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Vienna Media News 03/2014 Live like an emperor

Holidaymakers now have the chance to stay where Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth once had their private chambers. On 30 April 2014, Austria Trend Hotels will open a truly unique hotel suite inside Schönbrunn Palace, one of Austria’s best-known tourist attractions (bookings possible from 12 March 2014). An apartment on the top floor of the east wing of Schönbrunn Palace which was once reserved for close relatives of the imperial court has now been converted following a carefully monitored refurbishment project. Guests check in at the nearby four-star Parkhotel Schönbrunn, run by Austria Trend Hotel, which also operates the suite.

The new suite exudes imperial charm, with the interior and finishings taking their cues from the decorative style running through the rest of the former Habsburg summer residence: gold, black and white provide the colour scheme, which is touched off by luxury wood elements and the court damask design. Also known as pineapple damask, this famous red fabric was used in the decoration of all of the Habsburg residences in the 1830s. Delicate stucco work, Maria Theresa chandeliers, and herringbone parquet floors complete the imperial ambience. The 167m² four-person suite boasts two bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, a salon, a generous living room and a kitchenette. The views of the formal gardens and the Gloriette and Neptune Fountain are an absolute highlight.

Schönbrunn Palace Suite

Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna, www.thesuite.at

Contact:

Vienna Tourist Board
Helena Hartlauer
Media Relations UK, USA, Canada, Australia
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-364

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