Rosewood Hotels launches new property inside Mozart’s former home

Rosewood Hotels arrives in the house of Mozart, in more ways than one.

The luxury hotel brand is expanding its European portfolio with the launch of its first property in Vienna, Austria in August. The hotel is built inside a historical building where the legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived.

The 19th century building is located in the Old Town district, a stone’s throw from historic sites and a luxury shopping mall. The new hotel offers 71 rooms and 28 suites, including its expansive 1,800 square foot Presidential Suite.

All rooms feature a neutral color palette with design touches that evoke the old glamor of Vienna’s history. Inside the Presidential Suite, guests enjoy a discreet living room, kitchen, and entertaining space, in addition to an opulent eight-person dining room for families.

The establishment will also include a rooftop cocktail bar designed by interior designer Kroenland and a brasserie with a wine list focusing on Austrian specialties. For those looking to unwind, the hotel will include Asaya’s signature spa, offering a full menu of massages and treatments.

A bathroom in the Viennese hotel, with a stand-alone bathtub.

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The historic building was the former headquarters of the financial institution Erste Group. It also housed an apartment where Mozart lived and where he wrote “The Abduction from the Seraglio”, among other famous works.

“Rosewood Vienna is a tribute to the Viennese way of life and will be the focal point of the city’s vibrant and ever-changing hotel scene, where culture, cuisine and cosmopolitanism collide,” Chief Executive Alexander Lahmer said in a statement. A press release. “As with all Rosewood hotels, we are committed to the centuries-old ethos of the Viennese spirit while incorporating a modern atmosphere and first-rate amenities.”

This is the first luxury hotel to open in Vienna for over 10 years. It is the brand’s fifth property in the European market after Spain, Italy, France and England. The property is scheduled to open to customers on August 1.

Rates start at $750 a night for a standard room and $1,550 a night for suites.