, who also work at home, with long hours of singing practice. The Arcotel Wimberger also has special offers for everyone who would like to see four walls other than their own on occasion.
All of Vienna's hotels are allowed to re-open from May 29, 2020, and will hopefully be welcoming guests from around the world again soon.
Hotel Intercontinental ViennaJohannesgasse 28 , 1037 Wien
Palais Hansen Kempinski ViennaSchottenring 24, 1010 Wien
- daily, 09:00 - 21:00
25hours HotelLerchenfelder Straße 1-3, 1070 Wien
Arcotel WimbergerNeubaugürtel 34-36, 1070 Wien