Le Meridien

Le Méridien Vienna

The lobby features Arrival Artwork by France-based Chinese artist and LM100™ member An Xiaotong


An Executive Guestroom, with a handcrafted headboard. Made from an etched glass panel, it features an illuminated coffee cup design

An Executive Guestroom, with a headboard featuring architectural detailing

The historical staircase at Le Méridien Vienna

A detail of the staircase

An Executive Guestroom

Le Méridien Vienna overlooks Schillerpark, behind the Academy of Fine Arts

The lobby features Arrival Artwork by France-based Chinese artist and LM100™ member An Xiaotong


We didn’t need consultants Mercer to tell us that Vienna tops the poll of cities offering the best quality of life. Any metropolis that can pull off the idiosyncratic mix of lifestyle, fancy gateaux and belle-époque architecture with Gustav Klimt and a vibrant contemporary design and arts scene gets our vote. Located on a leafy boulevard right in the heart of the city, Le Méridien Vienna eschews the city’s predilection for Straussian excess in favour of an understated palette of muted colours, terrific pop art and stainless-steel and frosted glass finishes. The basement lap pool and hot tub are welcome wind-downs after a day wandering through the Austrian capital’s grand palaces and parks. And, with the complimentary free access courtesy of the hotel’s Unlock Art™ programme, a visit to Vienna Secession, the world’s oldest independent art institute, is an ideal way to explore the city’s richly endowed art scene alongside international exhibitions.


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Le Méridien Vienna Opernring 13, Vienna 1010, Austria (43)(1) 588900

About Le Méridien

When Starwood Hotels acquired Le Méridien in 2005, it immediately set about injecting the group’s French heritage with a jolt of cultural modernity. With more than 100 properties in 50 countries worldwide, the project was ambitious, but with creative input from Le Méridien’s cultural curator Jérôme Sans, the result is an intelligent synthesis of individually distinct properties within their respective cultural settings. Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts have been transformed into staging areas for contemporary artworks by both established and up-and-coming artists and through partnerships with local cultural institutions, the group has forged a place for itself at the core of the art world. Via the Unlock Art™ programme, guests’ key cards designed by LM100™ members are literally a complimentary ticket to a city’s leading art forums. By any measure, the group’s elevation of the quotidian hotel experience into a cultural one is inspirational.