The elegant architecture and refined detailing of the Neoclassical Palais Coburg
One of Palais Coburg's featured historic suites — the Palais Suite King Edward VII
For a contemporary atmosphere, enjoy the metropolitan style of the City Suite Ernst I
The award winning and experiential Silvio Nickol Restaurant
The palatial Hall of Mirrors provides a most opulent setting for a special celebration
Not your average wine cellar — Palais Coburg's wine archive is 60,000 bottles strong
An elegant Neoclassical palace, one of the last to be built in Vienna, is now a National Landmark and the all-suite Palais Coburg.
Palais Coburg, or Palais Sachsen-Coburg, is named after the Duke Ferdinand Georg August von Sachsen-Coburg for whom the palace was commissioned. The palace was designed in 1839 by architect Karl Schleps, and it was completed in 1845. Palais Sachsen-Coburg exhibits the graceful and elegant exterior details of the popular Neoclassical period. The locals playfully named the palace the “Asparagus Castle” for its many slender columns.
The palace remained in Sachsen-Coburg family ownership until the late 1970s, while they resided there into the 1990s. Then, under new ownership, the palace commenced substantial renovations in 2000 and opened in 2003 as the Palais Coburg Hotel Rezidenz. Palais Coburg is a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux family of luxury small hotels.
Palais Coburg is an impressively-sized palace, yet it offers only 35 guest rooms. All rooms are suites, and all are named after a member of the Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha families. The suites are spacious and feature unusually high ceilings, with some suites having two floors. The interiors are mostly decorated with rich period fabrics and furnishings that complement the building’s history. There are also some “modern” suites that are equally well appointed, appealing to guests seeking a contemporary setting.
The Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant, named for the hotel’s Executive Chef Silvio Nickol, offers contemporary cuisine in an ultra-modern setting. The restaurant has the honor of 2 Michelin Stars. Casual meals are served all day in the newly-built, glass-enclosed Bastion Garden, or Basteigarten Restaurant.
In addition to Palais Coburg’s culinary accolades, it is also known for its remarkable wine collection. The Palais Coburg Wine Archive boasts over 60,000 bottles, including 100 vintages dating back to 1893. The collection is presented in the hotel’s vast wine cellar, now expanded with many specially-designed spaces for wine tasting and private dining.
The Spa at Palais Coburg is located on the top level, affording long city views of historic Vienna and allowing substantial natural daylight.
There are several venue options for meetings, social events, and live performances at Palais Coburg. Those seeking a rich traditional setting can host their special occasion in the highly ornate State Rooms. At the lower level there are several event spaces: the contemporary Johann Strauss Concert Hall, the mosaic-tiled Cityscape, and the historic wine cellar “casemates” that date to the Renaissance period. The Bastion Foyer, a modern, glass-enclosed entrance to the lower level event spaces, can accommodate cocktail receptions while offering views of the hotel’s historic façade.
Images courtesy of Palais Coburg
Awards and certifications
Below are the awards and accolades gained by Palais Coburg
Palais Coburg Residenz
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