Austria

Hotels in Austria

Located within walking distance of boutiques and St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Radisson BLU opened in 1960 as the first designer boutique hotel in Vienna's city center.

Another new hotel, the Levante Parliament, incorporates a gallery exhibiting glasswork by Romanian artist Ioan Nemto.

Situated five minutes from the Lech slopes, two and a half hours from Zurich, the Kristiania Lech Hotel is a family-owned ski lodge known for its plush guest rooms, excellent service, and incredible attention to detail.

The Intercontinental Vienna is located opposite the Stadtpark and is within minutes of the Ringstrasse and Vienna Hofburg. The basic, white exterior of this 458-room hotel encloses a surprisingly elegant lobby with dark wood paneling and eye-catching chandeliers.

Located among vineyards in the Wachau Valley of Lower Austria, the Loisium Resort is all about wine. American architect Steven Holl designed the airy structure that sits atop an extensive maze of wine cellars dating back 900 years.

The hotel occupies the top four floors of Haas Haus, a cylindrical, concrete-and-mirrored-glass postmodern landmark dropped into the heart of the centuries-old former capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Hans Hollein.

On the edge of Lake Wörth, in a pocket of the Carinthia region known as the Austrian Riviera, Schloss Velden has lived many lives. It began in 1603 as a manor house and was rebuilt in 1890 as a turreted château.

A palace turned hotel for the 1873 World’s Fair that’s also known for an at-the-ready concierge department (staffers are adept at securing last-minute opera tickets).

Built atop the old walls of Vienna in the 1840’s, the former summer residence of Ferdinand von Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was turned into a hotel in 2003.