One of the handsomest of the Ringstrasse palace hotels, the Radisson Blu combines the fin-de-siècle Palais Leitenberger and the Palais Henckel von Donnersmarck. The latter, built in 1872, was occupied by a patrician family, and its taste shows in the superbly designed facade, articulated with window pediments, and caryatids. The location is also princely—directly across from the Stadtpark, Vienna's main city park. Inside, the rooms are done with an understated, traditional,
and meticulous feel. Quiet and comfortable, some have pretty floral drapes and matching bedspreads, others have a more masculine Biedermeier look. The Le Siecle restaurant offers food as stylish as its decor.