New Hotels Inside Historic Buildings

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-05-07T15:50:42Z

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Ritz-Carlton Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Four nineteenth-century palaces joined into one modern hotel, right on the Ringstrasse, half a mile from the Vienna State Opera.

The look: The property feels more like a grand hotel in the great Central European tradition than part of a giant chain. While guests are often from the United States or the United Kingdom, in-the-know locals flock to the Dstrikt restaurant (run by celebrated city chef Wini Brugger) and the hotel's panoramic atmosphere rooftop bar (open in warm weather). The staff—from bellhops to concierges—are clued-in and attentive. Read more.

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