Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel

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Imagine descending the Royal Staircase from your butler-served suite to dine under the chandeliers in one of Vienna’s best restaurants... that’s the experience that awaits at this Luxury Collection Hotel.

Why you'll love it here

  • Discover history, tradition, luxury and romance in a hotel that defines its destination
  • Stay in what was built as the private residence for the Prince of Württemberg in 1863
  • Soak up the regal charm of the hotel that features a royal staircase and decorated in beautiful chandeliers
  • Walk to the main historical sites and luxury shops straight from the hotel’s front door

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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Experience authentic Austria with a stay at this historic, opulent Luxury Collection Hotel set in the heart of Vienna.

With the largest suite collection in the city (59 in total, including two iconic butler-served Royal Suites) this elegant hotel is all silk walls, crystal chandeliers and marble bathrooms. Next door to the great golden halls of the Musikverein, home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Hotel Imperial is one of the most distinguished of Vienna’s luxury hotels.

Built as a town residence for royalty in 1863 and converted into a hotel for the 1873 Vienna World's Fair, it is something of an institution. Directly on the city’s main Ringboulevard, it’s surrounded by luxury shops and museums, including the largest museum for modern art in Central Europe.

The 138 bedrooms are lavish, with sumptuous furnishings, original paintings, antiques and valuable art treasures, all served by a dedicated team available 24/7. Within the hotel are the legendary Café Imperial Wien and fine-dining Restaurant OPUS, both exceptional backdrops for taking your meals at the hotel. Be sure to make time for the famous afternoon tea, and visit the Imperial Torte Boutique to take home a classic sweet souvenir from your visit to Vienna.

Experiences not to miss nearby include visits to some of the 100 museums and palaces in and around the Austrian capital; a trip to see a performance at the legendary Spanish Riding School; a private State Opera tour; wandering the Christmas and New Year’s markets in November and December; and tickets to a ball in January and February (the hotel can arrange waltz lessons before you go!).

There is huge variety among the 138 Rooms at this elegant Vienna hotel, including 59 Suites which include butler service. All accommodation is decorated lavishly to fit with the tone and style of this regal hotel, with plush upholstery, original artworks and large marble bathrooms. Rooms and suites have access to 24-hour in-room dining, and for families there are some rooms which can sleep three, with connecting options available. For the ultimate Vienna stay take a look at the Royal Suites which were once the private apartments of the palace’s owner Prince Phillipp of Wuerttemberg.

Classic Rooms

Classic Rooms

The hotel has 39 rooms in this category. With a size up to 30m² they are cosy yet sophisticated, available with either one king-size bed or twin beds. The luxurious marble bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower, Byredo amenities and bathrobe and slippers.
Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Rooms

The 40 Deluxe Rooms have king-size beds and additional space, with a comfy sofa or settee; a large marble bathroom; hot drink-making facilities; and the amenities afforded to all guests, including free WiFi, air con and an evening turndown service.
Imperial Junior Suites

Imperial Junior Suites

Available with either king or twin beds, these 24 suites have the addition of a balcony (some with views of the Boulevard), a large, light-filled living and sleeping area, and a marble bathroom. These suites have the classic decor of the hotel, including chandeliers and precious antiques.
Executive Junior Suites

Executive Junior Suites

With city views on a high floor of the hotel the four loft-like Executive Junior Suites have: a balcony, 55m² of light-filled space, a king-size bed and a large marble bathroom.
Maisonette Suites

Maisonette Suites

These three elegant suites on the top floor of the hotel are set over two floors with a king-size bedroom and marble bathroom on the duplex floor, with a wooden staircase leading down to the cosy living area with its balcony boasting city views.
Sisi Suites

Sisi Suites

This large suite has separate living and bedrooms, adorned with valuable oil paintings, polished mirror glass, original crystal chandeliers and elegant seating. There are 17 of the Sisi Suites at the Hotel Imperial, with connecting options available.
Elisabeth Suites

Elisabeth Suites

There are six of these palatial suites at the property named after the famous Austrian monarch, with all the opulence you would expect from a former royal residence. Extras included with a stay at this suite include: a fruit basket and flowers, a daily ironing service and an Imperial Torte.
Imperial Suites

Imperial Suites

Just three of these exclusive suites are an indulgent retreat in the centre of Vienna. With city views, they boast extra luxuries including butler service, an Imperial Torte, bottle of champagne, free mini-bar and breakfast in your suite. These suites are 80m² and decorated in regal style.
Royal Suites

Royal Suites

Stay in these unsurpassed and unique suites, of which there are only two, measuring a huge 150m² each. City views are enjoyed from the large windows; a butler sees to your every whim; a huge state room can be used to mark a special celebration; and all manner of luxuries, including champagne and an Imperial Torte, will be waiting for you on arrival.
  • Accessible accommodation
  • Gym/fitness centre
  • Interconnecting rooms

In-keeping with the wider hotel, the dining at Hotel Imperial is elegant and refined. From exquisite afternoon teas to gourmet tasting menus, the hotel celebrates the best of Austrian traditions – pared of course with locally-grown wines. As the birthplace of the very first Imperial Torte, this sweet Viennese treat is kept alive at the hotel, where it can be enjoyed at the Cafe Imperial, or taken home to gift. Created to mark the opening of the Hotel Imperial and in honour of Emperor Franz Josef I, the secret recipe of the square cake has been delighting those who taste it for more than 150 years.

Café Imperial Wien

Café Imperial Wien

The coffee house tradition is part of life in Vienna, seen as a place of comfort and conviviality outside of your own home. With that in mind the Cafe Imperial Wien is filled with Austrian atmosphere all day long, from the lavish breakfast buffet that starts the day, to afternoon tea served with Viennese specialties and speciality coffees alongside homemade Imperial Torte, then an evening meal of Viennese schnitzel or ox goulash; all served in an elegant, regal space.

Restaurant OPUS

Restaurant OPUS

One of Vienna’s best gourmet restaurants, OPUS is an award-winning dining destination where modern menus inspired by Austrian cuisine are served in a traditional setting and complemented by a selection of fine wines. Small, light dishes look like works of art and are served tasting menu-style and paired with wine. A focus on sustainability means many of the ingredients are sourced locally.

Imperial Bar

Imperial Bar

Take a seat in the Imperial Bar under 7,746 crystals that make up the stunning ceiling chandelier. A drink at this iconic bar is a ‘must-do’ whether you’re staying at the hotel or not. Regularly hosting jazz nights, it has an atmosphere that celebrates its storied past, with comfort and cosiness alongside refined, modern luxuries. From the vintage champagne and KISS cocktail dusted with 23 carat gold, to the Austrian caviar and petits fours; this is a place to indulge.

Discover Vienna

Superbly placed for exploring this stunning city, many of Vienna’s best attractions are within walking distance, including: the Musikverein concert hall, the Vienna State Opera, St Stephen’s Cathedral Belvedere Palace, the Fine Arts and Natural History Museums and the Museumsquartier. There are plenty of boutiques close to the Hotel Imperial, with the Goldenes Quartier luxury shopping area just 1.5km away.

Outside of the city there are vineyards to visit on a wine tasting tour. Or ask the hotel concierge about transfers to the stunning Viennese Woods for a contrasting experience to that in the capital.

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