Located in the heart of the Austrian capital, Park Hyatt Vienna opened its striking doors in 2014 after a lengthy restoration of the former Bank of Austria building that it houses. The luxury hotel now joins Vienna’s iconic landmarks and museums, such as St Stephan’s Cathedral, the State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and Café Central, which are also conveniently located within 5-mins walking distance.
Not only that but Park Hyatt Vienna is one of just a handful of exclusive hotels in the Goldenes Quartier, a pedestrian-only, elite shopping district with a wealth of celebrated fashion houses and flagship stores, including Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, and Prada, which actually happens to be housed in the hotel itself.
As a listed building that forms part of the First Quartier UNESCO World Heritage site, almost all period features remain in the 143-room hotel, creating an opulent yet timeless feel. By blending exquisite art nouveau décor with a modern aesthetic, the hotel exudes a uniquely sophisticated Viennese atmosphere of both old-world and new-world design.
Park Hyatt’s philosophy of offering refined residential-inspired luxury experiences means that each of the luxurious 143 guest rooms, including 40 suites and a 1,829 square-foot Presidential Suite, make you feel like you are in a home away from home. Elements of wood, marble and mother-of-pearl welcome you in every room. In contrast, the spacious marble bathroom with a separate bathtub, rain shower, heated floors and exclusive amenities beckons you to relax and unwind. Added details, such as enlarged copies of original art nouveau brooches designed by Carl Otto Czeschka in the rooms and around the hotel, also set this venue apart from the rest.
Guests at Park Hyatt can arrive in Vienna knowing they will experience a highly personalised and engaged service to help make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Furthermore, the opulent facilities are designed to be destinations in their own right. Take the award-winning Arany Spa, for example. Located in the original bank vault, this indulgent area of the hotel takes its name from the Hungarian word for gold and features a golden-tiled swimming pool for that extra lavish touch. Featuring six treatment rooms offering gold-based products from the beauty line Omorovicza, a Technogym-equipped fitness centre, a separate wet area with a steam bath, sauna, ‘sanarium’ (a combination sauna and steam room), and a vitality shower, this one-of-a-kind spa is not to be missed.
For food and drinks, the hotel has four inviting spaces on offer; The Bank Brasserie & Bar, Café Am Hof, The Lounge and The Living Room, each boasting their own unique character and creations. In summer, the outside terrace also offers an additional area of the hotel to enjoy authentic cuisine and refreshing drinks.
In particular, The Bank Brasserie & Bar stands out as a distinct hotspot in Vienna for great brasserie food and outstanding cocktail creations.Located in the centrepiece of the building, with its own entrance from Bognergasse, The Bank Brasserie presents an exceptional dining experience in a warm, sophisticated atmosphere. As a former cashier’s hall, the breathtakingly high ceilings adorned with marble and intricate original features create a bold and stylish backdrop to the beautiful food and beverage offerings.
The Bank Brasserie & Bar is also ideal for special occasions or meetings, boasting a specially designated Private Dining Room, which is available for events, and a Chef’s Table for a memorable intimate dining experience.
The cosmopolitan venue is both relaxed and charming, with a menu focusing on updated versions of brasserie classics. The produce is fresh, sustainably and locally sourced, and the kitchen is open to serve a daily buffet breakfast, a Plat du Jour menu, an A la carte lunch, and a superlative dinner menu.
The open-show kitchen allows diners to watch and follow the chefs preparing tasty menus using high-quality products. Diners can expect signature dishes such as; The Bank beef tartare, seafood on ice, fresh fish in different variations, meat from a Lavastone grill, as well as an array of vegetarian dishes. For dessert, The Bank offers delights from the in-house patisserie, including the famous Rahm Schmarrn, a Grand Cru chocolate soufflé, homemade sorbet and much more.
The Bank Bar menu presents specially created international premium cocktails based on sensorial and optical associations with the former cashier hall and materials like wood, leather, metal and copper – reminiscent of a time when the building used to be a bank.
In terms of food and drink, you can rest assured that nothing at the hotel has been overlooked. From exclusive chef’s table events, winter Wiener schnitzels and summer tapas to afternoon tea, whisky, and craft cocktails, there is something for every taste and season at the Park Hyatt Vienna.