Hotel Sans Souci Vienna : A Unique Balance Between Charisma & Luxury

Take a step back in time, exploring the cultural heart of Vienna while staying in a luxury hotel that offers a flair of exclusivity.

There are few cities in the world that have been able to preserve its past like Wien. With history abounding on every street corner with beautifully maintained architecture Wien has become a vibrant, cosmopolitan destination, tempting travelers around the world to experience its rich culture, boutique shopping and arguably one of the best culinary scenes in Austria. No hotel in Wien better represents the city's unique balance between historic charm and modern luxury than the Sans Souci Hotel.

Situated in one of the most romantic and vibrant cities in the world, the Hotel Sans Souci Wien evokes the feeling of grandness with Sixty-three rooms and suites, that are individually designed with subtle luxury and entice the guest into a comfortable stay in a relaxed atmosphere. The charming spirit that is characteristic to the Sans Souci, also gives that special touch making the Sans Souci Wien luxury hotel the perfect retreat in the heart of Vienna.

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Established in a historical building erected in 1872, the Sans Souci has a great history. Originally it was the location of "Zum grossen Zeisig", the inn that served Johann Straus for the 1858 premiere of his "Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka". Named Hotel Holler, the establishment was in continuous operation from 1873 to 1953, until it was interrupted for a short occupation by the US army after World War II. The hotel underwent a massive facelift in August 2010, when the Sans Souci Group acquired the establishment. Planned and realized by the London Design Studio yoo, the creative team surrounding the worldwide renowned designer Philippe Starck and the visionary property developer John Hitchcox, renovations began in October of that year. Because of its historic origination, the construction work was carried out with special care, ensuring that the original substance was preserved to maintain the special character and to create the flair of exclusive living. Every living space was individually designed and complemented with eclectic furniture, to carry an enchanting look that can be noticed in the generously spaced rooms and suites of light colours.

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Surrounded by the city's historic buildings, museums, theatres, and a lively restaurant and bar scene, the hotel is ideally poised near the MuseumsQuartier, one of the world's biggest artistic quarters. Not far off are the trendy quaint designer stores of the 7th district and Mariahilferstrasse, Vienna's largest shopping mile, as well as the noble luxury boutiques of the 1st district. Located conveniently within strolling distance the neighboring sights makes Sans Souci the perfect place for guests to experience the unrivaled charm of Wien in a setting unlike any other.

The staff of Sans Souci are dedicated to indulging its guests with the finest in Viennese hospitality. Guests can enjoy the hotel's full-service of the best cuisine at "La Veranda" restaurant, and cocktails at "Le Bar", the hotel's own cocktail bar, to "Le Salon" the generously designed Spa Club. The culinary team present a menu that is a unique balance of authentic, creative a la carte dishes cooked with passion and attention to detail. In addition to classical alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, long drinks and cocktails an exquisite selection of different champagnes are served.


The unparalleled culinary experience is accompanied by the sight of local fine art through its collection of modern art with original paintings by Roy Lichtenstein, Allen Jones and Steve Kaufman. Buffet breakfast, wireless Internet, as wells as rooms that are equipped for people with disabilities complete the exclusive living experience. "We are the Viennese interpretation of international boutique hotels," says CEO Norbert Mayer angle, and with obvious pride.

Hotel Sans Souci aims to create a warm, welcoming environment, where guests feel at home through its breath-taking blend of art, design, casual savoir vivre and restrained luxury.

If a visit to Vienna is on your horizon, check in to Hotel Sans Souci Wien.

This article appears in the 3rd issue of LoveFMD magazine (Fall/Winter 2015). The magazine is available on the Web at as a digital issue (downloadable as a readable PDF or a print edition PDF), and is also available at leading digital stores Amazon Kindle, Yumpu, Issuu, and Scribd for free for anyone, anywhere.