Park Hyatt Vienna: timeless elegance with a blend of sophistication

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To write about Park Hyatt Vienna is to write about style and elegance. I stayed at this hotel twice and will tell you everything about this place where refined luxury is only matched by the distinctive perfection of the detail.

Contemporary modern aesthetic interior in historical rooms and views of the old town of Vienna provide you the most epic stay in town. Join me and find out more!

Vienna is one of my favourite places in the world – My husband grew up in the city and when we started dating (back in 2001, OMG!) he was still living there. Therefore, I would visit from Brazil at least twice a year and we ended up living there for a while, which was an amazing experience.

Since my better half no longer has his own apartment in the city, I have tested many hotels until I stayed at Park Hyatt for the first time in 2016. And it was love at first sight.

Historical Park Hyatt Vienna
Historical Park Hyatt Vienna, in the heart of the city

There are many features about Park Hyatt which make me returning. One of them, a very important aspect when I travel, is LOCATION!

The hotel is centrally located in the heart of the city, within the most exclusive shopping district in Vienna – just a few steps away from the celebrated fashion houses, boutiques, cafes and restaurants of Tuchlauben and Kohlmarkt. Also, it is possible to walk to almost all of the most significant sights, historic monuments and museums.

Beautiful Kohlmarkt street - the Goldene Quartier
Beautiful Kohlmarkt street, a few steps from Park Hyatt

Some of the points of interests that are distance walking from the property are:

– St Stephan’s cathedral (probably the most popular sight in Vienna)

– Goldenes quartier

– Opera House

– Hofburg Palace

– Ringstrasse

– Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK)

– Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)

– Leopold Museum

– Spanish Riding School

– Volksgarten

– Ferstel Passage

Ferstel passage, the prettiest in Vienna
Ferstel passage, the prettiest in Vienna

Among the exclusive great restaurants and cafes in the area are the ones located right in the hotel: The Bank Brasserie & Bar, Living Room, Lounge and Cafe am Hof.

My favorite is Bank Brasserie & Bar, definitely a hotspot in town, not only due to its unusual setting, a former bank with its imposing hight ceilings, but also due to its menu featuring French brasserie style dishes cooked to perfection in an open show kitchen. The chef’s table is in between the two open kitchens and a great place to observe the action. A complete buffet breakfast is served in this restaurant and also an amazing brunch on weekends. I simply love it. See more and reserve a table here.

One pot the prettiest restaurants in Vienna
A former bank turned into a restaurant
One of the prettiest restaurants in Vienna
One of the prettiest restaurants in Vienna
Open show Kitchen at The Bank Brasserie & Bar
Open show Kitchen at The Bank Brasserie & Bar
Super yummy Shrimp Risotto
Super yummy Shrimp Risotto
Amazing Chef's table
Amazing Chef’s table
Dinner with a view
Dinner with a view

Last but not least, the stunning Bar has an extensive wine list offering prime Austrian as well as international wines (sommelier Robin Keiner will make sure you get exactly what you are looking for) and the most delicious and creative signature cocktails. See the tasty cocktails here.

A great selection of Austrian wines at the bar
A great selection of Austrian wines at the bar
One of the prettiest bars in Vienna
The Bank bar

Rum and cigars lovers will find the perfect atmosphere at Living Room, which serves whisky, cognac, the best rums and cigars. I am talking about Havana Club Union and Cohiba Siglo VI, for example. And the room, WOW, so posh and classy, with a view to one of the prettiest squares in Vienna.

Elegant Living Room, perfect to enjoy a cigar
Elegant Living Room, perfect to enjoy a cigar
Feels libe back in time. So classy!
Feels like back in time. So classy!

At Lounge you will find the perfect place to relax while drinking a glass of champagne/wine or some coffee, small breakfast and Viennese pastry specialties. The ambient is just pretty and great to relax and chat.

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The perfect place for a drink

 

Finally, I am a big fan of Cafe Am Hof and its outdoor terrace and vast selection of Viennese coffee specialties, homemade cakes and savoury snacks. The schnitzel is really yummy, and the place quite special inside and outside, where it is great to have a seat and watch people in one of the most exclusive areas of the city.

Beautiful decor at Cafe Am Hof
Beautiful decor at Cafe Am Hof
Details to die for at Cafe am Hof
Details to die for at Cafe am Hof

Moreover, if you want to experience other restaurants, cafes and bars, believe me, the concierge will come up with just the right suggestions. You name it: Asian food, a typically Viennese cafe, Michelin starred restaurants… You ask and they will get you any table. The sort of service that makes a huge difference to your stay.

And of course, this is not only about restaurants, as the concierges will also support you organising the visit of main or off-the-beaten track tourist attractions, interesting expositions, more exclusive galleries, the opera, theatres or whatever caught your attention. Always with a friendly smile on their faces. I have never done it but they will even help you plan your trip before you check in. 🙂

Another eye catcher at this beautiful property are the suites. I find it fantastic how Park Hyatt Vienna reflects the intimate and understated elegance of its brand while taking cues and influences from Viennese and cosmopolitan flair. At your suite in the hotel you may find pieces of art perfectly mixed with a totally modern and equipped room.

One of the suites I have stayed
One of the suites I have stayed – Park Suite View

You cannot see it in the picture above but this suite had two huge windows with an amazing view to the old town of Vienna (Am Hof square). It was so bright, allowing for ample amounts of natural daylight and so comfy that I wouldn’t bother to stay in the room for a longer time than I normally do while travelling. Behind the bed there was a desk with envelops, postal cards and everything you would need to work, which I actually did some days, while also enjoying the view. And what a view!

Think VIEW
Think VIEW to Am Hof square

The bathroom offers, like the room, lots of space and is all white (love it!!) in marble. There is a double sink, great quality amenities for ten days if you need, a distinctive deep soaking bathtub and a walk-in shower.

All white marble bathroom
All white marble bathroom

The walk-in closet is also huge and you can be sure that you will have enough space to store all your shopping bags. 🙂

Suite goals
Suite goals

Keep in mind that when you book directly with the hotel, here, some amenities will be included depending on your room type. These amenities range from airport transfer, early check in and late check out,  in-room breakfast to treatments at Arany Spa for two.

Reception Park Hyatt Vienna style
Reception Park Hyatt Vienna style

I always stayed at the sumptuous Park Suite view type and I deeply recommend it. Nevertheless, if you want to go to another level of luxury, some other suites will be available and they are breathtaking. Have a look at the hotel website and discover the Belle Epoque Suite, the Diplomat Suite, the Ambassador Suite and the Presidential Suite. You will get amazed!

However, there is no “regular room” at Park Hyatt Vienna. Anything you get will please you.

I could stay for good
I could stay for good

Other services and facilities that might be of interest are: 24-hour in-room dining, 24-hour concierge service, business centre, laundry and dry cleaning with same day returning, VIB (very important baby) for families and VID (very important dog) because dogs are totally welcome at the property.

Last but not least, during my stays at Park Hyatt, I was very super mega happy to be able to enjoy the most unique Spa in Vienna. Arany Spa is even hard to explain – you have to experience it!

Prettiest swimming pool in Vienna
Prettiest swimming pool in Vienna

It is not by chance that I chose the swimming pool to illustrate this blog post. I still cannot get used to how special it is. Actually, not only the pool but the Spa as a whole, particularly its atmosphere.

By the way, the name Arany derives from the Hungarian word for gold which makes perfect sense, as it is located in a former bank vault (!!!!!!!). The Spa has been constructed with only high quality material such as gold tiles, precious stones and mother of pearl – attention to the pool tiles in allusion to gold bars!

Tiles "imitating" golden bars
Tiles “imitating” golden bars

During my stay at the hotel I took my time to enjoy this place every day. It gets never really crowded, and I had it only for myself a couple of times. Apart from this stunning pool (including music playing under water!), there is also a relaxation room, a separate wet area with sauna, steam bath, sanarium and vitality shower, six spa suites including a couples spa suite and various massages, cosmetic and beauty treatments.

Ah! There is also a complete fitness centre and it is possible to work out with a view of this beauty in the picture above. But you guys know me – working out is not really my thing and, therefore, I did not test it, Ops!

Do I have to say that I am counting the days to return?

Luxury is personal!

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10 Comments

  1. Park Hyatt once again delivers with a great hotel in an amazing location! The rooms look so well designed they make you feel like royalty. Thanks for such an informative post!

  2. That’s indeed a luxurious hotel! The best part is ofcourse being at a walkable distance from all the important places!
    The setting of the brasserie and bar itself looks awesome! Being a wine drinker, the selection of Austrian wines, looks perfect for me!

  3. I have been to Vienna several times but I have never been so lucky to stay in such a beautiful hotel. The classic decor is so luxurious and I love the restaurant inside (the chef’s table is really special!). The location is so perfect, right in the middle of the city.

  4. The Park Hyatt is for sure an another name of luxury and comfort. It is at a perfect location. Your pictures and post have already made me fall for the pool, suites, wall art, restaurants, and everything else there.

  5. Ooh I’m going to Vienna in September and can’t wait! We’ve already booked our accommodation and I have to admit it’s more budget style than The Park Hyatt but it’s good to know a more luxurious option when others ask me for tips on where to stay.

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