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Vienna: where to stay, dine and host clients

26 February 2019

April French Furnell

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious business hotel, a suite within a Palace, or a boutique setting, Vienna has it all. Here you’ll find our top recommendations of where to stay, where to dine and where to host your clients for that WOW factor.

Where to stay

Located on the iconic Ring Boulevard in Vienna’s cultural heart, the Ritz-Carlton Vienna offers everything you need for a business stay with contemporary amenities in a luxury setting. Business travelers can take advantage of the Club Level with its private lounge offering daily food and beverage options, international newspapers, workstations, and complimentary internet access. There are 202 guest rooms and 43 suites to choose from, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an 18-metre indoor pool with underwater music. If you have time, there is also a spa with six treatment rooms. Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy the Vienna skyline from the Atmosphere Rooftop Bar or dine at the recently launched Pastamara, a stylish bar con cucina offering Sicilian cuisine reimagined by 2 Michelin star chef Ciccio Sultano.

For those looking for the royal treatment, the Palais Coburg in the centre of Vienna is a great choice. With a range of suites, spa and secret garden, there is nothing you will want for. Furthermore, it’s restaurants include the two Michelin starred Silvio Nickol and Clementine, named after Princess Clementine, the first resident of Palais Coburg, which offers innovative food in a stunning setting. If the weather is fine, be sure to enjoy the garden.

For those wanting a more boutique experience, the Do & Co Hotel located in front of St Stephen’s cathedral is the natural choice. This design hotel has 43 rooms and suites and offers around the clock personal service, perfect for after those late business meetings. On the top floor of the hotel, guests are treated to magnificent view of the cathedral and there are also event rooms offering space for meetings of up to 25 guests.

 

Where to dine

Restaurant Vestibule sits within Vienna’s splendid Burgtheater. The philosophy of the restaurant is to serve food of the highest quality and to use seasonal ingredients in an authentic way. This means that ready-made products and additives are absolutely forbidden – everything, from home-made stock to macarons, is made from scratch. The menu is focused on traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist for example, a traditional cabbage dish with lobster meat, wiener schnitzel and for dessert, crepe suzette. Behind the restaurant are restaurateur Veronika Doppler and chef Christian Domschitz.

In the historic hall of the former bank Am Hof, The Bank Brasserie & Bar is a hotspot for gourmets and cosmopolitans. The greatest care has been taken with the interior design and you’ll find Austrian art nouveau elements throughout the rooms. The menu designed by Istvan Törzsök, Chef de Cuisine, is a mixture of seafood, fresh fish, meat dishes from the lava stone grill and a few classics. The dessert is legendary including sour cream schmarrn, a Grand Cru chocolate soufflé or seasonal fruits.

An all-day dining spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Fabios offers modern Italian cuisine. It’s a popular choice for business lunches and certainly one to try out.

 

Where to host your clients for drinks

Das Loft sits on the top floor of the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom and it offers the best view in town alongside some of the finest cocktails. The ceiling is the real draw here, a painted mural, it blends with the sky through the floor to ceiling wrap-around windows and is a definite conversation starter with colleagues and clients alike. If you’re trying to impress, Das Loft is a must.

Das Loft

1o1 is effortlessly cool. Inside you’ll find Mr WOW, a Chinese-Vietnamese restaurants seating 40 persons; Chin Chin Bar for dry martinis; the HO Gallery exhibiting contemporary local and international artists; TETATE where Mexican cuisine is the star of the show; and the Goat Club, a private member hideaway.

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