Nestled on a bustling corner in the heart of Vienna’s historic First District, Hotel Lamée transports travelers into Austria’s elegant past. Caught in the beautiful midst of Austria’s cultural hub, this boutique hotel is just a short stroll away from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the city’s holiest building, Hofburg, the former palace of Habsburg royalty, Café Central, once frequented by Trotsky, and other historic, quintessential landmarks.
Inspired by twentieth century, Austrian-American actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, Hotel Lamée’s interior design reincarnates her spirit– combining innovation and ‘Old Hollywood’ glamour in a classic Viennese way. To create such ambiance, Art Deco wood cabinets and wall panelings, velvet fuschia couches, and spherical tasseled lamps–each remincient of Europe’s Orient Express train– embellish all thirty-two rooms. Cloud-like mattresses, plush pillows, sheer gold curtains, brown marble baths, and Molton Brown body products emulate Hedy Lamarr’s chic Viennese repertoire. While all of Lamée’s guest rooms are supremely swanky, number 83 –a deluxe suite– is coveted for its unobstructed, dignified view of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
The swank does not end with Lamée’s interior design. Situated on the main floor, Café Bar Bloom fuses Hedy Lamarr-inspired elegance with quintessentially quaint café charm. Once again, colorful patterned upholstery and gold finishing complement Art Deco wood paneling and brown marble floors. The bistro’s intimate size is expanded by floor to ceiling windows, which open to the street, immersing guests into the effervescent city centre.
Located on the eighth floor is Lamée Rooftop. This eclectically colorful terrace is beloved by travelers and locals alike for its bold, geometric style and panoramic city views. Black and white zigzag floors–echoing Viennese painter Gustav Klimt’s artistic style– clash pleasantly against baby blue and white striped walls; seasonally changing umbrella designs help set the mood; and varying shades of pink, yellow, and blue prism tables further dynamicize the eye-catching space. Standing out amongst the terrace’s lively facade is its scenic visibility. With views of Vienna City Hall’s gothic architecture, St. Peter’s Church’s seafoam green dome, and St. Stephen Cathedral’s vivid roof tiles, a sunset atop Lamée Rooftop should not be missed.