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Empress Sissi hovers over the lobby - at the Mercure Vienna First Tradition meets modernity

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Since we were in Athens two years ago, my daughters are “capital hunter”. Of course, Berlin was scheduled, followed London and now we have used a long overdue visit to good friends in Vienna to visit the bustling metropolis of Austria. On the program: The major attractions such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Vienna symbolic monument), the Museums Quarter with its exciting exhibitions, of course, the Natural History Museum with its dinosaurs and sharks and the Vienna Prater. And that’s why we checked in at the Mercure Vienna First.

Herzlich Willkommen!

Herzlich Willkommen!

Blick in die Lobby

Blick in die Lobby

Mittendrin - der opulente Altbau

Mittendrin - der opulente Altbau

Midst of it – Mercure Vienna First

I like living in the middle, to sniff the real life and to cover no long distances need. The ideal hotel for our needs was quickly found: The Mercure Vienna First on Desider Friedmann place is a stone’s throw of many exciting attractions. If you step in front of the hotel, it is the center of life: cozy bars, wonderful restaurants, small boutiques, ice cream shops – everything a person would need. I am also impressed by there sustainability concept Planet21 – to that later. And: A child under 16 years bleary free when sharing with parents. I can recommend the Mercure Vienna First just anyone who wants to experience relaxed days in Austria´s charming metropolis.

Design Hot Spot: Mercure First Vienna

Once you leave the cobbled square with its opulent buildings, the hotel welcomes guests with an exciting mix of Viennese tradition and modern design elements. So the entire ceiling of the lobby is decorated with a XL-portrait of the legendary Austrian empress Sissi (including anchor tattoo on her shoulder). Loving the lighting was staged for this work and makes our favorite Empress shine with royal splendor. Comfortable lounge corners with refined “chairs” invite you to linger. Under the watchful eye of the Empress you can completely relax by scrolling in newspapers and magazines, enjoy a refreshing drink. Enjoy the time.

Gemütliche Ecken

Gemütliche Ecken

Raffinierte Sessel

Raffinierte Sessel

Kaiserin Sissi schwebt über der Lobby - im Mercure Vienna First trifft Tradition auf Moderne

Kaiserin Sissi schwebt über der Lobby - im Mercure Vienna First trifft Tradition auf Moderne

Waltz school – musical design highlight

The traditional charm does not end on the ground floor – it accompanied me on every meter of the hotel. So on each floor, where the interior designers have devised something really Cute: What would be Vienna without his waltz?

Tolle Idee - der Teppich auf unserem Flur

Tolle Idee - der Teppich auf unserem Flur

Magazine und Zeitungen

Magazine und Zeitungen

1,2, Wiegeschritt - der Walzerteppich

1,2, Wiegeschritt - der Walzerteppich

My Vienna, O city full of poetry, your breath of life is harmony. What you animates is melody. In the time of the waltz she knocks. Kaiserwalzer – Johann Strauss

From the elevator to the room the corridor is designed with a “waltz rug” on each floor. Following the step sequences, beginners and advanced can dance the Viennese Waltz to reach their rooms.

Clean Chic x traditional charm

My room on the top floor is lovely light, the color palette reduced. White, gray (in different shades) and red determine the room. Pleasant clean furniture design meets a typo wallpaper that also brings Viennese charm refined into the bedroom. Outside the windows – the roofs of the fascinating city.

Mein Arbeitsplatz

Mein Arbeitsplatz

Mein Schlafplatz über den Dächern der Stadt

Mein Schlafplatz über den Dächern der Stadt

Clean Chic im Zimmer

Clean Chic im Zimmer

Long live the sustainability – Planet21

At the reception (Occupied 24h) I will be informed about the environmental activities of the Accor group, which also includes the Mercure Vienna First. Within the framework of the sustainable Planet21 program, which is developed for all hotels associated and implemented depending on the hotel and different settings (the Mercure Vienna First has silver status but continues on working for the implementation of sustainable policies), you can apply for a non purification of the room, or opt out of the daily towel exchange.

Eleganter Clean-Chic auch im Bad

Eleganter Clean-Chic auch im Bad

Nachhaltig & fair: die Badprodukte

Nachhaltig & fair: die Badprodukte

Die Ente muss nicht draußen bleiben

Die Ente muss nicht draußen bleiben

Honestly – daily towel laundry you do not need at home also

Of course, I refrain that my towels changed daily and am happy that with my decision for the Plant for the Planet program I make a tree donation possible. And the towels are cleaned yet – the Mercure Vienna First works together with a water-saving laundry. The bath products such as soap, body lotion, shower gel and shampoo are sustainable and fair – exclusively produced for the hotel Mercure.

Healthy Food – Vienna First Bistro

Granola, delicious wholemeal bread, fresh fruits, numerous specialty coffees (of course fair trade) and other healthy delicacies makes the breakfast in the bistro for the first culinary highlight of the day for which you like to leave the cozy bed.

Köstliches Frühstück

Köstliches Frühstück

Knackiges Körnerbrot

Knackiges Körnerbrot

Wiener Gemütlichkeit im Bistro

Wiener Gemütlichkeit im Bistro

Fairtrade Kaffeespezialitäten

Fairtrade Kaffeespezialitäten

Espresso with milk, double Espresso with milk, Melange – the Viennese coffee specialties originate from fair trade

Here, incidentally, also lunch and dinner is possible – delightful regional and seasonal ingredients and dishes provide a varied selection. Must-know for gin fans and night owls: In Vienna First there is an XL-Gin-selection (16 different varieties!) And 12 different tonics. And where to enjoy the last drink of the day better than in the stylish bar in the main hotel?

Bar für Geniesser

Bar für Geniesser

Highlight für Gin-Fans

Highlight für Gin-Fans

Die Leckereienkarte aus dem Bistro

Die Leckereienkarte aus dem Bistro

Even more sustainable Facts

All rooms are equipped with energy-saving central switches and energy-saving lamps. The materials used in the rooms are eco-friendly. And of course, organic waste is separated from the restaurant, office waste and oddments recycled. In addition, the Mercure Vienna First committed the protection of minors from abuse.

Conclusion: The Mercure Vienna First is my first choice – perfect location, great rooms, sustained commitment. I’ll be back!

 

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Thanks to the Mercure Vienna First in Vienna for the great organization of my stay! Learn more about the hotel, rates, Planet21 program and booking of the Mercure Vienna First. Click here

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