Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced the official opening of Park Hyatt Vienna, the seventh Park Hyatt property in Europe and the first Hyatt hotel in Austria. Formerly serving as a bank, the property has reopened under the Park Hyatt name following a two year top-to-bottom renovation and restoration that preserved the history and charm of the original structure.
Situated in Vienna’s new pedestrian Goldenes Quartier and on the Am Hof square, Park Hyatt Vienna occupies a 100-year-old building that formerly served as the headquarters of the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy Bank and forms part of Vienna’s First District which is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located in the heart of the most exclusive shopping district in Vienna, just steps away from the celebrated fashion houses and boutiques of Tuchlauben and Kohlmarkt, the hotel is just a short walk from the city’s most important sights, including St. Stephan Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace, and all the historic monuments and museums that Vienna has to offer.
“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,” said Monique Dekker, General Manager of Park Hyatt Vienna. “The Park Hyatt brand focuses on creating rare, intimate and unforgettable experiences, so we are eager to open our doors and welcome guests to discover a new business and leisure destination in the heart of historical Vienna.”
“Vienna was a priority development location for us, along with other gateway cities in western Europe where our guests are increasingly traveling,” said Peter Norman, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Vienna presented an opportunity with the right location and the right owners that will allow us to create long-term value and build preference among travelers. As the Park Hyatt brand continues to expand into new and exciting locations, including the soon-to-open Park Hyatt New York and Park Hyatt Zanzibar slated for later this year, we are excited to be bringing this sophisticated and inspiring brand to destinations that are critical to our company’s growth.”Design and Guestrooms Park Hyatt Vienna maintains its original architecture, renovated and redesigned by the Dutch interior design company FJStijl. The hotel features 143 guestrooms, including 35 suites, ranging from 375 to 1,830 square feet, which are among the largest standard rooms in the city. Inspired by the ancient bank building and Viennese culture, FJStijl designed a one-of-a-kind hotel with attention to detail and a passion for color and texture that reflects the dual nature of the city’s historic environment. Vienna-inspired contemporary art, wood floors, Italian marble and elements such as blown-up brooches and other wall decorations are used for the interiors to offer a sophisticated, residential feel, a signature concept of the Park Hyatt aesthetic. Dining With the Park Hyatt brand known worldwide for its innovative dining concepts and exquisite cuisine, Park Hyatt Vienna will deliver memorable dining experiences with its restaurant, bar and lounge.