Living the High Life at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

With a first-class spa, a great steakhouse and super-chic rooms & suites boasting contemporary design, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is for the guests who like the elegant and graceful things in life. Located in the city center of Vienna, along the prestigious Ring Boulevard and adjacent to Stadtpark, this hotel has a lot of charm and class.

The Ritz-Carlton Vienna
The Ritz-Carlton Vienna


The real sell is the enchanting history behind the hotel. The original construction of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna was four historic palaces which date back to the 19th century and were joined together.

The Ritz-Carlton Vienna

The Ritz fire place
The fire place is characterised by the historical authenticity of its design and the outstanding quality of its craftsmanship.

One of the former palaces – Schubertring 5 – used to be the “Adels Casino” for the Viennese nobility and was built in 1866 and designed by the famous architect John Romano, who built 22 palaces around Ringstrasse. Bachelors were allowed to stay here overnight, so it was kind of a hotel already.

Original architectural details have been incorporated into the hotel design resulting in a wonderful combination of old-world charm and modern luxury.

The Ritz Carlton Vienna


The Club Suite is large and contemporary, with an elegant living room, a huge dreamy bed and high-end amenities. The marble bathroom with separate tub and shower has plush towels and top quality toiletries. Okay, long story short: the overall effect is sophisticated and airy.

Club Suite Ritz-Carlton Vienna
A serene scheme of soft colors makes this spacious living room feel calm and gracious.
Club Suite Ritz Vienna
This king size bed is perfect for couples that want the maximum amount of sleeping space.

Given the attention to detail in every other aspect of my stay, I was hardly surprised to find that the The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge maintained the same levels of excellence. It’s an oasis of elegance – warm cherry wood and soft colors give this area the very special club atmosphere. Here you can have breakfast, light snacks, hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and sweets.

The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge
The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge


At The Ritz-Carlton Spa in Vienna you’ll experience the international luxury spa expertise and legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Nothing is more relaxing than a spa treatment for your hands…

The nail technicians are hand-picked for their skill and knowledge, as well as their ability to make you feel extra special and ultra-relaxed! It’s an urban luxury retreat and the highlight of the Spa is the 18-m pool with underwater lighting and music.

The Ritz-Carlton pool
This is probably one of the nicest pools I’ve seen in Vienna so far… and I’m picky about pools!

Couples will fall in love with this Spa. There are a variety of Spa Suites with private relaxation areas where you can soak in an herbal bath, get a facial, have a body treatment, or experience a wonderful massage.

Ritz Carlton Spa Vienna


At the heart of the hotel is the lobby lounge Melounge, the perfect spot for an afternoon tea or cocktail. Due to the golden ceiling frescos and unique ambiance this hotel area has been transformed into one of the most elegant coffee houses of Vienna.

The Melounge lobby lounge
Who doesn’t LOVE virgin mojitos?!
The Ritz cheesecake
The cheesecake is simply irresistible! Delicious and perfect …

If you plan to dine in the Dstrikt Steakhouse, the food on offer is a gastronomic delight. Everything from the wine lists to the great Austrian meat selection has been tailored to be top notch. Try the rib eye steak! It tastes super beefy, juicy, and flavorful.

Dstrikt Steakhouse Ritz

You really don’t need to leave the hotel because everything you want and need is right at your fingertip. The D-bar, with a direct view of the Ring Boulevard, perfectly combines a relaxed atmosphere with the hustle and bustle of an international hotel. Most important: staff’s service is impeccable and politeness level 100.

Have you ever had the famous Ritz Cocktail? If not, it’s about time… Baron Otard Cognac, Grand Marnier, Lemon Juice, Spiced Orange Syrup and Champagne are the secret ingredients of this special cocktail. Cheers!

Ritz cocktail

All in all, this is one of Vienna’s top luxury options, where you can expect bespoke services and moments of joie de vivre. The Ritz will always stay the Ritz!

Thank you to The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna for welcoming Expat Trip! Opinions are, as always, my own.