Accor has opened the 124-room Novotel Wien City in Austria’s capital Vienna.
The hotel is located just outside the city’s Innere Stadt (city centre), on Aspernbruckengasse to the north of the river Danube. The property has a 19th-century facade in typical Ringstrasse style, but with a modern glass building perched on top, providing floors four to seven of the hotel.
Rooms feature the next-generation Novotel concept (for more details see Business Traveller’s review of the Novotel Reading in the July/August 2007 edition) complete with wifi internet access.
The 5 Senses restaurant has been designed by Belgian interior designer Patrick Dumont, and features regional and international dishes, all of which can be ordered as appetisers, starters or main courses.
There are two boardrooms (accommodating up to 12 delegates) with views of central Vienna, and a fitness centre and Finnish sauna are also available. Double rooms at the hotel cost from £106. The Novotel Wien City is the second hotel under the brand to be loacted in the Vienna, with the Novotel Wien West situated in the western suburbs of the city.
Vienna also saw the opening of a new five-star boutique hotel last month, located on the city’s central Kartner Ring. The appropriately named Ring Hotel keeps the original 19th-century façade but with contemporary interiors, and features 68 rooms, views of the State Opera House, and a 200 sqm spa and fitness area.
Report by Mark Caswell