The most beautiful hotels during the Vienna Contemporary

Hotels and art hotspots in the city of Vienna

September 22, 2019

The most beautiful hotels during "viennacontemporary

On the weekend of 26 - 29 September 2019, the capital of Austria will be the focus of the contemporary art scene. "Viennacontemporary" takes place as THE art fair once a year in Vienna's Marxhalle in the 3rd district. With 110 galleries from 26 countries, the event offers a platform for newcomers and established art lovers. Even if you are not yet interested in art, "viennacontemporary" can quickly change that. Upon entering the red carpet at the entrance of the hall, you already breathe in the breath of the art atmosphere. The spacious hall offers international artists enough space to present their works. As a visitor, you stroll through the fair and marvel at works ranging from portraits to sculpture. In this way, "viennacontemporary" manages to bring even art novices closer to the subject. At Desire leads a team with well-founded know-how on various topics through the unique exhibition experience.


As a hotspot for culture, lifestyle and art, Vienna relies on a colorful mix of accommodation options to dedicate itself to art outside of the "viennacontemporary". I recommend this carefully selected list of hotels dedicated to ART and DESIGN to anyone who wants to absolutely indulge in this theme during a city trip in Vienna.

The Guesthouse Vienna

The Guesthouse Vienna is located in the heart of Vienna, directly between the Opera and the famous Albertina. - The perfect base to discover the charming capital of Austria. It offers a home away from home, even if you are only in town for a short trip. The rooms feel like a private apartment while offering every luxury you could wish for. The British star designers Sir Terence Conran and Conran & Partners have succeeded in generating an elegance and combining trend consciousness, comfort and functionality in the interior design to create a style all of its own. 

Hotel The Trieste

The centrally located Hotel Dast Trieste is only a few meters away from the Kunsthalle am Karlsplatz, as well as the famous Albertina away. The "viennacontemporary" is ideally accessible from here by bus or tram. With more than 300 years of history, the Triest presents itself today as an address in terms of hotel and gastro design. In the hotel's own bistro and bar, relaxed hours can be spent in the informal atmosphere. The large, free-standing bar directly at the entrance to the new bistro is enclosed by a simple, all-round travertine cladding and closes off towards the ceiling with a golden mirror frieze, which shows a historical photograph of the Trieste harbour basin in the shimmer. The harbour that gave its name to the Hotel Das Triest and has now also inspired the new Bistro Porto, which opened in November 2018.

Hotel Old Town Vienna

Located on the Spittelberg, in the urban creative 7th district, the Hotel Old Town Vienna as an ideal refuge and starting point for catching the Viennese lifestyle. The Altstadt Vienna houses a remarkable collection of contemporary art. Whether on loan from major museums or owned by Otto E. Wiesenthal; the works by Warhol, Niki de Saint Phalle, Prachensky, Leibowitz, Attersee and Helnwein have three things in common: they all inspire. If that's not enough art, the list of the city's hotspots offers further opportunities to immerse yourself in Vienna's art offerings.

Andaz Vienna am Belvedere

The Andaz Vienna am Belvedere is a hotel inspired by the city's impressive art and architecture, varied cuisine, excellent quality of life and irresistible charm. Following in the footsteps of Prince Eugene of Savoy, one of the leading developers and art collectors of his time, and the man behind Belvedere PalaceThe hotel presents modern, regional art and designs. Those who love this will be thrilled. This is where spectacular art meets modern architecture. The Andaz Vienna am Belvedere was designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and is uniquely located in the new Belvedere district, surrounded by extensive green spaces and numerous cultural attractions. 

Arthotel ANA Boutique Six

Where historic old town flair meets contemporary style: The ambience of the Arthotels ANA Boutique Six fits perfectly with the Viennese Art Nouveau style that characterises the city centre. Only a few minutes' walk from the city centre and the shopping street Mariahilfer Straße, the Arthotel ANA Boutique Six is a harmonious oasis of peace where you can relax with a view of the greenery. The modernly designed interior of the rooms, which combine classic style elements with lively and tasteful colours, contribute to a feel-good ambience after a turbulent day at the trade fair. 

Hotel Das Tigra

The Hotel "The Tigra impresses with its comfort, hospitality and exquisite location in the heart of Vienna. Not far from St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Opera House and the Hofburg Palace, the list of other sights in the immediate vicinity is almost endless. A tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who stayed here in 1762, when this house did not yet exist as a hotel, can be found in the elaborate details of the hotel interior.

Art insider tips

Albertina (right next to the hotel "The Guesthouse Vienna")

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Belvedere 21 (Near hotel "Andaz Vienna am Belvedere")

Arsenalstrasse 1, 1030 Vienna

Jewish Museum Vienna

Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna / Judenplatz 8, 1010 Vienna

Kunsthalle Vienna

MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

art-history museum Vienna

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna

Art Space on the scene

Praterstrasse 42, courtyard 2 / right, 1020 Vienna


MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

MAK - Austrian Museum for Applied Arts

Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna

mumok - Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna

MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Art from the backyard

Kuffnergasse 7, 1160 Vienna

Theseus Temple

Volksgarten, 1010 Vienna

You don't have time for "viennacontemporary" 2019?

Don't worry! Vienna will continue to organise the "viennacontemporary" in the coming years.

Trade show dates for 2020 - 2022:

  • 24 - 27 September 2020
  • 23 - 26 September 2021
  • 22 - 25 September 2022


Picture credits: Hotel Das Tigra; Hotel Das Triest; The Guesthouse Vienna; Andaz Vienna am Belvedere; Vienna Contemporary; Arthotel ANA Boutique Six; Matteo Thun; Cathrine Stukhard; Constantin Witt-Dörring 

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