The United Nations Suite at the Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna - Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna in the City Centre of Vienna

The United

Nations Suite

Connecting people.

 

Our regular guests called the former Suite Privée #73 our inofficial presidential suite. With 110m2 and 2 separate bedrooms, at least two presidents could have spent the night there. After 4 months of construction and redesigning, its brass sign identifying it as the "Suite Privée" has been taken down.

 

And newly baptized as “United Nations Suite”. Our inspiration? John Lennon, Le Corbusier, Roland Rainer. But also Donald Trump, Erdogan, Putin, Orban and the Brexit. 

 

 

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The idea

 

A multi-cultural hub and former heart of an empire, Vienna is a city known to  build bridges in diplomatic matters, hosting one of four headquarters of the UN, the United Nations. 

 

We at the Altstadt Vienna similarly encourage an open, tolerant and multilateral society. Especially in times when contrary beliefs, such as protectionism, populism and nationalism are on the rise. The United Nations Suite portrays our mindset. 

 

For the concept of the United Nations Suite, we thought of John Lennon, Le Corbusier, as mastermind behind the UN headquarter in New York City and Roland Rainer, being the jury chairman of the architectural committee for the UNO City in Vienna. And we got help from the architect who loves the old: Roland Nemetz, from Plan B Architects.

 

 

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Design

 

The suite shall reflect the United Nations core ideas of tolerance and equality in dignity and rights. The internationality of the organization is underlined by the strong color composition between green, orange and wood shades of brown.

Suite XXL - United Nations Suite - Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna

Design

 

After celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus style in 2019, the UN Suite represents somehow a bridge between the 1920s and today.

However, the design focus is certainly to be found in the 1950s to 1960s. From 1951, the opening of UN headquarters in New York, to the end of the 1960s, when Vienna was appointed as a permanent location of the United Nations Organization.

 

The style of the suite has been strongly influenced by major protagonists of this defining era: Le Corbusier, a significant actor of the Bauhaus style, as mastermind behind the design of the UN headquarters in New York. Arne Jacobsen and Ray and Charles Eames as pioneers and icons of product design.  

 

Not to forget Marcel Breuer, Max Auböck and Roland Rainer as German-speaking representatives of the visual arts. The latter, as jury chairman, was jointly responsible for the selection of the architectural winning project of the United Nation complex in Vienna.  

 

By the way: The UN Suite has its own bar with wiskeys from all around the world.

Imagine

 

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You, you may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You, you may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will live as one

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