Learn more about our philosophy, our history and what's new at the Altstadt Vienna.
In 1991, owner Otto E. Wiesenthal, who had previously been employed as a manager in the computer-, banking- and automobile sectors, found the perfect property to fulfill his longcherished dream. As a passionate art collector, he opened a hotel that is both a comfortable place to reside and a gallery all in one. In 2021, the boutique hotel celebrated its 30-year anniversary. Now as before, this historical building, in which guests and Viennese live door-by-door, is rich in character with a casual atmosphere.
It is the people who make Hotel Altstadt Vienna what it is: a refreshing place of Viennese lifestyle. Our radiant employees are free to be who they are. They are hosts with passion. With character. With heart and soul.
All 62 rooms, suites and apartments are individually designed, and spread out on five floors. Designer furniture, light installations, paintings and a love for detail give each its special flavor. Each one of the many Altstadt accomodations is unique unto itself, each piece, chandelier and winged door evoking memories of the long history of this patrician house, where artists, designers and architects reinterpret the Viennese take on life and the art of hospitality.
Besides the South Tyrolean star architect and designer Matteo Thun, the Viennese designer duo POLKA, the Styrian fashion designer Lena Hoschek, Andi Lackner, Lilli Hollein or Dietrich/Untertrifaller, also actor and regular guest Tobias Moretti recently designed a room at the Altstadt Vienna. In addition to the brand new "Moretti Room", the following suites have been recently redesigned:
With the salons located on the Belle Etage, Hotel Altstadt Vienna has created a public space in the middle of the city where guests can retreat and feel as if they are in their own living room. Recently, even with an outdoor fresh-air extension:
The Altstadt Vienna was originally constructed in 1902 as an apartment building and is located in an area known as the Spittelberg, in Vienna's seventh district. Thanks to many small boutiques and shops, this artists' quarter has become increasingly popular in recent years. Within a five-minute walk, you can reach the Museumsquartier. The boutique hotel is also close to the Ringstrasse and only a ten-minute walk from the former imperial residence Hofburg. Thus, it proves to be an optimal starting point for excursions to the historic center of Vienna or to Mariahilferstrasse, the city's longest shopping street.