11 Aug 2022 By May Ng


New hotel pays homage to the Austrian capital’s imperial history while offering a modern approach to ultra-luxury hospitality in Vienna.

Rosewood Vienna opens today, August 1, making its debut as the fifth European property in the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® portfolio and the brand’s first in the German-speaking market.  Located at Petersplatz, one of the city’s most famous squares, the hotel is steps from the celebrated Graben, Kohlmarkt, and Tuchlauben pedestrian streets, renowned for luxury shops and restaurants, and close to many of the Vienna’s cultural and historical sites. The property joins an esteemed collection of Rosewood European properties that includes Rosewood London, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris and Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid.

Rosewood Vienna occupies the former headquarters of the eminent financial institution, Erste Group Bank AG. The 19th-century landmark comprised buildings of historic pedigree including the apartment in which Mozart lived and wrote The Abduction from the Seraglio. Today, the bank has been transformed into a hotel of singular luxury with 71 spacious guestrooms and 28 suites. A brasserie on the sixth floor and rooftop bar offer sweeping views of Vienna’s Old Town. The property is home to Asaya Spa for integrated well-being, that will incorporate therapies and spa treatments inspired by Austria’s wellness traditions beginning in September 2022. Rosewood’s distinguished style of service and signature A Sense of Place® philosophy characterize the property with the timeless grace, elegance, and imperial élan that define Vienna as a destination of choice for new and established Rosewood guests.