Location. Le Meridien Wien hotel is on the Ringstrasse boulevard in Vienna, Austria, opposite the State Opera and one block from the Albertina gallery. The hotel is within 500 metres of mosaic-tiled St Stephen's Cathedral. Vienna International Airport (VIE) is 16 kilometres away.
Hotel Features. The white-floored lobby encapsulates the hotel's futuristic design with dark-pink walls, abstract art and translucent curtains suspended above cream leather sofas.
Soft light pours through the half-glass roof at Shambala Restaurant, which serves French fusion cuisine. The restaurant is furnished with pink-hued chairs and cream screens. Bistro-style Café Boulevard overlooks Ringstrasse boulevard and offers Viennese cakes and speciality coffees. There's an array of books to browse in its library. Blue strip lighting and holograms illuminate the avant-garde Shambala Bar, where guests can retreat to white leather booths to sip the bar's signature Cosmopolitans.
Le Meridien Wien has eight conference rooms and offers business services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas.
The health club comprises a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment, indoor swimming pool, jetted tub, steam room, solarium and sauna with lighting that changes colour.
Guestrooms. Le Meridien Wien's 294 guestrooms fuse modern art and technology, combining pale wood with stainless steel and frosted glass. Decorated with back-lit artwork, all rooms are furnished with cream leather chaise-longues and armchairs. Rooms all have complimentary high-speed Internet connections, 42-inch plasma televisions, safes and minibars with complimentary beer and juice. The contemporary bathrooms have three- headed power showers and heated floors.
Expert Tip. Burggarten park, opposite the hotel, boasts a Victorian butterfly house, where the café is famed for its Viennese hot chocolate with rum.