25 things


People need rooms, that inspire them. And such that tell stories, just like themselves.

On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we did a portrait of 25 things in the hotel, that influence the Altstadt-experience and make it what it is. A refuge of the Viennese attitude towards life, a place of joy and happiness.

Unsettling Idyll


How do you turn the bare entranceway of an apartment building into the calling card for the hotel of an art lover?

In cooperation with Helmuts Art Club, young Austrian artist Alex Ruthner and Russian artists' collective ZUK CLUB were commissioned to design the walls.

They created a reception area which prepares arriving guests marvelously for the "Altstadt Experience". Idyllic. At second glance, unsettling. In reference to the Red Salon, simultaneously flowery, historical and forward-looking.

Read more about the art at the Hotel Altstadt.