Robert Angell Design International oversees Hilton Vienna Plaza’s $27.6M renovation

Hilton Vienna Plaza is currently undergoing renovation as part of a $27-million modernization that will see the entire hotel transformed. Scheduled for completion in September 2014, the re-design includes all 254 rooms and suites at the hotel, and a fresh approach to service and service delivery.

Robert Angell Design International, the London-based design studio, is overseeing the new interior design of the hotel, which is characterized by stylized geometrical shapes. Upon completion, dedicated relaxation and work areas will make each of the guestrooms welcoming and comfortable, while marble will be added to the guest bathrooms. The brand's signature in-room amenities, such as the Hilton Serenity bed, will be included. The hotel's five suites, located at the penthouse floor, provide private balconies with views over the city.

The makeover also extends to the meeting area on the first floor of the hotel. The 10 renovated conference rooms will offer a venue for holding meetings and conferences for up to 150 people (theatre style) in a central location. The Executive Lounge, located on the same floor, offers space for more than 70 people and will also be available for special meetings.

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The redesign of Hilton Vienna Plaza was inspired by the architectural history of the building and artworks created in the Art Deco and Wiener Werkstätte styles, which were previously evident throughout the hotel. Encapsulating these design influences, the new brasserie and bar "Émile" complements upgrade with an array of gastronomic offerings.

Chris Webb, senior director of interior design for Europe at Hilton Worldwide, drew on the defining elements of the Viennese Secession style which were incorporated when the hotel was built in the mid-1980s. Prominent architects of the early 1920s - especially Adolf Loos and Joseph Hoffmann - served as sources of inspiration. Their work had an impact on the flair of Hilton Vienna Plaza. The aim of the modernization is to accentuate special features of this history and to combine it with the comfort of the 21st century.

Hilton Vienna Plaza is only a short walk to St. Stephen's Cathedral, Burgtheater, the State Opera, and Hofburg Imperial Palace.