The Hilton Vienna Plaza
It’s a wonderful feeling staying in a hotel where everyone knows your name, even better when you learn theirs. It’s only possible for that to happen when a hotel personally handpicks a team and train them, listens to suggestions, work together as one. a ‘one person for all’ generally makes it feel personal. When you don’t have to repeat yourself, the requests you made…eventually that person, knows how to make you smile and that, is what a home away from home should be like. No wonder Austria is one of the top cities to live in!
A Stay at The Hilton Vienna Plaza – Austria
Travel Junkie Diary
It does well for a property when they renovate and get it right. Even better when it’s in a place like Vienna, famous for art. The theme is Art nouveau combined with a 1920 theme. The hotel’s central location made it easy to right away call it ‘close to home’ after being out all day exploring the city. Built in 1988 and renovated in December 2014 and decorated with 1,000 original art works the hotel’s journey through time is felt through the uniforms of all team members and employees. If you are a regular Hilton guest, you will probably notice that this has a mixture of Conrad and Waldrof Astoria built into it and not just a typical Hilton Hotel.
The Hilton Vienna Plaza adapts a concept named ‘Plaza Hosts’ acting as a direct point of contact from the start of your journey till departure. It’s a place where everyone is everything and they don’t waste time in directing you to another person, they help you themselves. Vintage bikes are also available for hire and it was one of the greatest little things!
The bright rooms attract everything positive. Although 254 rooms, it had a boutique feel to it. Maybe due to the fact that everything was facing the entrance, the executive lounge and the 1 restaurant, Emile, which transforms into a brasserie and Bar in the evening. Stay at the penthouse on the 10th floor and have your breakfast outside in your 180 degrees balcony with a bird eye view of Vienna.
The Hilton Vienna Plaza can’t get more central. Part of the famous Ringstrasse grand boulevard and is the starting point for exploring.
Vienna tries really hard to keep its 19th Century image and have ruled the culinary world in my opinion. Emile is a culinary concept based on the best brasserie in Europe. Their ‘plat du jour’ is changed daily and are specialized in their Martini! Breakfast was also served in Emile with a choice of a healthy breakfast.
Would I return? Yes. In a city like Vienna, where you spend 90% outdoor, I needed something central, easy, fast and to the point. The Hilton Vienna Plaza had what I was looking for…simple elegant rooms, great breakfast choice (not too much and not too little), front desk always made my decisions and planning my day easier. If you are on the HH program, the internet is free, otherwise chargeable to your room but free at the lobby and executive lounge area.
- Hofburg Imperial Palace
- Naturhistorisches Museum
- Liechtenstein Palace
- State Opera
Schottenring 11, A – 1010, Vienna, Austria TEL: +43-1-313900 FAX: +43-1-3139022009
The Hilton Guest Room starts at €169 per night, Junior Suite starts at €289.
How to get to Vienna?
flydubai flies 3x weekly to Vienna through Bratislava airport since December 2014 which is around 40- 45 minutes drive to Vienna.
Economy return fare starting from AED 1750
Business return fare starting from AED 8500
The airport Bratislava… one of the simplest airport I’ve been to with a 15 minutes waiting time. Buses from flydubai are available for free and for those who would like to order a chauffeur service, could do at a rate. (It could cost around 160 euros to Hilton Plaza Vienna one way)
That’s my second time flying business class on flydubai. My first time was to Sri Lanka. Some question the motion of upgrades on an airline such as flydubai. Here are some elements of flydubai’s business class I’ve discovered that made the trip so easy and worth every penny spent.
1. A dedicated bus to lydubaiss passengers to and from the aircraft with priority check in.
2. 3 different main course menus to chose from cuisine from an internationally inspired menu, in-house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included.
3. Business Lounge access in Terminal 2 and in some designated destinations.
4. The 42-inch seat pitch, 7-inch recline and has an extendable leg-rest and a 21 inch wide seat.
5. Entertainment has a 12.1-inch high-definition touchscreen in every seat. TV shows, albums and games on your flight using noise-cancelling headphones.
6. As one of just 12 Business Class passengers, I enjoyed a personal and friendly service from a crew member dedicated to the Business Class cabin.
7. It’s the little things that make a real difference. On my seat I fond a universal power socket to recharge my laptop and iPhone.