Following the trend toward smaller boutique properties, this luxury lodging takes its place alongside some of Vienna's opulent grand hotels. The 1860 historic facade remains, as does the old-fashioned wrought-iron elevator, but otherwise it oozes sumptuous modernity, with a soothing color scheme fitting to the city: café au lait with splashes of pistachio. The elegant entrance is discreet but welcoming, and the rooms have modern amenities, such as flat-screen TVs and
espresso machines. The spa-and-gym area on the top floor is state-of-the-art, with a steam bath and sauna that have views overlooking the church of St. Charles.