From the hotel itself, the skyline offers a mesmerising panorama which inspired the practice to include generous window seats, sofas and armchairs in rooms to encourage guests to look across the vista.
The crafted interiors of the 39 rooms and suites take inspiration from the rich design history of the city itself, drawing upon the influence of both the pioneering Vienna Secession movement and Austrian mid-century designers. The level of finish and detailing is all-important, within a sophisticated urban aesthetic. Situated on the upper floors of the hotel, the practice created a series of duplex spaces, with mezzanines looking over the sitting rooms.
The ground floor occupies the heart of the building, designed as a neighbourhood destination in its own right as a hotel restaurant, which creates a strong link with the surrounding city space. Conran and Partners also designed an in-house brasserie and bakery, drawing inspiration from the famous coffee shops and cafes of the city. Here, the materiality and lighting design are key elements within a crafted, modern approach.