Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
The legend returns
What it is
A perfectly modernized legend.
What it isn't
Cramped. Too often, centuries-old Grand Dame hotel rooms feel tight; here, they’re spacious enough to make you want to move in permanently.
What we think
You won’t find any evidence of Palais Hansen Kempinski’s former lives—as a police headquarters, or a health department clinic visited by ladies of the night—when you check into one of the 152 recently revamped (and thoroughly modern) rooms at the Kempinski. It may have been built in 1873 to pamper visitors to that year’s World Exhibition, but any vestiges of the past are replaced by vestiges of the now, such as an 8,600-square-foot spa—complete with a pool, a rarity in the city—and a sweet-smelling Cigar Bar where you can puff on Cubans with names like “Punch Punch.” Rooms are also surprisingly au courant, with heated tile floors and rain showers in the bath and soundproof doors and windows.
You're here because
They’ve perfected modernizing a historic legend—no easy feat. Also: their smoked Käsekrainer sausage is off-the-charts köstlich (delicious).
After a day of wandering the manicured grounds of Schoenbrunn Palace, you decide it’s high time you gave yourself the royal treatment: a full-body rub-down with warm, nutrient-dense mud from across the border in Hungary.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant "Die Küche" - International, down-to-earth, interactive
Restaurant Edvard - Fine dining, Michelin-starred, Mediterranean, regional, seasonal
Lobby Lounge & Bar: - The “Lobby Lounge & Bar” is the living room of the hotel and the place where the Viennese and their international guests meet. Whether it is the outstanding cocktails, delicious coffee specialities or pastries from the in-house patisserie, for every time of day and night there is the perfect offering.
Central Vienna—just 25 minutes from Vienna International Airport and a block from the Danube River.