Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna Austria
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
Schottenring 24, 1010 Vienna
Date of Creation
March 1st, 2013
Hotel General Manager
Florian Wille, General Manager since October 2018
5-Star-Superior Luxury Hotel – The historic Palais which blends modern luxury with Viennese charm.
Palais Hansen Kempinski establishes itself on the local market as well as on the international luxury travel segment. As one of the oldest luxury hotel chains in Europe, Kempinski is renowned for excellent service, European flair and first class hotel products.
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
History & Story
Designed by the famous architect Theophil Edvard Hansen, the hotel welcomed visitors to the World Exhibition in 1873 and reopened in 2013 as part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski.
March 2013, Whole building, Architects: Boris Podrecca & Atelier Hayde Architekten (Vienna), Interior Design: Jean-Claude Laville (France).
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
There are 152 elegant rooms and suites on three floors in contemporary design while still maintaining the Viennese charm.
Culinary delights are provided by the restaurants Die Küche Wien offering Viennese all-time favorites dishes. The 1 Michelin-starred restaurant EDVARD combines outstanding Alpine elements with Meditarranean influences showcasing the best selection of Austrian and Italian cuisine.
In the Lobby Lounge guests enjoy the famous Kempinski apple strudel besides all day snack options as well as our classic Afternoon Tea. Evenings are best spent in the Lobby Bar.
The Kempinski The Spa with gym offers relaxation and wellness with a full spa service including a selection of saunas, a steam bath as well as a hydro pool.
Heritage-listed five-star-superior Palais Hansen Kempinski is located on the Ring Boulevard in the centre of Vienna close to the most popular sights in a serene and quiet area of the inner city away from the busy day-to-day life.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Shopping/ Fashion Street (Golden Quarter) 1,0 km
• St. Stephen’s Cathedral 1,2 km
• City hall 1,5 km
• State Opera House 2,2 km
• Vienna Museum Quarter 2,3 km
• Giant Ferris Wheel (Prater) 3,2 km
• Schoenbrunn Palace 7,1 km
• Vienna Zoo 7,1 km
We offer the following amenities for children:
Behind the scenes tour incl. pastry & kitchen area, children‘s check in, children‘s room key, children‘s breakfast buffet, children‘s treatment on the rooms, children‘s welcome present
98 rooms and 54 suites, including three wheelchair-accessible rooms. All of the rooms feature top-quality furnishings and timelessly elegant design. All rooms have a bathroom with a separate bathtub and rainshower and are equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine as well as a minibar with complimentary water and soft drinks.
30 Superior Rooms
32 sqm // 345 sq ft, view onto the courtyard
46 Deluxe Rooms
35-45 sqm // 377-410 sq ft, with connecting door, ideal for families
22 Grand Deluxe Rooms
35-53 sqm // 485-570 sq ft, view onto Ring Boulevard or side street
18 Junior Suites
53 sqm // 538-570 sq ft, some rooms with connecting door
8 Hansen Suites
50-53 sqm // 538-570 sq ft, separate bedroom and sitting room, especially quiet with views onto the courtyard
16 Ring Suites
50 sqm // 646 sq ft, separate bedroom and sitting room, view onto Ring Boulevard with its Renaissance Revival-style buildings
11 Palais Suites
68 sqm // 732 sq ft, separate bedroom and sitting room, large window front comprising three stately double doors, affording an unobstructed view of the magnificent Ring Boulevard or the calm Zelinkagasse street
1 Presidential Suite
345 sqm // 3444 sq ft, kitchen, dining room, sitting room and bedroom, conservatory, powder room, steam room, whirlpool, grand piano, view onto Ring Boulevard, connection to a Deluxe Room upon request
Restaurants & Bars
Executive Chef: Stefanos Melianos
Edvard (EDVARD – consistently awarded a Michelin star, 17 Gault & Millau points and 4 toques since 2014)
Seasonal products of best possible quality – combined harmonically to modern and creative dishes with an alpine and Mediterranean approach. Chef de Cuisine: Thomas Pedevilla
Perfectly suitable for every time of the day and offering regional classics. Famous for the brunch offers on weekends.
Lunch: MO-FRI 12.00-14.00
Mon – Fri 06:30 – 10:30
Sat – Sun 07:00 – 11:00
Lobby Lounge & Bar
The Lobby Lounge & Bar – meeting place for the Viennese and guests from all over the world.
This is where Viennese and international guests of the hotel meet: for à la carte breakfast, Kempinski Afternoon Tea, Viennese coffee and cake specialities from our pâtisserie or for cocktails, small snacks and a glass of whisky.
All-day dining Mon – Sun 08:00 – 23:59
The Cigar Lounge at the Palais Hansen Kempinski offers cigar enjoyment in a historically impressive ambience.
Located on the mezzanine level, the Palais Hansen’s historical intermediate floor, the 8610 square feet Kempinski The Spa is open to hotel guest and day spa visitors alike. Decorated in warm shades of blue and red, it features a gym with Technogym equipment, six treatment rooms, a hydropool, a steam bath, a bio-sauna and a Finnish sauna with mixed and ladies-only areas.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Events at Palais Hansen Kempinski are different – and characterised by innovative concepts, individual service and a classic atmosphere. All in all there is 6697 square feet of banqueting space. The crown jewel in this line-up is the ballroom with 3035 square feet of floor space, a historic column-lined foyer, crystal chandeliers and copious amounts of daylight.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
Top Hotels in Austria 2023 (Forbes Travel Guide)
Most elegant Vienna City Hotel 2023 (LuxLife)
Rolling Pin Award: 100 Best Chefs Austria 2023 – Thomas Pedevilla Platz 43 und 50 Best Sommeliers Austria 2023 – Laura Frömel Platz 25
Gold Certification 2023 Serandipian
Top 50 Wellness Suites 2023 (Elite Traveller)
Worlds Top 100 Suits 2023 (Elite Traveller)
EDVARD 1 Michelin Star (Michelin Guide)
Top 50 Chefs Thomas Pedevilla 2023 (Schlemmer Atlas)
EDVARD: Thomas Pedevilla & his team awarded with the AHGZ Sterne Award (Rank 38)
EarthCheck Gold Certificate
Elite Traveler: Palais Hansen Kempinski Presidential Suite under »Top 100 Suites »
Rolling Pin Awards: Thomas Pedevilla on the list of »100 BEST CHEFS AUSTRIA 2022 » (Rank 43)
Rolling Pin Awards: Laura Frömel on the list of »50 BEST SOMMELIERS AUSTRIA 2022 » (Rank 36)
European Carton Excellence Award: Platinum Award for the Sustainable Design of the Afternoon Tea To Go Box
Gault & Millau: 17 Points / 4 toques
Forbes Travel Guide: 4-Star Rating (Top 4 in Vienna)
U.S. News & World Report ,,Best Hotels in Europe 2021 »: Rank 3 in Austria, Rank 75 in Europe
Booking.com: Traveller Review Award 2021
Luxury Travel Advisor: Most Instagrammable Hotel of the World
Vienna Tourist Board / WKO: Stay Safe Seal
World Travel & Tourism Council: Safe Travels by World Travel & Tourism Council
Gastronews: Lobby Lounge & Bar: Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Vienna
Edvard: World Culinary Awards: »Austria’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2021 »
Edvard: Á La Carte Magazine: »Top 100 Restaurants in Austria »
Seal of Approval for Workplace Health Promotion 2021-2023
Viennese Seal of Quality »Top Apprentice Company » 2021-2024
Edvard: Guide Michelin: 1 Star
Falstaff: 93 Points, 3 Forks
Edvard: Chef de Cuisine Thomas Pedevilla: »100 Best Chefs » (Rank 71)
Edvard: World Culinary Awards: »Austria’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2020 »
Edvard: Roman Bolschetz: Top 3 Sommeliers of the Year in Austria
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