The Vibe: An intimate, hyper-stylish, eco-aware escape that never misses an aesthetic trick.
The Area: In Vienna’s popular Spittelberg quarter, a 5-minute walk from the Museum Quarter.
The DNA: Prolific art collector Otto Wiesenthal, owner of the Altstadt Vienna hotel since 1991, has unleashed his magpie-like obsession for beautiful things here. His aim was to buck the trend for faceless hotels and create a refuge with a homely feel. The difference being, of course, that this particular home doubles as a gallery, festooned with art masterpieces of the Warhol and Niki de Saint Phalle ilk. Bold patterns, rich fabrics and bespoke lights give each room its own identity – everything is carefully chosen, nothing jars.
Suite-Me-Up: There’s a large number of suites to choose from, but the XXL (110m2), two bedroomed, Suite is dedicated to the idea of a peaceful togetherness and is inspired by Le Corbusier, Roland Rainer and even John Lennon. You will sleep amidst iconic design pieces plus your will have your own private Whiskey Bar.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 42 rooms & suites (16-110m2) (172-1,184 sq ft) • hotel opened: June 1991 • architecture: amongst others Wolfgang Nemetz, PlanB Architects • interior design: amongst others Adolf Krischanitz, Lili Hollein, Gregor Eichinger, Lena Hoschek, Atil Kutoglu, Matteo Thun, Elfrid Wimmer-Repp • bathroom amenities: Malin + Goetz • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk