Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna Austria
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
Schottenring 24, 1010 Vienna
Date of Creation
March 1st, 2013
Hotel General Manager
Florian Wille is the General Manager of Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna since October 2018. The 48-year old Austrian was looking forward to continuing his career in his home country after successful years abroad. After finishing his studies in 1998, Wille worked in England for ten years in the accounting and controlling department for luxury hotels like Grosvenor House, Le Meridien and Waldorf Hilton and then moved to Germany to work for Hilton in Frankfurt. In 2008 he joined Kempinski and has worked in several positions at the Kempinski hotels in Budapest, Bahrain, and Doha. In 2015, he became General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman and then at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in Bodrum in 2017 before joining the team as General Manager in Vienna.
5-Star-Superior Luxury Hotel – International Hotel with the Heart of a Viennese.
Palais Hansen Kempinski establishes itself on the local market as well as on the international luxury travel segment. As one of the oldest luxury hotel chain in Europe, Kempinski is renowned for excellent service, European flair and first class hotel products.
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
History & Story
Heritage-listed five-star-superior Palais Hansen Kempinski is located at Schottenring, right at the famous Ring Boulevard. Originally built as a hotel for the World Exhibition in 1873, this building captivates with contemporary design, modern architecture and luxury.
March 2013, Whole building, Architects: Boris Podrecca & Atelier Hayde Architekten (Vienna), Interior Design: Jean-Claude Laville (France).
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The Renaissance Revival architecture combined with innovative touches like an iPad version of the traditional hotel information covering everything from room service to outdoor activities create a symbiosis of Viennese tradition and present-day zeitgeist. The charming palais accommodates 152 rooms and suites, two restaurants, one bar, a cigar lounge, six function rooms, a ballroom, a florist, a fitness and spa area, also open to day spa guests, as well as 17 private residential penthouse apartments on a total of seven stories.
Housed in a heritage-listed Palais on Schottenring Street, Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna forms part of the famously glamourous Ringstrasse Boulevard.
Key sites/activities in the area
• St. Stephen’s Cathedral 1,2 km
• Schoenbrunn Palace 7,1 km
• Viennese Zoo 7,1 km
• Shopping/ Fashion Street (Golden Quarter) 1,0 km
• City hall 1,5 km
• State Opera House 2,2 km
• Vienna Museum Quarter 2,3 km
• Giant Ferris Wheel (Prater) 3,2 km
We offer the following amenities for children:
Behind the Scenes Tour incl. Pastry & Kitchen area, Children‘s check in, Children‘s room key, Children‘s breakfast buffet, Children‘s treatment on the rooms, Children‘s welcome present
98 rooms and 54 suites, including three wheelchair-accessible rooms. All of them with top-quality furnishings and timelessly elegant design. All rooms have a bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. Three rooms are wheelchair-accessible
Superior Rooms (30)
345 sq ft, view onto the courtyard.
Deluxe Rooms (46)
377 to 410 sq ft, with connecting door, ideal for families.
Grand Deluxe Rooms (22)
485 to 570 sq ft, view onto Schottenring street or side street.
Junior Suites (18)
538 to 570 sq ft, some rooms with connecting door.
Hansen Suites (8)
538 to 570 sq ft, separate bedroom and sitting room, especially quiet with views onto the courtyard.
Ring Suites (16)
646 sq ft, separate bedroom and sitting room, view onto Schottenring street with its Renaissance Revival-style buildings and the Deutschmeister Square.
Palais Suites (11)
732 sq ft, separate bedroom and sitting room, large window front comprising three stately double doors, affording an unobstructed view of the magnificent Schottenring street or the calm Zelinkagasse street.
Presidential Suite (1)
3444 sq ft, kitchen, dining room, sitting room and bedroom, conservatory, powder room, steam room, whirlpool, grand piano, view onto Schottenring street, connection to a Deluxe Room upon request.
Residences Penthouse Apartments (2)
2.369 square feet in size, two bed rooms with adjoining bath rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, an open dining and living area and a roof top terrace with 360° view of Vienna. All hotel services included.
Restaurants & Bars
Executive Chef: Carsten Kypke
Edvard (1 Michelin star, 16 points Gault-Millau)
Seasonal products of best possible quality – combined harmonically to modern and creative dishes. Chef de Cuisine: Thomas Pedevilla
Perfectly suitable for every time of the day and offering regional classics.
Dinner: Monday through Sunday from 6 pm. to 10 pm.
Lobby Lounge & Bar
The bright and roomy Lobby Lounge & Bar is the heart and soul of the hotel and the living room for the Viennese and their guests.
Cigar Lounge & Bar
With its combination of heritage-listed columns and glass walls, the Cigar Lounge is a true architectural gem.
Located on the mezzanine level, the Palais Hansen’s historical intermediate floor, the 8610 square foot Kempinski The Spa is open to hotel guest and day spa visitors alike. Decorated in warm shades of brown and red, it features a gym with technogym equipment, six treatment rooms, a hydropool, steam room and a bio-sauna with mixed and ladies-only areas.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Events at Palais Hansen Kempinski are different – and characterised by innovative concepts, individual service and a classic atmosphere. All in all there is 6697 square feet of banqueting space. The crown jewel in this line-up is the ballroom with 3035 square feet of floor space, a historic column-lined foyer, crystal chandeliers and copious amounts of daylight.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Restaurant Edvard (1 Michelin star, 16 points Gault-Millau)
Winner of the World Travel Award in 2013: “Austria’s Leading Business Hotel“
Winner of the Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards 2013: “Creative Conversions, Austria“
Winner of the European Hospitality Awards 2013: “European Technology Hotel of the Year 2013“
Traveller’s Choice Awards 2015: “Top 10 Hotels in Austria”
Winner of the World Spa Awards 2016: “Austria’s Best Hotel Spa”
Winner of the SAMFEX Innovator Award 2017: “New Technology” ¥ Forbes Travel Guide 2018: 4 Stars
TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Award in Luxury Hotels 2018
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