You'll check in via iPad, and then head to your quarters where there's another iPad waiting for you to use for ordering room service, controlling lights, etc. But in case you don't want to fool around with that technology, the bed panel will control everything from shades to the lights.
The Kempinski is now home to Vienna's largest hotel cigar lounge--and you'll also have access to a fine assortment of whiskies as well. Henri Lou is the elegantly designed in white and blue lounge that invites guests to wind down with classic and seasonal cocktails or champagne while listening to a DJ on the weekends.
"Die Küche" (the kitchen) is a breakfast and dinner option that's served in a quite casual farmer's market style, that belies the rest of the hotel's opulence. It almost quite doesn't fit, but we get that the idea is to introduce the idea of Viennese homestyle cooking in some fashion, so guests can get that experience. Almost like a live-demo, chefs prepare the dishes right in front of the guests.
"Edvard" is the more upscale dining experience, highlighting local produce but with creative twists. The restaurant even has a separate entrance, so that non-guests can enter and dine.
Perhaps one of the most decadent wellness centers in Vienna, this Turkish-style oasis of oohhmmmm has six treatment rooms that are tailored to the seasons of the year. But it's the common area that is the most breathtaking with an inviting hydropool, hammam, Bali beds, ottomans, and lamps that have you feeling as if you've been transported to Morrocco and didn't know it.
Rates including breakfast start at EUR 265 ($340) per night for two guests
[Photos: Chanize Thorpe for HotelChatter]