At a glance the Romantik Hotel Altstadt Vienna
The Romantik Hotel Altstadt Vienna is a wonderful place, a refreshing source of Viennese joie de vivre, a refuge where we can all be who we are.
This is evident above all in the people who inspire their souls at the leading boutique hotel in Vienna, but in the premises themselves too. The rooms and suites at the Romantik Hotel Altstadt Vienna are all different: some loud and colourful, some solid and laid-back, others sensual and intimate. Whether designed by world-famous architects like Matteo Thun or contemporary fashion stars like Lena Hoschek, no two rooms are alike.
One thing they ALL have in common, though, they inspire, raise questions and slow you down. How come? Contemporary art flows through all the rooms at the Romantik Hotel Altstadt Vienna. What makes good art? It inspires, it makes you think. And lets you live in the moment.
The Romantik Hotel is located in a surprisingly quiet area within the Spittelberg quarter in Vienna's 7th district, still in the heart of the city, only 5 minutes walking distance away from the MuseumsQuartier and 10 minutes from the famous Ringstrasse.
Along the Ring, the former city wall, you can find the Hofburg, the Kunsthistorische & Naturhistorische Museum, the City Hall, the Burgtheater and University, as well as the world famous Vienna State Opera. Mariahilfer Strasse, Vienna's longest shopping street, can be reached in 5 minutes.
Within the lively atmosphere of the Spittelberg quarter there are all kinds of restaurants, from the cozy and simple Wiener Beisl until the award-winning high end restaurant.
About Operas, Libraries and Viennese Modernism: 3 New Rooms of the Romantik Hotel Altstadt Vienna
The Opera Suite
Vienna, hub of the music world and capital of classical music. This is the thematic experiential focus of the Opera Suite.
A room-dominating steel & walnut shelf presents a collection of approx. 1000 predominantly classic LPs that has grown over the years. The latter is illuminated by the most important chandelier design of the 20th century. The Metropolitan chandelier of Lobmeyr was built - in a slightly larger version - for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. For undisturbed and sonorous enjoyment of music, this Suite M guarantees a sound system by Austrian manufacturers as well as an iconic furniture design by Ray and Charles Eames: their famous Lounge Chair with Ottoman.
The Library Suite
Vienna, always home and attraction of poets, literary figures and philosophers. This forms the thematic experiential frame of the Library Suite.
Two large double windows attract the sunlight for this bright Suite M. Vis à Vis is the main element of the suite: a 6-meter wide, floor-to-ceiling bookcase with walk-in gallery. The construction of black steel and walnut wood is accessible through a more than 100 years old - coiled iron staircase. The latter was located on the lowest floor of the adjoining stairwell and fell in the course of the conversion work to official requirements. Lovingly adapted, it now serves as a stepping stone to the literary explorations of the Library Suite. A seating group with chaise-longue and lounge chair in the middle of the room invites you to the literary consumption of the offered books.
The Josef Hoffmann Suite
Vienna 1918-2018. 100 years of Viennese Modernism. The Altstadt Vienna dedicates a room to another Austrian pioneer of architecture and design after the Josef Frank Suite (in 2016). In addition to Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann co-founded the Wiener Werkstätten and was one of the protagonists of the so-called Viennese Modernism.
The light-flooded Suite L with 3 window axes impresses with its balance between old and new, colorful and monochrome, coquettish and restrained. In addition to the contemporary furniture designs by Spain's star designer Jaime Hayon - who was inspired by Josef Hoffmann - you can also find original pieces from 1910-1930. Furthermore Josef Hoffmann licensed-replicas of the Austrian furniture manufacturer Wittmann round off the sitting and lying range of the spacious suite. An airy valance in the room allows for a coquettish game of hide-and-seek, revealing a freestanding bathtub with a great view into the suite in front of it.
„The Art of Hospitality ”
Mr. Otto Ernst Wiesenthal