The new hotel offers a modern approach to ultra-luxury hospitality in Vienna
Rosewood Vienna has made its debut as the fifth European property in the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts portfolio and the brand's first in the German-speaking market.
Located at Petersplatz, one of the city's most famous squares, the hotel is steps from the celebrated Graben, Kohlmarkt and Tuchlauben pedestrian streets, renowned for luxury shops and restaurants, and close to many of Vienna's cultural and historical sites.
Rosewood Vienna occupies the former headquarters of the eminent financial institution, Erste Group Bank. The 19th-century landmark comprises several historic buildings including the apartment in which Mozart lived and wrote The Abduction from the Seraglio.
Today, the building is home to 71 rooms and 28 suites. A brasserie on the sixth floor and rooftop bar on the seventh floor offer sweeping views of Vienna's Old Town and were designed by Viennese firm Kroenland.
The property was brought to life by two Vienna-based architecture firms, A2K and BEHF, with decor by the London interior design studio Alexander Waterworth. The interior designer has created a warm, refined residential style with a neutral colour palette providing a background for an abundance of details such as handcrafted brass wall light fixtures that take design inspiration from the edelweiss, an Austrian alpine flower. The light-filled spaces reflect the unique heritage and design style of the cosmopolitan capital and feature custom-made furnishings.
Influenced by the rich artistic heritage of Vienna, work by contemporary artists is featured in the rooms and throughout the property. In collaboration with art and styling curation agency Atelier27, commissioned works by leading international artists include illustrations, archival photography with printed gold leaf, photography, paper cuts, lithographs and wall sculptures.
Opening in September, Asaya Spa extends over floors five and six of Rosewood Vienna and offers four treatment rooms and a social suite, relaxation area, sauna, steam bath and experience shower. The space offers a range of therapies, spa treatments and wellness programmes with Viennese influences.
The property joins a collection of Rosewood European properties that includes Rosewood London, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris and Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid.
For more information, visit www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/vienna