Cozy and Pricey: Kempinski Hotel Breaks Record
For those who love luxury - and have the wherewithal - this is just the place. In March, the five-star hostel Palais Hansen Kempinski will open its doors at Vienna Schottenring, listing one of the most expensive rooms in Austria: 15,000 must be forked out for a night.
Currently Palais Hansen undergoes final preparations, and on March 1st the Kempinski opens its doors for the first winner of a radio contest, and then for local residents, who were invited to visit the hotel this weekend. The official opening will take place March 20, during a gala event.
Room reservations are already being accepted. Current booking situation is still unknown, however according to the management, booking for this year is 60 percent. One night starts - depending on the season - from 265 euros.
It is really expensive if you want to stay in the presidential suite: 15,000 euros a night. What do you get for your money? 330 square meters, a huge living room, a conservatory, a kitchen, a meeting room, a dining room, a very spacious bedroom with a large bathroom with a beautiful view of the Ring.
Palais Hansen is a Neo-Renaissance building, erected between 1869 to 1873 as a hotel for the World Exhibition in Vienna. Throughout its history, the building performed various functions, including the Vienna magistrate.