The Park Hyatt brand will make its first appearance in Austria later this year, when the Park Hyatt Vienna opens on June 1.
Occupying a 100-year-old building that once housed the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy Bank, the Park Hyatt is the only hotel in Vienna’s Golden Quarter, the new pedestrian-only, exclusive shopping district.
Situated between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the stock exchange, the Golden Quarter forms part of Vienna’s First District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area has become an elite shopping district and is home to flagship stores for such brands as Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, and Prada, which is housed in the Park Hyatt.
The property, which has 143-rooms, including 35 suites, is decorated in rich panels of polished inlaid wood, hand-selected Italian and Greek marble, fine leather, and custom-designed carpets.
The original bank vault will house the pool, which is tiled in golden-colored levitra online sale stone, a nod to the gold bars that were once stored there. Four food and beverage outlets onsite feature Austrian and international cuisine, incinding the Bank, an open-air kitchen concept. Austria’s famed wiener schnitzel, as well as an assortment of tapas, star at The Pearl; afternoon tea and pastries are served in The Lounge; and single-malt whiskeys and cigars in The Living Room.
The hotel opens just as the spotlight turns on Vienna for the 150th anniversary of the Ringstrasse, the boulevard that runs around the historic center, the 75th anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s death, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, which Vienna will commemorate with a number of special exhibits.
The coming year will also see the launch of the European Peace Walk, a new 340-mile permanent walkway between Vienna and Trieste, Italy, created to celebrate Europe’s culture of peace. Additionally, the Vienna Main Railway Station is slated for completion in 2015.
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