The complex, originally planned by architect Hans Prutscher and completed in 1914, reaches from Elisabethstrasse to Friedrichstrasse and Karlsplatz. It is now completely renovated, its original charm has been preserved.
Behind the facade of the listed building, the Motel One Wien-Staatsoper offers a re-interpretation of the classic Viennese style, its design was largely influenced by the neighboring state opera. The lounge features lamps in the shape of ballet tutus, turquoise Egg chairs with velvet upholstery, and B&B Italia leather chairs – all framed by impressions from ballet performances and concerts playing on LED screens behind the bar. The hotel’s elegance is underlined by rustic oak parquets, well-restored opulent stucco, a radiant Lobmeyr chandelier, and golden design elements. The breakfast buffet can be enjoyed on the famous, classic Vienna Thonet coffee-house chairs. The outdoor lounge in the interior courtyard is a small, green oasis in the heart of the city.
The rooms are a modern interpretation of the imperial charm of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, with turquoise velvet curtains and pillows, precious wall-paper and cushioned bed heads.