Extraordinary House . . .
1873, the Imperial Hotel Vienna was inaugurated by Emperor
Francis Joseph I. in person.
was given the rank of "Imperial and Royal Court Hotel" to
host kings, queens and presidents from all over the
former city-palace of the Duke of Wurttenberg had been
converted into a deluxe hotel.
that time, Vienna was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian
monarchy and the residence of the Emperor.
its sometimes turbulent existence, the "Imperial" remained
Austria's first hotel, a shining example of the continuity
of tradition in the heart of Europe, which has proved itself
a center of music, European culture and civilization.
the Imperial Hotel is, as it always has been, the leading
hotel of Vienna - an international meeting place and a
center of communication between East and West.