Record shop atmosphere in the lobby of Jaz in the City Vienna. (c) Steigenberger Hotels.
In the collective imagination, music in Vienna means waltzes, the blue-tinted Danube, and the legends of past centuries from Mozart to Strauss. However, the Austrian capital, well in tune with the times, does not stop at these majestic artists. And the Deutsche
Hospitality group intends to demonstrate this with the new establishment of its lifestyle brand Jaz in the City, which opened in mid-August. This is the third hotel in the world to be opened by the brand, following those in Amsterdam and Stuttgart, and before the one expected in Dubai.
Music is in the spotlight right from the lobby, decorated in the style of a trendy record shop, right down to the rooms, which are all equipped with a turntable. There are 163 rooms and categories evoking rhythm and vibrations with 119 In-Tune rooms and 38 premium rooms called Bassline, all equipped with a Bluetooth audio system and a yoga kit. In addition, there are four Offbeat lofts, each with an 11m2 terrace, and two Backbeat suites on the top floor.
Located in the city centre, in Windmühlgasse, just a few steps from the Naschmarkt, the hotel is an ideal base for festive after-work events with its bar-restaurant “Rhythms Bar & Kitchen”, which features live music performances every day. Another highlight of the hotel is its rooftop bar “mariatrink Drinks & Views”. For more studious, but no less creative meetings, Jaz in the City Vienna offers two meeting rooms, The Boardroom – for up to 26 people – and The Box, which can accommodate 14 participants.
The establishment is the fourth opened in Vienna by the German group – recently acquired by Chinese hotelier Huazhu – and joins Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof, IntercityHotel Wien and MAXX by Steigenberger. “Deutsche Hospitality has entered a growth phase, and we are delighted to be able to launch a new hotel under our lifestyle brand in such a crucial location,” Marcus Bernhardt, CEO of Deutsche Hospitality, said at the opening.
I’m Michelle, and I love to travel. As a former hotel expert for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, I’ve stayed in nearly every type of room imaginable (including many that were not so desirable!). Nowadays, I am fortunate enough to be able to explore the world on my own terms. From international flights to learning different languages, there is nothing too far out of reach!