There’s a new place to stay in the southern Austrian city of Graz, and it’s making waves because its unconventional rooftop perch. The Hotel Daniel—which has a sister hotel in Vienna that’s a champion of “Smart Luxury”—recently installed a five-star penthouse… with the help of a crane which hoisted the glass cube onto the roof.
The Austrian Times explains that “the managers at the Hotel Daniel were looking to have more to offer big spending customers in addition to the traditional room with a balcony.” The LoftCube, as it’s called, has walls of glass on each side, framing 360 degree views of the historic city and its UNESCO heritage sights of Schlossberg and Schloss Eggenberg.
Created by Berlin designer Werner Aisslinger, the LoftCube is equipped with a home cinema, an extra-large, custom-made bed, and a “Raindance shower” with plants to inspire a “jungle feeling.” Rates from 340 euros per night.
Hotel Daniel Graz, Europaplatz 1, 8020 Graz, Austria, Tel: +43 (0)316 711 080-0, www.hoteldaniel.com/en/graz.html