Hotel Bristol (Vienna)

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Hotel Bristol
Hotel chain Marriott International
city Vienna
address Kärntner Ring 1
Website Hotel Bristol
Hotel information
opening 1892
owner Hotel Sacher
management Simone Dulies
Classification 5
room 127
Restaurants 1
Bars 1
Photo of the hotel

Coordinates: 48 ° 12 ′ 10 "  N , 16 ° 22 ′ 12.2"  E

Hotel Bristol on the right, Vienna State Opera on the left (1971)
Hotel Bristol

The Hotel Bristol is a grand hotel in Vienna on the Ringstrasse next to the Vienna State Opera . It was opened as Hotel am Ring on June 26, 1892 , is owned by the Sacher Group and is managed by Marriott International .


The hotel has 127 rooms and 23 suites as well as the Bristol Lounge restaurant , a bar and a conference and banquet area with five halls for up to 350 people.

All public areas of the hotel are under monument protection. The Art Deco style is a key element.

Guests included Juan Carlos , Theodore Roosevelt , Leonard Bernstein , Giacomo Puccini , Paul McCartney, and Catherine Deneuve .


The hotel business began in 1892 in a house built by Ludwig Förster in 1863 . In 1898 the architects Emil Bressler and Gustav Wittrisch rebuilt the neighboring house . In 1913, after buying more neighboring houses, Wilhelm Schallinger rebuilt it again; The stairwell and the oval hall have been preserved to this day.

During the Second World War, Samuel Schallinger was expropriated by the Nazis in 1938 as part of the Aryanization process and murdered by them in 1942 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. As a result of the expropriation, the new owners were Ernst Hoffmann, Hermann Klimpfinger, Günther Rustler and Friedrich von Schoeller. There was no restitution . The parent company was destroyed during the Second World War.

After the Second World War, the hotel was occupied by the United States during the Allied occupation (1945–1955) as a result of the Zone Agreement and was the seat of the American High Commissioner from 1951 to 1955. After the occupiers left, the ballroom in the basement and the oval Biedermeier salon were redesigned by the architect Otto Mayr.

The hotel has been owned by the Hotel Sacher Group since 2011 . Since then, the hotel has been gradually modernized under the direction of the French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon .

See also

Web links

Commons : Hotel Bristol  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Round birthday in Bristol Vienna
  2. a b board on the ground floor next to the elevator
  3. Hotel Bristol Vienna celebrates its 125th birthday
  4. ^ Looking for traces in the Hotel Bristol
  5. a b c It can be even more noble
  6. ^ Hotel Bristol in the Vienna History Wiki of the City of Vienna
  7. Connolly, Kate: Vienna's tourist trail of plunder . The Guardian. May 21, 2002.
  8. Tina Walzer: Our Vienna. "Aryanization" in Austrian . Tina Waltz. May 21, 2002.