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8 Jan 2017

Park Hyatt Vienna

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna

So, how is 2017 going for you all thus far? My posts right now are a little bit all over the place, as tends to happen when holidays and family-time coincide with posts you are still editing from a trip taken a month ago and collaborative work that you have to have up by a certain date. So please bear with me as I jump back a little to our Vienna trip taken just before Christmas.

Jarv surprised me with this trip for our 5 year anniversary - I knew he'd booked something months ago but he wouldn't breathe a word to me about where it was, grinning devilishly (practically rubbing his hands in fiendish glee at my exasperation) whenever I'd ask. I used to live in Austria but haven't been back to visit in at least 13 years, though I'll take any opportunity to babble about my love for leberkäse, Almdudler and my childhood summers spent in Spittal.

We were staying at the Park Hyatt, located conveniently in Am Hof, right on the doorstep of one of Vienna's many festive Christmas markets.

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna

The hotel is housed in a hundred year old former bank building, remnants of its previous life clearly evident throughout the decor and architecture. Our suite, whilst traditional in much of the furniture, had some fantastic modern touches; responsive buttons for heating, lighting, curtains and even for running the bath, as well as mirrors in both the living room and bedroom that slid aside to reveal flat screen TVs. We were welcomed with a fruit bowl and bottle of red. A while later, an entire trolley was wheeled in, carrying various cheeses and dried fruit to snack on (the Diamond amenity we chose instead of points).

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna

One of my favourite aspects of the suite: the bathroom. With two separate sink areas, the most divine, grapefruit scented lotions & washes and an incredible, marble-walled bathtub, I spent no small amount of time in there pampering myself.

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna

Breakfast took place daily in The Bank Brasserie, a sophisticated, high-ceilinged room clad with marble, brass and adorned at this time of year with elegant festive decorations. Truffle-laden scrambled eggs, fresh fruit aplenty, all manner of pastries and bread and even my beloved leberkäse were on offer, plus the smoothest Earl Grey, so good I didn't even bother to add milk. Here, service was a little disappointing at times, from rushed waitstaff who forgot to bring cutlery & coffees and failed to clear tables even when plates were piling up, to a brusque, unsmiling manager. Still, the atmosphere and food made up for what some of the staff were lacking.

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna bar

The pool is a spectacle - set in an old bank vault, it glows with a quiet, inviting warmth. That is, until you dip a toe into the very cold water. I didn't need any more encouragement than that to head to the steam room instead. 

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna pool
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Park Hyatt, Vienna pool

Would I go back? Absolutely.

24 comments :

  1. Congrats on your anniversary! What a lovely surprise trip. This hotel looks do luxe & the decor is just beautiful. Shame about the service though!

    T x

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    1. Thank you, love! Yeah it's always a let down when occasionally service isn't great, but at least everything else was fab :)

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  2. Wow! What a gorgeous hotel! Love the culture and atmosphere of Vienna!

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    1. Me too, it's such a stunning city, isn't it?

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  3. This place looks amazing! It's been a few years since I have traveled to Vienna. After seeing this, I think I should be planning a trip to go back very soon!

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    1. I think you should! It's such a beautiful city with so much culture, I wish I'd gone back sooner myself.

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  4. What a nice place! We looked into the Park Hyatt for our trip to Vienna a couple years ago but ultimately ended up going with a different one. I'd definitely reconsider next time!

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    1. Ooh definitely do, it's beautiful and in such a convenient location too, plus the concierge actually had some great recommendations on things to do.

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  5. Love this post! Vienna is on my bucket list and this looks like a great place to stay - always love using Hyatt for my meetings. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hope you get to tick it off your list soon, then!

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  6. Wow what a beautiful hotel, its just lovely. I would like to stay there, has the look and feel of a palace! Thanks for sharing

    Valerie

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    1. I couldn't get enough of the bank features, it's a truly stunning building.

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  7. This place looks absolutely amazing!! I would love to stay here!!

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  8. Looks really great! I would love to see Vienna someday :)

    xx nicole
    www.nicoleparise.com

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    1. It's definitely a city to add to your list, so beautiful.

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  9. Ohhhh you look so hot in that bathroom! Jarv is the best!!!
    Kira
    Kira Is Wearing
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    1. Hahah thanks babe! He's not bad, is he :P

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  10. Oh the Park Hyatt in Vienna looks amazing! I visit Vienna at least once a year and will have to stop in a see this hotel in person my next time in the city! I usually stay at my flat but would love to stay here! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful hotel in Vienna!

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    1. Ooh you do? Lucky you! Yes absolutely - they have a gorgeous bar too.

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  11. Wow, wow, wow...Park Hyatt needs to be on my wanderlust list. I've been to Salzburg, but never Vienna! It looks SO beautiful. Now I want to find you on Instagram to follow your travel adventures...gorgeous photos!

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    1. Haha thank you, Jessica. Vienna is a dream, I highly recommend a visit next time you have the chance!

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  12. What an amazing hotel! This looks so beautiful! I am trying to not be jealous! Rest and relaxation in luxury!
    xo Debbie | www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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    1. Yes, it really is! Wouldn't have minded staying longer haha ;)

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