New Hotels in Vienna, Austria: Say Hello to Sans Souci

Hotel Sans Souci, Vienna, Austria

The Austrian capital is witnessing a flurry of new hotel openings. We’ve been keeping tabs on the Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, slated for this summer, and the Park Hyatt Vienna, set to debut in 2013 along with the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna. Recently another new luxury hotel crossed our radar: a boutique property just opposite the MuseumsQuartier called Hotel Sans Souci. What’s particularly noteworthy about it is the design team behind it. The Yoo Design Studio-- along with its individual celebrity designers Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger, Anouska Hempel and Kelly Hoppen—is responsible for some cool projects around the world. (Think Jia Hotel Hong Kong and the Baglioni Marrakech.)

A short walk from the Imperial Palace, a historic Viennese townhouse is being converted into a three-floor hotel with 62 rooms, a restaurant, a spa, and a gym... Pilates studio and indoor pool included. The design scheme varies by room, a mix of antiques and classic modernist pieces, including some original designer furniture by Charles Eames, as well as Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair and Swan Chair. The Hotel Sans Souci—meaning “without a care” in French—will open in late 2012.

For more information, visit www.hotel-sanssouci.at. Artistic renderings of the Hotel Sans Souci can be found on Yoo Design Studio’s website: www.yoo.com.

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