Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has announced the upcoming opening of Rosewood Vienna, set for July 2022. This luxury property will be situated on Petersplatz, one of the most famous squares in Vienna’s Old Town, near many of the city’s most important cultural and historic sites. This anticipated opening marks Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ first flag in Vienna and the brand’s fifth property in Europe. It joins an esteemed collection that includes iconic properties such as Rosewood London, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel.
Set in the heart of one of Europe’s most historic cities, Rosewood Vienna is set to provide visitors with an authentic, original, and personalised travel experience inspired by the destination’s local culture and international spirit. The hotel is surrounded by Vienna’s best shopping, restaurants, and some of its most significant sites and attractions. In keeping with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ A Sense of Place® philosophy, guests at Rosewood Vienna will be immersed in the timeless grace, elegance and imperial flair that has been the hallmark of Vienna for centuries.
“I am very excited to welcome Rosewood’s dedicated family of guests to Vienna and showcase all of the beauty and history that our city has to offer through the unique Rosewood point of view,” says Alexander Lahmer, Managing Director of Rosewood Vienna. “Rosewood Vienna is a tribute to the Viennese way of life and will be the focal point of the city’s vibrant and ever-evolving hospitality scene – where culture, cuisine and cosmopolitanism meet. As with all Rosewood hotels, we are committed to the philosophy of honoring the time-honored sensibilities of Vienna’s spirit while also incorporating a modern feel and best-in-class amenities.”
Situated in a historic 19th century building, Rosewood Vienna is a collaboration between A2K Architects, BEHF Architects and interior designer Alexander Waterworth. The end result is a hotel that marries historic charm and European Belle Époque architecture with modern interiors and timeless sophistication. The property’s 99 guest rooms and 27 suites have been designed with a thoughtful combination of lush textures, artistic touches, and the latest technological conveniences. Considered the crown jewel of Rosewood Vienna, the property’s 1,800 sq-ft Presidential Suite offers the ultimate in luxury, featuring unparalleled dazzling city views, a master bedroom, a separate living room, kitchen, entertainment area, and eight-person dining room. Each room has its own individual character, yet they are all united by a harmonious, neutral color palette accented by subtle colour contrasts, reflecting the property’s style of mixing the old and the new. Every detail has been meticulously selected to create an optimal experience for entertainment and relaxation. Using a skillful interplay of different materials such as marble, wood, brass fixtures and patterned fabrics, the design nods to the imperial glamour of Vienna’s past while speaking to the tastes of today’s affluent explorer.
Rosewood Vienna’s variety of dining options will all pay tribute to the culinary roots of the Austrian capital while incorporating Rosewood’s brand-standard levels of service and modern culinary interpretations. The property’s light-filled top floor offers fine dining menus showcasing both European and Austrian cuisine in a variety of spaces. Soon-to-be announced concepts include a casual atmosphere in the property’s ‘show kitchen’ and an upscale brasserie in the property’s main dining room, which includes an adjacent terrace and garden oasis. The property’s food and beverage offerings also include a private dining room, which can be booked for intimate gatherings or used as an event space for larger groups. Classic cocktails with an innovative twist will be served in the hotel’s intimate rooftop bar, designed by renowned interior designer Kroenland.
Overlooking the rooftops of Vienna, the bar also provides guests with breathtaking views of the city. Both restaurants and bar will welcome guests and locals through a dedicated entrance, with the brasserie offering an elevated dining experience in the evening and an elegant wine list focused on Austrian specialties.
Inspired by a grand apartment once located in the heart of the city, Rosewood Vienna’s Pavilion is home to a spectacular space with versatile amenities and a capacity of up to 120 people for social events and business meetings. The Pavilion includes three elegant lounges that feature state-of-the-art technology and flexible floor plans with natural light that showcases the building’s splendid architecture. Rosewood Vienna looks to establish itself as the leading setting for both private and professional occasions in the heart of the Austrian capital.
Designed as an elegant oasis for guests and locals alike, the property is home to Sense®, A Rosewood Spa, that will present intuitive, locally inspired offerings that promote the well-being of both the body and mind. With an unparalleled view of Vienna, the spa offers five treatment rooms, a ‘social suite’ and a hydrotherapy relaxation room, as well as an extensive selection of treatments and therapies. The spa’s design features clean architectural lines, stone and carved wood elements, and a soothing colour palette chosen to convey a tranquil experience. Also built into Sense®, A Rosewood Spa, is a fitness centre with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, personal trainers and a hair salon.