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Top stay in Austria: Hilton Vienna Danube

Modern, metropolitan and Comfortable – the charismatic Hilton Vienna Danube provides the perfect stopover in the Austrian capital for business traveller and tourist alike

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The Danube and Vienna – two inseparable partners in the heart of Europe. For a long time, the former imperial royal capital of the Hapsburg Empire was known as the most important city on the river Danube. Close to the riverbank, the recently renovated Hilton Vienna Danube offers more than a picturesque view.

In its unique location right next to the Danube near the exhibition and trade-fair grounds the famous Prater with the giant Ferris Wheel, the UNO city and the Austria Center Vienna, the Hilton Vienna Danube is the ideal place for business and holiday travel.

Guests enjoy the most spacious rooms in Vienna, conference organizers praise the capacities and state-of the-art meeting and event facilities. The unique facilities range from the elegant Hilton Meetings Boardroom for ten persons and nine light flooded Hilton Meetings Rooms to the newly erected, multi-functional Grand Waterfront Hall for up to 350 delegates. Professional and personal conference services and a perfectly equipped business centre make every event and function a pleasure.

All guest rooms are air-conditioned and fitted out with 37” flat-screen LCD TV, MP3 alarm clock with iPod function, kettle for making coffee and tea and wireless high speed internet access. The layout of the spacious 37m2 overall footprint is optimised, transitioning from the natural light and river views afforded by the French doors to the handsome flannel upholstered corner sofa in the relaxation area which uses a pony wall to help define it as a separate space. Adjacent to this is the working space; as a hotel with a large number of business travel guests, having a plan in which the desk faces the entry door and has a view of the room’s activities was especially important to the Hilton brand.

The Executive Floors and Lounge with breathtaking views offer separate check-in and check-out facilities as well as breakfast, drinks and snacks. In the entrance lobby, a red carpet runner leads the eye to columns which frame the sweeping panorama of the Danube. A chandelier hung from the triple-height ceiling is composed of “floating” Murano glass bubbles hand-blown in three different sizes, reminding guests of the watery currents outside and adding a sophisticated touch of whimsy. This, along with the open fluidity of spaces, transparent glass balustrades and reflective materials which capture the river views, celebrate in a unique way the location.

The Pier 269 Lounge & Bar, which is heralded by striking, backlit glass panels studded with the bases of multicolour wine bottles. Moving into the more residentially styled lounge, a two-way fireplace creates a warming focal point, while comfortable contemporary wingback chairs and dark timber joinery evoke an “old but new” feeling that blends Viennese Secession influences with modern touches. The right atmosphere to unwind and enjoy drinks and snacks.

At the light and airy “Waterfront Restaurant & Terrace” modern European and traditional Austrian cuisine is served. On fine days the terrace attracts many guests for lunch or dinner.

For relaxation a “Hilton Fitness by Precor” with Sauna, whirlpool and work out equipment as well as an outdoor pool is at your disposal. Jogging and cycling paths leading directly from the hotel along the Danube and the Prater.

The city centre, with its array of fascinating sights, is reached easily and quickly only 7 minutes away by underground.The Vienna International Airport is only 20 minutes away from the hotel via the Vienna Airport Lines buses.

For more information please visit www.hilton.co.uk/viennadanube; Handelskai 269, 1020 Vienna, Austria; +43 (0) 1 72 77 70

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