100 years of Viennese charm

Rejuvenation program for the "Erzherzog" (archduke)

Renovation works was carried out from January to March 2019

The archduke's visit at the reopening
The archduke's visit at the reopening

After 100 years, the time has come for the “Erzherzog” to undertake a three-month long curative program. The building was renovated and refurbished from the basement up to the attic and air-conditioning was installed. Walls were repositioned and surfaces utilized optimally in order to provide guests at the hotel with greater comfort in future. As part of this process, emphasis was always placed on improving the working conditions of the staff as well as complying with all necessary safety requirements. In summary, everything that a venerable “Erzherzog” would wish to offer in this day and age and everything that he needs to consider.

Efficient air-conditioning with fresh air supply

Inspection of the new rooms
Inspection of the new rooms

From April 2019, all of the rooms are equipped with an air-conditioning, which means that perspiring during the hot summer months will be a thing of the past at the Hotel Erzherzog Rainer. As a holder of the Austrian ecolabel for tourism businesses, it was very important to us that we install particularly environmentally-friendly air-conditioning based on the most up-to-date technology. It should guarantee a deep and restful sleep in a pleasant indoor climate with good indoor air quality while being highly efficient and energy-saving when in operation without requireing motors in the rooms. It constantly maintains a comfortable temperature that is adjusted according to the current weather conditions. Furthermore, the hotel is continually being supplied with fresh air, which creates a pleasant indoor environment. The advantage of our system is that a rapid, energy-consuming reduction of the temperature from 100 to 0° simply isn’t necessary in this way. This is better for your health and good for the environment!

A new design for the hotel’s guest rooms

The archduke's signature at the walls
The archduke's signature at the walls

The installation of air-conditioning ment largescale intervention in the hotel building, and has been used as an opportunity to rethink the concept of the rooms. Walls were repositioned to create 23 completely new double-bedrooms in a modern design.

In the 56 preexisting rooms, a wide variety of adaptations have being made where necessary. A new bed, a new sofa, brighter lighting or more shelf space in the bathroom are just a few examples of the greater level of comfort that guests rightly expect today.

The “Erzherzog’s” personal signature is to be found, in the truest sense of the word, in every room, since the deed the archduke granted the hotel in 1913 allowing it to bear his name can be found in each one in a completely unique way.

New look in the breakfast room

Enjoying breakfast or celebrating
Enjoying breakfast or celebrating

A pleasant ambience is required for the most important meal of the day. For that reason, the “Serviette” breakfast room has also be given a fresh new design with a newly arranged buffet layout at the same time. The space is now an ideal events room and can be used for that purpose immediately.

Behind the scenes

A wholescale redesign of the basement level created storage rooms, cold storage and deep-freeze rooms for food, drink and various hotel requirements. Rooms  that have been freed up on the hotel’s floors are used as cloakrooms and lounges for the staff. Altogether, the working conditions at the hotel will be significantly improved and of the highest hygiene standards, including all necessary fire-precaution measures to guarantee everyone’s safety.

A curative program is thoroughly hard work and the course of therapy must be held to strictly. We had a camera on location so that we can show you which program the “Erzherzog” participated in.

Are you already curious about the changes? Then book your room at Hotel Erzherzog Rainer online now.

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