Vienna's highly revered and longtime famous resident — Hotel Sacher
The main salon of Hotel Sacher is a standout space and speaks to the glory of Vienna
Enjoy cocktails surrounded in the richly detailed, Imperial setting of the historic Blue Bar
The Anna Sacher Restaurant, named for the woman who chartered the Sacher's legacy
There is pure elegance and graceful beauty in every guest bedroom at Hotel Sacher
Host a meeting or private dining in classic Viennese splendor, in the Mayerling Salon
The deep richness of colors, materials, and furnishings throughout this iconic hotel can only be equaled in luxury by the world's most celebrated dessert that bears its name.
Eduard Sacher opened the Hotel Sacher for business in 1876. He was the son of the creator of the world’s most famous dessert, the Sacher Torte. In 1892, Eduard’s wife, Anna Sacher, took over the hotel’s operations and is credited for its world-class reputation. Anna reportedly referred to herself as the “Grand Dame of the Sacher dynasty.”
After Anna’s death in 1930, the Hotel Sacher, and a second Sacher hotel in Salzburg, were taken over by the Gurtler family and restored. The hotels have been managed continuously by the Gurtlers since 1934, with the exception of a period of occupation during World War II. Additional work was undertaken after the War to preserve and restore the 19th century historic interiors. In 2004 the Hotel Sacher closed for a 10-week program to upgrade the guest rooms and renovate the public spaces. The stunning results of this noteworthy achievement are credited to reknowned French designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). Rochon’s irresistible interiors remain classical and elegant. Each of the public spaces – the main salon, bar and restaurant – feature a distinctly different color palate in the finishes and furnishings. They are each beautiful, individual settings, yet they are visually connected in the selection of lighting, accessories and period Viennese details.
A description of this strongly traditional and most luxurious Viennese hotel must include the world-famous chocolate dessert for which this hotel was named. The Sacher Torte debuted in 1832, over 40 years before there was a hotel celebrating its existence. The legendary cake was created at the order of Wenzel Clemens Prince Metternich for a dessert worthy of his noble guests. That order fell upon a 16 year-old chef apprentice, Franz Sacher. That was over 180 years ago.
Today, approximately 360,000 Sacher Tortes, still handmade, are shipped worldwide. And the recipe still remains a secret.
The Hotel Sacher offers 149 guest rooms and suites, a spa, several meeting and event spaces, two gourmet restaurants, and the Cafe Sacher. It is presumed you will indulge there in the historic Sacher Torte.
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Awards and certifications
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Sacher Hotel Vienna
A-1010 Vienna, Austria