By Summer Brons
Vienna
Austria
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Consistently a popular vacation destination year after year, Vienna is a city where old-world European charm blends with modern-day excitement. Whether its the historic architecture, the vast array of museums, or simply the desire to see Austria's largest city, a visit to Vienna is sure to result in a desire to come back again. Plan your Austrian adventure with EscapeWizard.com and come experience what has been rated as one of the top 25 most livable cities!
   
The city is conveniently served by the Vienna International Airport (VIE), located just 11 miles southeast of central Vienna. Austria's largest airport, VIE services millions of passengers each year. Book your flight to Vienna through EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and enjoy our great low rates on airfare! We can help with hotels, too, just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and select your preferred lodging accommodations.

With Vienna's lengthy history and generous population of both locals and tourists, the city has a number of fantastic attractions. EscapeWizard.com enthusiastically recommends a visit to Tiergarten Schonbrunn, the Vienna Zoo. Founded in 1752, this is the oldest zoo in the world and today dedicates itself to preservation of species and nature conservation. In addition to being the first zoo to birth an elephant in captivity, Vienna Zoo is one of the few zoos anywhere in the world to house giant pandas. This is truly a special venue not to be missed! Since we're on the subject of animals, be sure to include a visit to the Spanish Riding School of Vienna into your vacation. These world-famous Lipizzan horses perform classical dressage built over four centuries of tradition, and the school is a popular tourist destination.    

EscapeWizard.com is a big fan of encouraging you to visit museums during your travels, and Vienna has one of the largest collections of them in Europe. With more than 100 art museums alone, there's sure to be a venue to satisfy any interest! Particularly popular museums include Leopold Museum, Belvedere, Albertina, KunstHausWien and the twin Kunsthistorisches and Naturhistorisches Museum. Additionally, the famous composer known as Beethoven has residences around the city and a grave at Zentralfriedhof, where a number of well-known people have been laid to rest. Beyond this, impressive architecture can be found among buildings all over Vienna, and the many park facilities offer additional options to take in the local culture. Visit Stadtpark, the Burggarten, Volksgarten, Schlosspark, or Augarten just to name a few. Vienna's generous greenspaces make this city a place sure to entice you to stay outside as much as possible and take in that fresh Alpine air!    

We know that sampling unique cuisine can often be one of the most exciting parts of traveling, and EscapeWizard.com assures you that Vienna will not disappoint! Traditional local fare includes wiener schnitzel, which is a flattened veal cutlet bread and fried in butter; tafelspitz, a lean boiled beef; as well as sausages like frankfurters and burenwursts. Vienna is also widely known for its delicious desserts, so be sure to save room for authentic hot apple strudel, sweet pancakes, fruit-filled dumplings, and sachertorte, a dry chocolate cake with apricot jam. Wash down the delicious food with fine wines from local vineyards or grab a beer at one of the city's plentiful classic Austrian pubs known as a Beisl. Coffee also plays a prominent role in Viennese culture, so be sure to slip into a cozy cafe and get your caffeine fix in a classic Austrian espresso bar.    

For a memorable, scenic European vacation destination, look no further than Vienna! This beautiful city has all the history and excitement travelers crave, enhanced by friendly locals and a wealth of entertainment options. Book your trip to Vienna with EscapeWizard.com and come see what makes this city so memorable!
Hotels in Vienna
By Teeta Braza
Hotel Imperial Vienna
Kärntner Ring 16, 1015 Vienna, Austria
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Hotel Imperial in Vienna Austria is located 9.94 miles / 16 km from Vienna International Airport (VIE). It is in the heart of the city. Just a walking distance away are places like the Vienna State Opera, the Musikverein, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Check-in time is 3 p.m. The City Airport Train is available 7 days a week from 6:05 a.m. - 11:35 p.m. to get from the airport to the hotel. Taxi and private car transfer are other ways to get there from the airport. Both are available 24 hours a day. Reservations are required if you want to rent a car at the airport.

There are eight categories of rooms depending on your space and bedding preferences: Classic Room; Deluxe Room; Imperial Junior Suite; Executive Junior Suite and Elisabeth Suite; Maisonette Suite; Premiere Suite; and Royal Suite. Some amenities include complimentary high speed internet in all rooms, cable channels, DVD / CD player, daily newspaper and magazines, in-room movies (fee), desk and chair. Bathrobes and slippers are available as well as hair dryers, drying line in showers, shoe shine basket, sewing kit, and in-room safe. Some services available are nightly turndown service, wake up service, butler service, and 24-hour room service. Some amenities may not be available and fees may apply on certain amenities or services.

Being in the heart of the city, Hotel Imperial has many local attractions which are less than 5 miles / 8 km away. This includes Fiaker Tour and Casino Austria. There are many places nearby and a concierge team is available 24 hours a day to assist you. The concierge team and the reception are also available to assist you at the business center. The fitness and health studio includes sauna and changing rooms, and it is located on the roof. There are three restaurants at Hotel Imperial. Cafe Imperial is casual and open from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Opus is "jacket required" and open from 6 p.m.  - 12 a.m. 1873 HalleNsalon is casual with sophistication and open from 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Check-out is at 12 p.m. and express check-out is available. Book your stay at Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Vienna
By Francisca Ramirez
Hotel Bristol
Karntner Ring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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Built in 1892, Hotel Bristol offers guests luxurious accommodations conveniently located in the center of Vienna’s cultural, business and shopping districts and twenty minutes from the Vienna International Airport. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and those wishing for an ultra-convenient experience are welcome to use Luggage Liaison, a Luxury Collection Service offered by the hotel. With Luggage Liaison, guests’ luggage is shipped ahead of their arrival, with the options to have their luggage stored, placed in their accommodations ahead of time or even have their belongings unpacked.

The accommodations of Hotel Bristol are nothing short of opulent. The amenities available in a standard room at the hotel include with 32-inch flat screen TVs with cable, complimentary Internet access, a daily newspaper delivered to the room and 24-hour dine-in service, along with ergonomic desks and chairs provided to make a comfortable workspace. As a feature of Hotel Bristol’s Signature Luxury Collection, a standard room comes with queen-sized beds, marble bathrooms, a sitting area and connecting rooms upon request.

The hotel’s Restaurant Bristol is a gourmet establishment specializing in both local and international cuisine, seeking to suit all tastes in a well-lit, spacious atmosphere.  A variety of cardio and resistance machines are housed in the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center; located on the hotel’s top floor, it gives those exercising an expansive view of the Vienna State Opera House and the city beyond. Guests traveling for business or leisure can arrange with the hotel’s extensive limousine service for rides to and from touring destinations and the nearly 20 corporate offices located in the city.

A stay at Hotel Bristol offers guests an ideal luxury experience in a historic hotel that offers contemporary amenities, top-notch service and shuttle rides to and from nearby airports. Conveniently located from dozens of destinations including tourist attractions, universities, museums and more, come for a stay in a city steeped in history! Reserve your room or suite at Hotel Bristol today: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Vienna
By Sandy O'Neal
InterContinental Vienna
Johannesgasse 28, Vienna, 1037, Austria
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Whether you are traveling in the Vienna area for business or pleasure, you will find the Intercontinental Hotel conveniently located just 25 miles from the Vienna Airport and within walking distance of shopping at Kaernterner Strasse and Graven streets. If you are traveling to the area by air, you can arrange a hotel limousine to transport you to and from the airport and service is available 24 hours a day. Check in is at 3:00 p.m. and check out is at noon. Non-smoking rooms are available.

There are 458 elegant guest rooms and suites reaching 12 floors. You can select a traditional guest room or indulge yourself with some additional space and luxury with a suite. Room amenities may vary depending on your room selection. Typical room amenities include internet browser TV, premium cable, in-room movies, work desk with lamp, mini bar, coffee and tea maker, and in room safe. 

Keep up with your conditioning routine while traveling with a visit to the Quo Vadis state-of-the-art fitness center which is open 24 hours. Here you will find a steam bath, sauna, solarium, and personal fitness trainers. After that grueling workout, why not schedule a massage.

Business travelers can take advantage of the business center which has a PC available, e-mail and internet capabilities, copier, printer and facsimile. If you are looking for a location to host a conference or group event, you look no further.  The hotel has 18 meeting rooms with more than 24,000 square feet of space for your event. There are professionals on staff to help make sure you event is perfect in every way. Catering services are available to serve up to 5,000 people at a location of your choice. 

Dining is available onsite at the MediterraNeo restaurant. You can savor Viennese and Mediterranean cuisine, and enjoy the local and seasonal fares.  The restaurant offers a splendid breakfast buffet. You can enjoy cocktails and live music at the Intermezzo Bar while nibbling on snacks. If you are looking for place to relax, or chat with friends over coffee and pastries, you must stop by the Café Vienna located in the lobby.
 
The Intercontinental Hotel in Vienna is an experience like no other and comes highly recommended by EscapeWizard.com. Book your next stay by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Vienna
By Sarah Hay
Hilton Vienna Danube
Handelskai 269, Vienna, Austria
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Explore the beauty and grandeur of the majestic city of Vienna, while staying directly above the River Danube, at the Hilton Vienna Danube. Close to downtown Vienna, and just 20 minutes from Vienna International Airport, the hotel is near a host of local attractions, and is within walking distance of the Metro Station. The Museum Quarter, Ernst Happel Stadium, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral are all nearby, as is the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Prater Park and Giant Ferris Wheel.

The 367 guest rooms, suites and executive rooms at the Hilton Vienna offer such standard amenities as 37” HD LCD televisions, work desks, dual-line speakerphones with data ports, bathroom telephones, mini bars and wireless Internet access (for a fee). Suites include bathrobes and slippers, coffeemakers and trouser presses. Deluxe and Executive rooms have large windows and Danube views, and guests of these rooms have access to the Executive Lounge, with free drinks, snacks and breakfasts. Check-in is 2 p.m., and check-out is 12 p.m. Pets are allowed, for a slight fee.

For your convenience, the Hilton Vienna offers an outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room, as well as a sauna, solarium, volleyball court and walking track. There is a convenience store, gift shop, news stand and clothing store on site. Local transportation is available, as is a babysitting service, along with cribs, high chairs, a children’s menu and even children’s activities. There is a bar and lounge at the hotel, along with a waterfront restaurant and terrace.

There is a business center at the Hilton, featuring printer, fax, modem, copying, printing, video phones and video messaging, secretarial services and audio/visual equipment rentals. For events, there are 13 flexible meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 350 people, and receptions for up to 250 guests can be held in the foyer. When your travels bring you to Vienna, stay at the Hilton Vienna Danube, and allow the experts at EscapeWizard.com to secure a great rate, by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Vienna
By Chrystyne Jackson
Le Meridien Vienna
Opernring 13, Vienna, Austria
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Vienna is a magical blend of contemporary and historical. When visiting this vibrant city, make your experience complete by staying at Le Méridien Vienna. This location boasts 269 guestrooms and 25 suites. It sits on the edge of the Ringstrasse, the hottest shopping and entertainment area in Vienna. Check in is at 2 p.m. and check out is at 12 p.m.

The comfortable rooms range from the 323-square foot Superior Room to the 807-square foot Executive Suite. All rooms have high speed internet access available. They have 107cm plasma televisions. The luxurious bathrooms feature power showers and separate bathtubs, as well as heated towel racks. Luxurious robes and slippers are provided. All rooms feature a refreshment center, including complimentary bottled water.

Guests at the hotel will appreciate working out in the state of the art fitness centre, with the latest in cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights. There is an indoor pool. After your workout you can relax in the sauna and steam room. Runners can enjoy the jogging path in the park adjacent to the hotel. You can have a light meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Le Moet. Restaurant Shambala and Shambala Bar features international fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as an extensive cocktail selection. There is currency exchange on site. Scooter and car rental services are also available. Le Méridien is within walking distance of the Vienna State Opera, Imperial Hofburg Palace, Albertine, Secession, and the Museumquartier. For those who enjoy trying their luck, it is less than a mile to Casino Austria.

While in Vienna, make your stay memorable by choosing Le Méridien Vienna as your home away from home. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.