Purity and vibrancy characterize every corner of this contemporary hotel. Embrace Jean Nouvel’s simple design concept paired with an assortment of visual art installations, and enjoy a stay that transcends typical Viennese lodging.
Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is a tour de force designed by world-renowned architect Jean Nouvel. The collaborative effort behind the interior of the hotel resembles that of the Austrian Secession Movement. Similar to the famous group of artists that sought to combine the separated arts to forge a new genre, Nouvel worked with several other artists to achieve a truly unique, avant-garde hotel. For example, Pipilotti Rist, the Swiss video artist, contributed brilliant LED ceilings and kaleidoscopic mirrors that are spread about the space to contrast with the minimalism of Nouvel’s architecture. In addition to a fascinating contemporary art experience, guests enjoy amazing views of the city, luxury rooms, and amazing food at the rooftop restaurant. When you arrive, a speedy but attentive check-in with Sofitel’s friendly staff will welcome you to the hotel. Four elements inspire the minimalist theme of the hotel’s 182 rooms: black, white, reflection, and transparency. Each room and suite is tinted completely white, black, or gray. The precise lines, visible on the windows and walls, smartly organize the room and optimize space. The muted interior of each guest room enhances the energy of the city just outside your window.
Views of St. Stephen’s cathedral, the Danube canal, or the giant Ferris Wheel provide living architectural works of art for your quarters. Rooms are equipped with Bose Wave music players, Nespresso coffee machines, heated floors, rainforest shower heads, Hermes bath products, flat screen televisions, and a mini fridge stocked with sparkling and still water.
Visit the 18th floor when it is time to eat. Opt for a chef’s tasting menu, or sample dishes like Brittany Blue Lobster, Roasted Halibut, or Viennese style Veal Sweetbreads.