History meets elegant understatement
The Park Hyatt Vienna opened its doors in June 2014 as the first Hyatt Hotel in Austria. Welcoming both private and business travellers, the hotel embellishes its landmarked ambiance with contemporary architecture. In that, the atmosphere reflects the well-known, subtle charm of the Park Hyatt brand while displaying classy, Viennese traits. As impressive as its appearance are its various services and offerings for all interests imaginable.
Located in the ‘Golden Quarter’ of the Austrian capital, the Park Hyatt’s building is more than 100 years old. Originally the headquarters of an Austrian Hungarian Monarchy Bank, it is part of Vienna’s first district, which is protected as a UNESCO world heritage. Steps away from the city’s exclusive shopping districts, the hotel is the perfect gateway to explore the large fashion houses at the Kohlmarkt. Furthermore, it represents an ideal starting point for a visit to Vienna’s sights, including the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg and many other historical architecture and museums.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the Park Hyatt brand to a city like Vienna, which is rich in culture, art, history and sophistication,” explains Monique Dekker, general manager of Park Hyatt Vienna. “The Park Hyatt brand focuses on creating rare, intimate and unforgettable experiences for guests, so we are eager to welcome guests to discover what Park Hyatt and Vienna are all about.”
Rooms and services
In its entirety the hotel holds 143 luxurious and lavish rooms, ranging from 35 to 170 square metres. Included in these are 35 extensive, comfortable suites. Elegantly designed, the rooms create a historical atmosphere with an unmistakeable Viennese charm. Entering your suite or room, many details will reveal themselves only to the attentive guest. Light-filled and equipped with the latest technology, the rooms and studios just beneath the roof offer a beautiful view over the city of Vienna.
In and around the hotel, the Park Hyatt offers various recreational outlets with appeal to both guests and residents of the city. Included in these offerings is the restored The Bank Brasserie & Bar, the Lounge, the whisky and cigar lounge Living Room and the Café Am Hof, a Viennese coffeehouse, featuring a spacious outdoor terrace during the summer months.
All of the venues focus on a different culinary theme, which in convergence form a unique, specific identity. Looking for Brassiere classics? The Bank Brasserie & Bar, located in the former cashier hall will meet your desires. Here you begin the day with an extensive buffet breakfast and enjoy seasonal, freshly prepared international and local dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition, the internationally distinguished expert Reinhard Pohorec assumes responsibility for the new concept of The Bank Bar. Firstly, the bar commemorates the buildings history through sensory and optical associations. Secondly, it collaborates closely with the brasseries kitchen. “The bar team uses only the best products and ingredients, partly from the kitchen – partly from the perfumery,” explains Pohorec.
In line with the Viennese coffeehouse tradition, the Café Am Hof, which is located on the ground floor of the hotel, fulfils a coffee enthusiast’s dreams while giving you the space to observe the world pass by in the streets.
Contrasting the bright open space of the Café Am Hof, the Living Room highlights darker materials. With wooden panels around the room and large carpets, the cigar and whisky lounge is a place of retreat, peacefulness and stimulating luxury. Here you can enjoy sips from a collection of rare single malts and smoke fine cigars, just like you would at home.
Café am Hof.
Meeting in the best possible way
In addition, the Park Hyatt Vienna has 800-square-metre-large, multi-functional conference and meeting facilities, which offer the perfect surrounding for your event. Business meetings, weddings, gala dinners or product launches, can all take place in these impressionable facilities. Once more, the hotel uses state of the art technology in equipping the conference rooms, giving its guests as many possibilities as they need.
Wellness for body and mind
Once you have finished your day of work or your extensive visit to Vienna, the best way to relax is at the Arany Spa, which is accessible for non-hotel guests too. Offering a wide selection of exclusive body treatments and massages, a 15-metre indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre featuring the advanced technology line Artis from Technogym, the recreational area stretches out over 1,000 square metres. Architecturally stimulating, the Arany Spa and its six treatment rooms and wet area, including sauna, steam bath and more are designed in clear shapes, making use of thoughtful lighting and colours. Like all other spaces of the Park Hyatt Vienna, this Spa is a place you will not visit only once. Its quality is distinctively Park Hyatt and together with the Viennese environment, its attraction is irresistible.
TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS | PHOTOS: PARK HYATT VIENNA
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