Hotel & History
We see this both in the reception areas on the ground floor of the hotel, as well as in our particularly spacious guest rooms. The architectural breadth of our family-run 3-star establishment is in perfect keeping with the loving, stylish decor and amenities of our hotel.
If we look back over the history of Vienna, we see that the Matzleinsdorferplatz has long served as an important, if not the most important city hub between downtown Vienna and its southern outskirts. Even back in Roman times, the Wiedner Hauptstrasse, which connects the hotel in just a 20-minute walk with the historic Old City, was an important road for legions traveling between Rome and Vindobona, the Roman settlement that was the origin of the city we know today.
One of the oldest suburbs of Vienna, Matzleinsdorf was first chronicled in the year 1136, with today’s hotel standing in the precise location of what was then the center of town.
This strategic location is reflected to this day in a fascinating, dynamic urbanism, which the interested eye will easily recognize on the Matzleinsdorferplatz: reflected at this dynamic intersection between old and new is Vienna’s continual impulse towards growth, development and post-modern urban planning, including ongoing construction of Vienna’s new main railway station only two stops away from the hotel via the commuter rail system.
Not completely independently of this dynamic urbanism, at the beginning of the 20th century Vienna’s 5th “Margareten” district developed into an architecturally, as well as socially progressive, classic Viennese workers’ quarter, the epitome of what was known as “Red Vienna”. Not without reason does the so-called “Ringstrasse of the Proletariat” begin close to the hotel with the Margaretengürtel, which is comprised of a series of monumental city-owned buildings from that era. Such examples as Vienna’s first classic communal building, the Metzleinstalerhof and the typical Reumannhof attest to the extraordinary social projects of Red Vienna between the two World Wars, conceived true to the motto “Light, air and sun” – with their sunny inner courtyards and green spaces – by such famous architects as Otto Wagner and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky.