Fashioned by leading French architect Jean Nouvel and centrally located in the old Jewish district which now boasts a thriving creative scene, 182-room SO/ Vienna is undoubtedly the Austrian capital’s most stylish hospitality address, not to mention a masterpiece of 21st century architecture.
Outside, the towering building’s sleek monochrome surfaces and diamond-shaped roof, inspired by the city’s famous Saint-Étienne cathedral, irresistibly catch the eye of passers-by. Once inside, a contemporary yet playful design aesthetic gives way to numerous colourful artworks adorning the walls and ceilings, complete with video murals courtesy of Pipilotti Rist and even a plant wall designed by Patrick Blanc.
At the heart of SO/ Vienna, bustling ground floor BAR/terre overlooks the Danube Canal and serves expertly-prepared hand-crafted cocktails. Meanwhile, at the other end of the building on the 18th floor, Das LOFT stands like a glass beacon, offering diners panoramic, sweeping views above the city’s rooftops complete with innovative Michelin-starred cuisine made using the finest local ingredients. so-vienna.com/en
One lucky reader of The Cultured Traveller will stay for three nights in a SO Lofty suite at SO/ Vienna hotel, including daily breakfasts, welcome cocktails at BAR/Terre and one chef’s tasting dinner for two at Michelin-starred Das LOFT restaurant.
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