Experience the Grandeur of Central Europe’s Capital Cities
A luxurious journey through Prague, Vienna and Budapest
It’s a part of the world that’s steeped in fairytale-style history: Central Europe, through which the Danube River flows as a silver, border-spanning bloodline. From centuries-old royal houses to colorful Baroque churches to indelible legacies of music, theater, sport, and more, this region was home to Mozart and Beethoven, the birthplace of Franz Kafka, and the site of some of humanity’s most sprawling and expansive palaces.
Old World Grandeur in Vienna
Vienna, the grand capital of Austria, holds over fifty theaters and opera houses; it was where Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss all completed their masterworks. From delicious food (schnitzel, anyone?) to enormous palaces, such as the Schönbrunn, visiting Vienna feels like time-traveling into a glorious, lost era. Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna is housed in a 19th century building. Each of its chambers is furnished with Austrian antiques, and all have walls that are lined in sumptuous silk and bathrooms rendered in pristine marble. Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna was built in 1892 and is finished with an Art Deco style. Both are ideal launching pads for exploring Vienna’s most iconic attractions.
Reverence and Relaxation in Prague
Standing prominently in Prague’s famed Lesser Neighborhood, Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague, is just a stone’s throw away from some of the Czech capital’s most storied sites: Prague Castle, the Muzeum Franz Kafky, and the Charles Bridge (which, spanning the Vltava River, is guarded by figurines of Catholic saints). The hotel itself is connected to a 13th Century Augustine monastery, where monks still practice, imbuing the property with a sense of tranquility and peace. In the City of 100 Spires, Augustine serves as a peaceful and distinguished gateway to Prague’s abounding history.
A Belle Époque Moment in Budapest
Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest can be found in Hungary’s incomparable Budapest. Gracefully split by the Danube River, Budapest has something of a seaside feel, despite being situated in the rolling hills of the Hungarian plateau. Matild Palace is located just to the east of the Danube in a spectacular Belle Epoque building commissioned over a century ago, in 1902; it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is protected as a national monument. A must-do while in town: walking up to the picturesque and commanding Buda Castle, with views back over the city and the expansive, sprawling hills around it.
Experience This Itinerary
History, tradition, luxury and romance in perfect harmony. Tastefully furnished with precious, authentic antiques, walls cocooned in jewel-toned silk, and bathrooms made of marble, Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna’s 79 rooms and 59 suites blend the timeless elegance of 19th Century Vienna with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.
Matild Palace welcomes guests with the distinctive ambiance of its Hungarian heritage. Built in 1902, the palace was developed under the patronage of Her Imperial and Royal Highness Maria Klotild of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to serve as the social hub of Budapest. Today this transformed UNESCO world heritage site serves as the most spectacular gateway to exploring the magic of Budapest.
The Hotel Bristol Vienna, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is located in the heart of the city adjacent to the Vienna State Opera and in close proximity to all major sights. The Bristol—an art deco gem—has been one of Vienna’s prime addresses ever since 1892 and serves as a living example of Viennese charm and personalized service.
Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague is an oasis in the heart of the city. Conveniently located in the center of Prague’s fabled Lesser Town district, right below Prague Castle and just steps away from Charles Bridge, this hotel offers unparalleled access to Prague’s history, character and beauty.