Do & Co Hotel
The hotel occupies the top four floors of Haas Haus, a cylindrical, concrete-and-mirrored-glass postmodern landmark dropped into the heart of the centuries-old former capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Hans Hollein. The rooms and suites have dramatic curved walls and a dramatic Turkish-inflected interior, with silver filigree nightstands, kilim bedcovers, and a hammam-style spa. Why the detour to Asia Minor? Europeans love insider allusions, and Vienna was besieged by the Turks in 1529. Plus, Do & Co just happens to be owned by Istanbul native Attila Dogudan, a restaurant mogul known for his toffee-colored dining establishment in Stephansplatz. General manager Albrecht Clary says guests can expect the hotel's room service menu to have "everything from schnitzel to sushi." Book the Bernie Suite for the best view in the house.
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