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Hotel Am Opernring

Hotel Am Opernring

Hotel Am Opernring
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Opernring 11
Vienna, AT 1010 Map It
Vienna City :1st district - Innere Stadt - City Centre

In the middle of the 19th century, the Ringstrasse, built and planned as a Boulevard, finalized with the part of the Opernring, filled the gap between the Altstadt (Old City) and Wienfluss (Creek of Vienna) . This architecture had created quite some differences of opinions . The conflict between historical architecture and the rational modern was part of the critic, mentioned as well by the famous Art Deco architect Otto Wagner . The first building of this kind was build 1859 at the Opernring 1-5 . As a block building, this was quite in a contrast to the overall appearance of the Old City . Primarily, it should acknowledge and represent the wealthy people in contrast to the emperor and royalties . Therefore, wealthy industrials have built themselves a monument and went somehow in competition with the Royals . Because of the short distance between the hotel to the Hofburg Palace, plus important traffic lines and streets, the location was ideal for the high society and their appearance in public . The Viennese State Opera House found here its place . At that time a rather modest build city-house at the Opernring 11 was constructed . This was at the end of the Art Deco period in 1912/13 . The architect at this time was Ludwig Mueller, student of Otto Wagner, and Leopold Roth, who at that time created quite some advanced iron-concrete constructions, developing a moderate modern expression and impressed with individual plastic ornaments . In 1920, the Cafe Sacher was located at the ground floor of the hotel with impressive arcades at the mezzanine, where today a renovated mosaic still remembers of that time . Since 1925 the Hotel is privately owned . The owners have always tried to keep the elements of the Art Deco time . In particular you can see it at the staircases, the black and white tiles on the different floors and at the front of the house . The 3rd Floor, Beletage, which was used at that time as the reception-hall for celebrities and important people, is functioning today as the breakfast room for our guests . At the 20th century, our building was classified as an historic monument, which in one way saves the old substance, but also makes any new constructional changes or adjustments to the building nearly impossible . For this reason we kept the original architecture and construction of the hotel staircase, which at the same time is the frame of a rather small elevator . It is also the main reason that not all our rooms are equipped with air-condition, but we will gladly assist you with ventilators at request . The Ringstrasse as the name already says, goes around the inner city like a ring . Because of the traffic during the night we have installed soundproof windows . Still, we cannot guarantee you absolute silence . The utmost we can do, is to offer you a room on the higher floors or some of the rooms facing to the inner yard . As a City Hotel, we approach mainly city and business travelers and therefore we are not equipped with a wellness or any sport facilities . We will gladly provide you with necessary information about any of these in our area, if requested . For your relaxation we can offer you our mobile massage service . We are a declared NON SMOKING - HOTEL, as we are certain, that you rather prefer to stay in a fresh smelling room, than in a smoky one . Therefore, we ask you not to smoke in the room, but have placed for your convenience at the Hotel entrance an ashtray . The restaurant SAID THE BUTCHER TO THE COW is located in the ground floor of the Hotel . A modern concept that attracts with delicious burgers, gin from all over the world and juicy cheesecakes . Furthermore, we also have the Nightclub PLATZHIRSCH, where celebrities of Vienna and others meet . On Thursday, Friday and Saturday it also operates as a disco . Our hotel guests will receive VIP status in this club .

Hotel Am Opernring Features

  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Parking
  • Elevators
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