Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Travel & Design Inspiration from Vienna, the HOTEL SACHER



Hotel Sacher Vienna is one of the world's great luxury hotels in one of Europe's most culturally significant cities.  It is a city of musicians, artists, and architects.  Vienna, or Wien, is the capital and the largest city of Austria with a population of about 1.7 million.  The city's roots lie in the early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into a medieval and baroque city.  Beautiful.





Music is one of Vienna's legacies with musical prodigies including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schoenberg just to name a few.





There are a multitude of museums in Vienna including the Hofburg, which is the location of the Imperial Treasury holding the imperial jewels of the Habsburg dynasty (or Habsburg monarchy or House of Austria), the Leopold Museum, the Museum of the Romans, the Military History Museum, the Hermesvilla (a palace and former hunting area for the Habsburg nobility, called the "castle of dreams") , and the residences and birth places of various composers housed under the umbrella of the Vienna Museum.





Vienna is the last great capital of the nineteenth-century ball.  There are over 200 balls per year, some featuring as many as nine live orchestras!





Some of the most famous tourist attraction include imperial palaces, the Lipizzaner horses, more than 100 art museums, various residences of composers who lived in Vienna including Beethoven's, and the Vienna Boys Choir.





And for me it's only two hours from Salzburg, the home of Sound of Music Tour which includes the Trapp Family homes and film locations. Can't you hear Julie Andrews singing, "The Hills are alive with the sound of music..."  You can easily travel from Vienna to Salzburg by rail. 





The gorgeous Hotel Sacher location is within easy reach of the Art & Culture heart of Vienna and makes for a lovely home base from which to explore.  The rooms are divine and "provide the highest standard of comfort, superb service and every modern technology and amenity that our guests from all around the world need." - Hotel Sacher





I was first introduced to the Hotel Sacher from Aerin Lauder's Instagram.  Her father, Ronald Lauder, was named as the US ambassador to Austria in 1986 and she recently showed a wonderful picture of her father at the Sacher Hotel cutting a piece of his birthday cake.





Every picture I found was more beautiful than the next and full of design ideas and design details, and the views!  Sigh.





Sheets of marble, stunning chandeliers, well appointed rooms, terraced en plein air dining, restaurants, and a European spa which boast a chocolate experience, leaving me wanting to book a flight and a stay.  But until then, I will go back to each photo and really look at all the design inspirations and dream.  Enjoy!







































I hope it's lovely where you are...

xx Rié



15 comments:

  1. Oh what a dream it would be to stay here! I adore that green dining room.

    Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you for coming by. The green dining room really is rich and divine, a perfect evening spot. Have a lovely day!

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  2. How utterly luxurious!!! I want to book a weekend stay. We were in Salzburg a few years ago - too bad I didn't know about this hotel. I would've made the trip - looks well worth it.
    Cheers,
    L

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    1. I wish you had as well, then I could have heard about it first hand. Hopefully Salzburg had wonderful treasures to bring home for the shop. Have a lovely day.

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  3. I would love to visit Vienna! And to stay at the Hotel Sacher...a dream come true!!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

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    1. Did you notice the ceiling treatment in the black and white diningroom? Right up your alley. Here's to a trip to Vienna in 2015!!

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  4. This hotel is amazing! And I had no idea Vienna had so much to offer!

    Thank you for this informative and visually stunning post!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! Here's to a gorgeous trip to Vienna in 2015!

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  5. As a Vienna-born but living more than a decade not there , I was very happy about your little documentation. I know the lobby and the restaurant but never stayed overnight so I am quite surprised how modern decorated some rooms are. Anyway I only can invite visitors to come it's a beautiful and historic city which has a lot to offer.

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    1. Thank you for coming by and inviting visitors to your Vienna! It's always so nice to have a recommendation from someone who lived there! Have a wonderful day and hope you come back again. Rié

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  6. If I didn't know from your post that this hotel was in Vienna, I would have assumed it was in Paris given its beauty and romantic feel. I've always associated Vienna with classiscal music, but thanks to your post, I will now see it for its architecture and design as well. Thank you for the wonderful visual tour of Hotel Sacher!

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    1. I agree, the architecture and the hotel really have a romantic, old world "Parisian" feel. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed the post. Thank you for your kind words. Have a wonderful weekend. All the best, Rié

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  7. I really like how your class timings of your blog. I enjoyed reading your blog and it is both instructional and interesting.Thanks!
    Travel Agency Vienna Austria

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    1. Thank you Patrick for coming by, and all the best to you at your travel agency! Rié | Portobello Design Blog

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  8. It looks so nice and so historical ! I would love to get back there. One more time !

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