Continuing its mega-renovations of its Luxury Collection Hotels (to the current tune of $580 million total), Starwood is at it again, this time with the Hotel Imperial in Vienna. We hear that the historic hotel is fresh off a year-long, $14 million overhaul that resorted the hotel's lobby, signature restaurant, bar, Imperial Cafe and Imperial Torte shop.
According to Luxury Daily, interior designer Alex Kravetz and the Bundesdenkmalamt, Austria's Federal Office for the Care of Monuments, oversaw the restoration.
Keeping the hotel's heritage in mind, a passage connecting the hotel to the Musikverein has been remodeled and enlarged. The hotel's grand entryway, THe Path of History, has been lined with archived photos of the hotel's most important guests.
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