Vienna – Hotel Imperial

Vienna - Hotel Imperial

Vienna’s grandest hotel is a short walk from the Vienna State Opera, the Musikverein concert hall and the city’s 12th-century cathedral. An opulent property with an ornate façade and splendid entrance lobby, it was built in 1863 for the Prince of Württemberg. The 138 rooms and two Royal Suites are decorated in a palatial Viennese style, with chandeliers and heavy drapes, deep-pile carpets and antique parquet floors. Facilities include a fitness and health studio and an Imperial Torte boutique, should guests wish to stock up on Viennese cake. The Imperial restaurant serves traditional Austrian and international fare; Viennese coffeehouse culture lives on at the Café Imperial.

X-factor The two Royal Suites have silk-upholstered walls and seven-metre-high stucco ceilings, as well as antiques dating back to the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. All suites have butler service.