Music lovers headed to Salzburg just got a new option: the newly refurbished Goldgasse Hotel, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is now open in the city's festival district.
Housed in a 700-year-old building, the newly refurbished 16-room hotel and restaurant is inspired by Salzburg's musical heritage. In Salzburg's historic quarter, the property is within walking distance of beautiful squares, gardens, festival halls, Salzburg Cathedral, the Hohensalzburg Fortress and Mozart's birthplace.
The hotel is designed to evoke the feel of a private residence, with a welcome by the concierge replacing a traditional hotel lobby. The concierge acts as a single point of contact for all guest requests, ranging from in-room breakfast to private museum visits.
The 13th century building, used by coppersmiths from 1573 and later converted into a hotel, has undergone a restoration that takes its cues from the Salzburg Festival. Many historical features have been uncovered and left intact, including frescoes, original timber, stucco and old stone floors.
Traditional materials such as Salzburg oak, porcelain tiles and glass have been revisited and complimented with lively colour accents.
Named after a different Opera, each of the spacious 16 guestrooms and suites offer a contemporary interpretation of a tenor’s home, with oversized wardrobes and walls used as a canvas to depict some of the most representative Operas of the Salzburg Festival.
VIPs may want to request the Jedermann suite, which has views of Salzburg's cityscape from a private roof terrace.
All guestrooms and suites have marble bathrooms with rain and massage showers, a SMEG fridge with complimentary welcome snacks and drinks, organic, handmade bathroom amenities by local brand Maria Pieper, an espresso machine and organic tea selection, free wireless Internet, and a flatscreen TV loaded with movies, including The Sound of Music.
Seasonal, regional specialities, varying from deep fried chicken to the famous Salzburger Nockerl dessert, are served throughout the day, along with a selection of wines from the best wine producing regions in Austria.