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Hilton Vienna Plaza Hotel - Austria

Hilton Vienna Plaza Hotel

Schottenring 11, Vienna, Austria
     

The contemporary Hilton Vienna Plaza hotel is in the heart of commercial Vienna, overlooking the historic Ringstrasse. Doing business is a pleasure here with 9 flexible meeting rooms for 2-180, a business center and wireless internet access throughout.Step outside the hotel and you'll find yourself in the center of romantic Vienna. Attractions like the Hofburg Palace and St Stephen's Cathedral are just 10 minutes' walk away.Dine on modern European cuisine, Austrian favorites and seasonal dishes at the light and airy Plaza Restaurant & Bar or enjoy the onsite sauna, whirlpool and exercise room.All Hilton Vienna Plaza hotel rooms, from Hilton Guest Room up, have wireless internet access. Choose an Executive Room for Executive Lounge access.

Amenities Description

AM/FM Alarm Clock; Babysitting/Child Services; Bar/Lounge; Business Center; Coffee Maker in Room; Concierge; Handicapped Rooms/Facilities; Hairdryers Available; Mini Bar; Meeting/Banquet Facilities; No Smoking Rooms/Facilities; Pool; Parking; Restaurant; Room Service; Safe Deposit Box; Fitness Center; Television with Cable; Laundry/Valet Services; Audio/Visual Equipment Rental; Baggage Storage; Beverage Area, Complimentary; Cable TV Services; Car Rental Desk; Cellular Phone Rental; Coffee Shop; Computer Rental; Dictaphone; Elevators; Express Mail; Fax; Fax Rental; Foreign Currency Exchange; Gift Shop; Luggage Hold; Meeting Rooms; Multi-Lingual Staff; News Stand; On-Site Convenience Store; Secretarial Service; Sight Seeing Tours; Telephone Services; Video Conferencing Available; 24 Hour Housekeeping; Air Conditioning; Balcony; TV-Pay per view; TV-Premium HBO, CNN, ESPN; Wet Bar; Work Desk with Lamp

Location Description

The Hilton Vienna Plaza is located on Vienna's famous Ringstrasse, opposite the stock exchange and within walking distance of the city centre. Situated in the financial district, it allows immediate access to the city's business, cultural and shopping areas. Nearby are the Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral), the Hofburg Palace and the Convention Centre, as well as Vienna's most exquisite fashion boutiques. Our hotel is Austria's first designer hotel, having 36 uniquely designed suites in the styles of Hoffmann, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. With a minimum size of 36 square metres, all our guest rooms are alcove rooms, providing separate living and sleeping areas. Underground and tram stations are nearby, while Vienna International Airport is only 20 minutes by car from the hotel.

Directions

Vienna International Airport
From Vienna International Airport, drive west along the A4 towards Vienna, following the Zentrum signs. Cross the Danube Channel and you will come to the Ringstrasse and schottenring. The Hilton Vienna Plaza hotel is on your left. The 15-Mile journey takes around 20 Minutes from the airport to the hotel forecourt.

Driving Directions to the City Centre
Follow city center signs into the city, upon reaching the city center drive along the Ringstrasse, until you reach Schottenring our hotel is located on the left side, opposite the Stock Exchange.

Location of the hotel
Hilton Vienna Plaza is located on Vienna's famous Ringstrasse, opposite the stock exchange and within walking distance of the city centre. Situated in the financial district, it allows immediate access to the city's business, cultural and shopping areas. Nearby are the Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral), the Hofburg Palace and the Convention Centre, as well as Vienna's most exquisite fashion boutiques. Our hotel is Austria's first designer hotel, having 36 uniquely designed suites in the styles of Hoffmann, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. With a minimum size of 36 sq. metres, all our guest rooms are alcove rooms, providing separate living and sleeping areas. Underground and tram stations are nearby, while Vienna International Airport is only 20 minutes by car from the hotel.

Attractions

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  • St Stephen's Cathedral - 0.5 Miles
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum - 0.5 Miles
  • Kaerntner Strasse - 0.6 mile(s) / 1.0 km
  • Hofburg Palace - 0.5 miles
The Hofburg was the Imperial Palace until 1918 and, rather like Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, it was a city unto itself during its heyday. Nowadays it is possible to tour the State Apartments as well as to hear the Vienna Boys' Choir sing in the chapel and watch the Lipizzan stallions perform in the great hall. In the Schatzkammer (Treasury) at Schweizerhof 1, you can see the Imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire.Exhibits in the recently-opened Treasury tell the story of more than 1000 years of European history, beginning with the centrepiece of the exhibition, the Emperor's crown, created in the second half of the 10th century. As well as the insignia from the time of the Holy Roman Empire, the exhibition also focuses on the Austrian succession.The Housecrown of the Hapsburgs (1602) was originally made for Emperor Rudolf II by Prague-based craftsmen Jan Vermeyen, as was the golden sceptre (1612-1617). The visitor can also take in Friedrich von Auerling's painting of Austrian Emperor Franz I (1832), wearing the ornaments, crown, sceptre and mantle on display. Finally, there are spiritual treasures, such as liturgical objects and relics, that were used by the imperial dynasty. Expect to spend lots of time in here and to enjoy a very special journey through European history.
  • Spanish Riding School - .6 mile(s) / 1.0 km
  • Museumsquartier (Museums Quarter) - 1.2 mile(s) / 2.0 km

    Vienna has built a museum quarter that is one of the ten largest cultural districts in the world. A decade in the construction, at a cost of two billion shillings, it is Austria's bid to outdo the giant art monoliths in the USA, with the distinct advantage of featuring beautiful old architecture.The MuseumsQuartier Wien houses 20 autonomous artistic institutions, ranging from a creativity centre for children to a classical art museum, from headquarters for dance, film, architecture and theatre to forums for new media and art theatre. A plethora of shops and restaurants surround the complex, which has also become the main venue for the Vienna Festival, the city's foremost annual eventWorld-class museums to be found in the area include the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna's premier exhibition space for international contemporary and modern art; the Leopold Museum, important for modern Austrian art, including the Secession, Viennese Modernism and Expressionism, as well being home to the largest collection of work by Egon Schiele; and the Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK) (previously The Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna (MMKSLW)), one of Europe's largest collections of modern and contemporary art.The area's architecture represents a fusion of the original 18th-century buildings with modern work. The former were renovated by Manfred Wehdorn, while a separate team, Laurid Ortner, were engaged for the latter. The aim is to provide physical and historic links between old and new, art and recreation, audience and architect. Vienna is one of the few European metropoli to have achieved harmony between ancient and modern in its cityscape.The MuseumsQuartier launches an extra summer programme for the young and trendy visitors between May and September.
  • Wiener Staatsoper (State Opera) - 0.6 mile(s) / 1.0 km

    The Vienna State Opera is one of the great opera houses of the world. With such famous names attached to its history as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Bruno Walter, Clemens Kraus and Karl Boehm, there can be little wonder that it is so revered. Since the war Karajan, Maazel, Abbado and, since 2002, Seiji Ozawa have all had periods (however turbulent) as music director.Boasting the longest continuous performing tradition in the German-speaking world, the Vienna State Opera (Staatsoper Wien) can trace its history back to the early years of the 18th century, under the patronage of Emperor Leopold I, who not only ruled for 47 years, but was also a composer.In 1858 a competition was held to design a new theatre close to the old one when the city was extended. The winners were Eduard van der Nüll and August Sicard von Sicardsburg, but such was the public debate and pressure over it that it led to the early deaths of both architects (one through suicide) before the official opening on 25 May 1869.The State Opera was a late victim of the bombing during the Second World War, on 12 March 1945. However, the complete façade of the building was carefully restored, and the opera house reopened on 5 November 1955.Of course, an Opera House is only as good as the music-making that graces its stage, and the Vienna State Opera has an enviable reputation, with what is in effect the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the pit for every performance (the Vienna Philharmonic is made up of players from the Vienna State Opera). The company's policy is to offer a varied repertoire, both ballet and opera "in rep" with short runs, including traditional performances on specific days, such as Wagner's Parsifal every Good Friday.When:DailyWhere:Vienna Staatsoper, Vienna, AustriaOpening Hours:Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat & Sun 9am-12pm; first Sat of the month 9am-5pm (box office)
  • Belvedere Gallery
    Prince Eugene of Savoy's 18th-century summer palace is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, surrounded by formal gardens. Now the Belvedere Gallery, it is crammed with art treasures dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.The peerless collection includes Secessionist paintings by Klimt, the next generation's paintings by Schiele and Kokoschka, an impressive selection of 19th-century Biedermeyer art and furniture and works by French Impressionists including Monet and Renoir. Divided into two sections, the Upper Belvedere (designed for formal receptions) houses the 19th and 20th-century collections while the Lower Belvedere (Prince Eugene's personal quarters) steps back in time to exhibit Medieval art and paintings and sculpture from the Baroque period.When:Daily; not MonWhere:Osterreichische Galeries Belvedere, Vienna, AustriaOpening Hours:Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
  • Schoenbrunn Palace and Marionette Theatre
    Schoenbrunn Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) was built as a grand summer retreat in the style of Versailles for the Hapsburg rulers. A rococo giant of a palace, it boasts formal Baroque gardens, a palm house, a maze, a zoo and an Orangery that hosts evening concerts. Explore the park to find (fake) Roman ruins and the Gloriette Terrace, which has panoramic views over the Palace and Gardens.Meaning "beautiful spring", Schoenbrunn was built by Leopold I when the threat of Turkish invasion had receded following the siege of 1683. Redeveloped substantially by Empress Maria Theresia to accommodate her 16 children(!), she added another floor to two of the wings.It was also in Schoenbrunn that the Austro-Hungarian empire came to an end in November 1918 when Karl I signed away his power in the Blue Chinese Salon. During the Second World War, the palace was first the Russian HQ and then the British HQ before being signed back to the Austrians in 1947. The Imperial Tour of the palace interior takes you through 22 rooms, while the Grand Tour offers 40 rooms. Bring swimming things in summer for a dip in the adjacent Olympic-sized pool, the Schoenbrunner Bad. A magical experience also awaits the visitor at the Marionette Theatre in the stables.Two puppeteers, Mr and Mrs Hierzer, have trained for over ten years to perform Mozart's Magic Flute and other well-known operas and a changing programme of childrens' shows. In their skilled hands, the marionettes give passionate and moving performances, guaranteed to be appreciated by all ages. The theatre's website has all the performance details and times - they perform most days, so do check and book in advance during the busy summer months.When:DailyWhere:Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna, AustriaCost:€2-€10, depending on which part is visitedOpening Hours:Park: 6am-dusk; Palace 9am-5pm (6pm in summer)
  • Liechtenstein Museum - Nearby, 3 blocks Away
  • Museum of National History - Nearby, 0.5 Miles Away
  • Museum of Applied Art - Nearby, 0.5 Miles Away
  • Mozarthaus Vienna - Nearby, 0.5 Miles Away



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