Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna

Luxury Collection Hotels


Vienna is the most liveable city in the world. Surrounded by vineyards and the beautiful Vienna Woods, the city captivates visitors from far and wide. You are looking for the best place to stay in Vienna? Discover the renowned Hotel Imperial Vienna at the historic city centre, right on the magnificent Ring boulevard. This architectural masterpiece epitomizes luxury, imperial service and outstanding hospitality. The Hotel Imperial enjoys a genuinely unique location within a short distance of the Musikverein concert hall, the Vienna State Opera, Belvedere Palace, the Fine Arts and Natural History Museums, the Museumsquartier, as well as the city’s finest restaurants, boutiques and other attractions. The perfect hotel for your holidays in Vienna! Crown your stay with a Sunday Champagne Brunch, a Saturday Afternoon Tea or a glass of Vintage Champagne at our Imperial Bar after a long day exploring Vienna.

150 Years of Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna

Originally built as a private residence of Duke Philipp of Württemberg, the Palais on Vienna’s Ring Boulevard was transformed into the Hotel Imperial for the Vienna World’s Fair and was ceremoniously opened on April 28, 1873. This year marks the 150th anniversary of our hotel, and with it the exceptional opportunity to experience a truly Viennese institution.

150th Anniversary Hotel Logo

Imperial Torte

Probably the sweetest Viennese tradition: According to legend, the cake was created to mark the opening of the Hotel Imperial and in honor of Emperor Franz Joseph I. To this day, the recipe of the exquisite master confection is a closely guarded secret, only known by our master confectioners. Every day they craft by hand the Imperial Torte at the Hotel Imperial, using only the finest ingredients and adhering to the highest quality standards.

Imperial Torte
Champagner brunch

Champagne Breakfast Buffet

Experience a truly imperial Champagne Breakfast Buffet in Vienna in the renowned Café Imperial Wien. Enjoy our sumptuous buffet with seasonal delicacies and Austrian classics on your preferred day of the week, as we serve our exquisite Champagne Breakfast Buffet daily. You may also purchase our Champagne Breakfast Buffets as gift vouchers for your family, friends or colleagues.

Afternoon Tea

Imperial Afternoon Tea

Teatime at the Hotel Imperial is a refined tradition dating back to 1873. Viennese coffee house culture, on the other hand, is long-standing hotel custom. Accompanied by a slice of Imperial Torte, these rituals reflect an indulgent joie de vivre. After a summer break, our Imperial Afternoon Tea will be back in October. Stay tuned for new dates and further information.

Imperial Bar

Friday Jazz Nights

Experience an unforgettable live music evening. We invite you to our Friday Jazz Nights in the elegant ambience of the Imperial Bar. The Imperial Bar is the new meeting place for jazz lovers in the centre of Vienna, directly on the Ringstrasse.

Take a Look Behind the Scenes

Only the Imperial concierge has the really cool stuff in store for families visiting Vienna with children. As a profound connoisseur of Vienna, he does not only have individual insider tips for your parents, but also knows what kids really want. Here are the Concierge's Top 5 suggestions for children visiting Vienna:

Time Travel - Magic Vienna History Tour

Experience 2000 years of viennese history with the whole family at an original venue. A tour through an adventure area with 1300 m2, humorously accompanied by tour guides with a 5D cinema, animatronic shows, music and special effects.

Museum of Natural History

I know what you will like most at this great museum: the dinosaur and the kid's room. While in the kid's room you can play, explore and experiment after an exciting family tour, you will marvel at the skeleton of a diplodocus at the dinosaur room - one of the longest terrestrial vertebrates that have ever existed. But also many extremely rare or already extinct stuffed animals are showcased at this museum.


From Toboggan to rollercoaster to spooky ghost trains you'll find anything your heart desires at Vienna's "Wurstelprater". Those in a calmer mood may try the carousel or take a ride on the Giant Ferris wheel, one of Vienna's landmarks. Right next to it you'll find the Planetarium, the Prater Museum or Madame Tussauds. Last, but not least children should not miss a ride on the ancient Lilliput train.

Technisches Museum Wien: Museum of Technology

A must for children in Vienna: the "Mini", a special children's sector for two- to six-years-old. Do you want to know how it feels to drive a fire truck? Have you ever wanted to become a police officer yourself? The "mini" is a venue for all your senses - here, you can touch and try, while in other rooms you will marvel at ancient flying machines, steam engines or historic automobiles together with your parents.

House of the Sea - Aqua Terra Zoo

Marvel at 10.000 animals on nine floors. Sharks and sea turtles are the stars of the tropical seawater section, whereas you can watch free-flying birds and free-running monkeys at the tropical house and crocodile park. The 150.000-liter tank for the hammerhead sharks on the 10th floor is another exciting highlight. In the café on the 11th flor you can refresh yourself and enjoy a breathtaking view of Vienna.

Imperial Concierge

Our concierge at the Hotel Imperial is an authority in Vienna. Whether you need a recommendation for dinner, tickets for the opera or a special hint on where to find the best Wiener Schnitzel in the city, the Imperial's concierge will always be glad to assist you in every possible way. The concierge highly recommends scheduling time to see: The Schönbrunn Palace: the summer residence of former Empress Elisabeth, Hofburg: Empress Elisabeth’s winter residence, The Spanish Riding School, and the world-renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir.

On-Site Outlets
Fitness Center

Fitness Studio

We invite you to work out in our well-equipped hotel gym, which is open 24/7.

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