Kaerntner Ring 1 1015 Vienna − Austria
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HOTEL BRISTOL, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, VIENNA
Composed Viennese Flair since 1892, the Luxury Hotel Bristol, Vienna is located right next to the Vienna State Opera and has been an inspiring meeting point for Vienna's cultural and business life for more than 120 years. Opened in 1892, the hotel still serves as a living example of Viennese charm and is famous for its personalised service. Let the Luxury Collection Concierges be your guides to Vienna. They will gladly give you valued tips of places for inspirational encounters and experiences.
A HISTORIC LUXURY HOTEL IN VIENNA
ANECDOTES OF THE HOTEL BRISTOL VIENNA
The Hotel Bristol opened in 1892 - at a building on the other side of the block. But the hotel soon extended "to grow into" today's corner. Between 1916 and 1945, the Hotel Bristol was so large that it stretched the entire front of Kärntner Ring 1-7. During that time the hotel still boasted the Grill Room, a Titanic-style dining room. Neither the room nor the ship exists any longer. With its prominent address Kärntner Ring 1 today, the Hotel Bristol is the hotel next to the Vienna State Opera, with 150 rooms and suites.
The hotel was named after the British town Bristol. In Vienna it was disproved for the first time that the Bristol had been named after the fourth Earl of Bristol. The Earl lived some 100 years before the opening of Europe's Bristol Hotels (Rome 1870, Warsaw 1901, Oslo 1920, Paris 1925 and some 50 more), his emblem was totally different from that of the town in Suffolk which has nothing to do with the Earl.
Bristol's emblem depicts a castle and a ship. Bristol, after all, was the town from where many expeditions put out to sea. The original unicorns were displaced by lions in 1923. Later, in 1932 and 1975, the unicorns appeared again. Today, the emblem bears the lions once again. The motto Virtute et Industria, virtue and industriousness, can be read above our hotel's entrance door; it is, in fact, the same motto that decorates the emblem of the town Bristol in England.
THE HOTEL NEXT TO THE STATE OPERA
From a socio-demographic point of view, the Bristol's guest list includes a highly interesting mix of famous figures only to be found at a hotel of world class. In 1894, Russian composer and pianist Anton Rubinstein opened the guest book. But among the some 500 entries in the first guest book you also find illustrious names such as US President Theodore Roosevelt, crowned heads like the Spanish and English King, opera stars like Nellie Melba or Enrico Caruso, composers like Mascagni or George Gershwin, the major representatives of the European higher nobility and well-known personalities from the worlds of industry, art and politics. At the Bristol, the writer Felix Salten negotiated the contract that made his novel Bambi a world bestseller - and finally a Walt Disney movie. The list is endless and right now, while we talk about this, some new celebrities make their entries in the book.
THE GATHERING PLACE IN VIENNA
Former US President Theodore Roosevelt resided at the Hotel Bristol in Vienna´s city center in 1910. From the hotel he was driven to the audience with Emperor Francis Joseph I. At the Bristol he met the first woman awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize (1905), the resolute Bertha von Suttner. Six years before, she had visited him at the White House, where he told her about his mission to make peace between Japan and England. In 1906, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for that - as the first US American. But Roosevelt had ridiculed Suttner's peace organization in the press, which led to a lively debate between them.
President Sukarno, who came to Vienna for consulting famous physician Professor Fellinger, celebrated his birthday at the Hotel Bristol in 1963.
WHO IS WHO OF A PAST ERA
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) fled the Russian Revolution in 1918 to settle down in the United States. In 1926 he came to Vienna and lived at the Hotel Bristol in Vienna's city center. As ten years later he visited the hotel again, he must have been satisfied.
Vladimir Horowitz (1904-1998), a pianist from Russian Kiev, married Wanda Toscanini, the daughter of another regular at the Hotel Bristol, Arturo Toscanini. The two musicians and Richard Strauss entered their names in the guestbook on the same day.
Star tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) lived at the Hotel Bristol in 1907. He resided at a suite of four rooms in the "old" Hotel Bristol, the house Kärntner Ring 7. Although he was a singer of world-renown, critics judged his performance at the Vienna State Opera as rather disappointing. Truly Viennese patriots, they favored the Austrian tenor Leo Slezak.
HISTORICA AND OUTSTANDING FEATURES INSIDE THE HOTEL BRISTOL
The grandfather clock next to the reception is an ancient antique of the hotel. Almost 10 feet high and made of mahogany, it boasts moon phases, a calendar and a circle of planets. Dating back to the mid-18th century, the clock displays Dutch inscriptions. The winged statue bearing an old man's beard lifts an hour glass up into the air - an allegory of time.
The oval lobby has the same style as the charming banquet salons on the mezzanine floor and the basement. It extends into one of the oldest American bars in Vienna - a popular urban oasis for Viennese and international clients alike.
The Mezzanine floor was a common architectonic feature of 1900 Vienna to bypass building regulations. Thus, there were only few floors on the paper but the height of the building was increased by intermediate floors such as basement, raised ground and mezzanine floor. That's how people avoided the constraints associated with additional floors.
The hotel's Mezzanine floor boasts the painting by Hans Stalzer (1910) symbolizing the turn-of-the-century upper-class society while having supper. It also shows the original owner Wolf and an illustrious party, among them Archduke Salvator, Baron and Baroness Bornemisza and other celebrities of the Austro-Hungarian Danube Monarchy.
Next to the charming elevator with a small seat, the staircase is a beautiful example for the time in between fin de siècle (turn of the century) and art deco. The dent in the brass railing between first and mezzanine floor apparently stems from a soldier's rifle-butt; after the Second World War the Hotel Bristol had been the US headquarters (the Hotel Imperial served as Russian headquarters instead).
From the 5th floor onwards the staircase is freely floating in an artistic way - it was transformed during the 1986 construction works in order to preserve the art nouveau mirrors.
In 1935, Edward VIII, Prince of Wales visited Vienna for the first time and lived at the Hotel Bristol. Every morning, a bellboy was instructed to bring him a carnation for his buttonhole.
Later, he came back as King of England and, following his wedding with the divorced American Wallis Simpson, he came as Duke of Windsor. An ad in the paper urged the Viennese to leave the couple alone.
The "Neue Freie Presse daily" wrote: "It is an absolute imperative to leave the Prince unmolested, to only treat him as distinctive foreigner, to absolutely refrain from staring at him or pursuing him!" But it could not be avoided that throngs of people queued up at a phone booth in front of the Hotel Bristol exactly at the time when the Duke's arrival was expected.
King Ibn Saud
Did you know King Ibn Saud, who, at the time was treated in Professor Fellinger's clinic, was so impressed with the Hotel Bristol's interieurs that without further ado, had the clinic decorated with pieces of furniture from the hotel to brighten up the bleak hospital environment?
Below you can see the different room types we have to offer, if you mark the ones you like we will be happy to send you a quotation for the dates when you would like to come
Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Hotel Bristol. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate
Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Hotel Bristol. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate.
BRISTOL HOTEL NEXT TO THE OPERA VIENNA
WELCOME TO VIENNA
Where the Kaiser once ruled
The era of the Habsburg Monarchy has left its mark on the city. Discover the numerous palaces in the city and take a look into its royal history: Experience a wealth of sightseeing in Vienna and an authentic stay at Hotel Bristol. The unique location opposite the Vienna State Opera house and on the corner of Kärtnerstrasse in Vienna, makes the Hotel Bristol the perfect starting point for your tour of discovery. Vienna is a truly diverse city – full of culture and history – just like the Hotel Bristol which is steeped in tradition. Our Luxury Collection Concierge possesses a wide-ranging knowledge of the city’s secret treasures and will happily share them with you. Just have a word with him and start planning your city trip to Vienna!
FROM CULTURE TO ARCHITECTURE
Culture vultures are invited to visit the more than fifty theatres, opera houses and the hundreds of museums. In Vienna you will find all of the architectural styles. Just take a closer look: the Gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Baroque St. Charles's Church and the Art Nouveau Secession. A colourful alternative on an architectural sightseeing tour of Vienna is the artistic Hundertwasserhaus.
FROM MOZART TO MAHLER
Vienna is THE city of music. Ground-breaking composers of global acclaim, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Strauss and Gustav Mahler, have all spent time in the city. Combine a weekend in the city with a musical sightseeing tour of Vienna: Wiener Staatsoper, Volksoper or the Musikverein.
FROM LEISURE TO LUXURY
Visit a real landmark of Vienna, the giant big wheel in the Prater-park, and take in the leisurely atmosphere, which at one time accompanied the Kaiser while he hunted on the same grounds. Also experience the luxurious side of Vienna: The numerous Viennese coffee houses are the place to find both the local and international crowd as they enjoy a small espresso or a large mocha after shopping in at the Goldenes Quartier, Vienna's walk of luxury retailers.
DISCOVER THE HABSBURG METROPOLIS
The Upper Belvedere houses the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. At the heart of the displays of “art around 1900” is the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection. The glittering highlights are Klimt’s golden pictures KISS and JUDITH, and masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka. Prominent works by the French Impressionists and the outstanding collection of Viennese Biedermeier paintings are further attractions at the Upper Belvedere.
The Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum developed from the art collections of the House of Habsburg. Today it is one of the largest and most important of its kind in the world. The foundations of the collection were laid and its main emphases set in the 17th century: 16th-century Venetian painting, 17th-century Flemish painting, Early Netherlandish painting and German Renaissance painting. Among the other highlights in the Picture Gallery are its holdings of pictures by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, which are unique worldwide, as well as masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Caravaggio, Velázquez and Italian Baroque painters.
The Vienna State Opera
Since it's beginnings the Hotel Bristol was especially associated with the Opera House in its immediate vicinity. Therefore the Bristol has always been a Hot Spot for the high society in Vienna. How about a fine dinner at the Bristol Lounge and afterwards enjoy culture in the State Opera?
At Hotel Bristol Vienna meetings and conferences can be held in 6 modern, fully equipped banquet and meeting rooms for events from 14 to 180 guests on 430 m². Wireless and high-speed internet access are available in all of the hotel's meeting rooms. The ballroom can be opened up to host stylish meetings and seminars or special banquets.
The experienced event team will take care of the organization and execution of your conference or event at Hotel Bristol Vienna. Meetings and conferences will truly be surrounded by culinary energy: Especially adapted to high level seminars our food ensures a maximum productivity for all participants. Technology transfers, dance floors also be organized as individual decorations and menu cards. The in-house florist frames your event with matching flowers and our concierge is happy to be your cultural adviser.
Room Size 9m x 5.3m
Floor space 48m²
Ceiling Height 4.0m
Max. Capacity 40
Room Size 8m x 8m
Floor space 73m²
Ceiling Height 4.0m
Max. Capacity 68
Room Size 8.3m x 5.8m
Floor space 48m²
Ceiling Height 4.0m
Max. Capacity 40
Room Size 25.6m x 19.3m
Floor space 185m²
Ceiling Height 4.0m
Max. Capacity 180
Room Size 9.1m x 12.4m
Floor space 87m²
Ceiling Height 3.3m
Max. Capacity 70
Room Size 9m x 11.9m
Floor space 84m²
Ceiling Height 4.0m
Max. Capacity 70
Room Size 5m x 8m
Floor space 36m²
Ceiling Height 4.0m
Max. Capacity 30
Love, love, love is all you need...let us take care of the rest. Regardless of whether you plan to whisper “ I do” in a small group or if you would like to spend the most beautiful day of your life dancing at a wedding ball.
Please contact us at any time:
Tel: +43 1 515 16 – 6100
The Hotel Bristol offers the perfect setting for your very personal start to married life. Our team accompanies and assists you wherever and whenever you would appreciate our expertise. We offer everything from the wedding ceremony, celebration, banquet, to accommodation for you and your guests, right up to a suite for styling and wedding preparations for the bridal couple.
UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL EXCEPTIONAL
Our head chef will make sure that you and your guest are adequately culinarily spoilt on your special day. Be it an extra unusual wedding cake or special requests towards your first meal as a married couple. To give your wedding an extra touch of magic you may also choose from three different themes for your big day: Royal, Swinging Twenties or a Romantic Winter Wedding? Whatever you prefer! Our weddings team will go to extraordinary lengths to make the wedding of your dreams come true.
The Bristol Lounge restaurant offers its guests a contemporary fine dining experience in Vienna in historic Art Déco ambiance. The heart of the restaurant is its open fireplace, which, when combined with decent piano music creates a unique lounge atmosphere. Guests can dine almost around the clock.
Daily: 7:00 AM - 12:00 midnight
The Bristol Bar is the first American Bar in Vienna and welcomes smokers and non-smokers alike. Nicely set next to the State Opera it also convinces with sparkly fresh cocktails as well as fine spirits and wines.
Daily: 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
open all seasons...
As part of the Bristol Lounge, the gourmet restaurant in Vienna, our intimate Winter Garden in Art Deco style creates a memorable dining experience for our guests. The Winter Garden is open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and our professional Bristol team welcomes you with impeccable service.
The Winter Garden can also be booked for private dinners. Its intimate atmosphere combined with culinary highlights turns your private occasion into an unforgettable, unique experience.
Offering space for up to 20 persons, the Winter Garden can be booked in different set-ups.
Reservations: +43 1 515 16-553 or e-mail us email@example.com
Daily from 7.30 am to 11.00 am
€ 36 per person
Monday to Friday from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm
Changing 3 course menues for every taste
€ 24 per person
From November - April: Friday to Sunday from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm Assorted tea & coffee specialties with sandwiches and pastries.
€ 39 per person
Daily from 6.00 pm to 12.00 am Choose your favourite dish from typical Austrian to international.