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- Gault Millau 2013: Grand Hotel Wien celebrates four toques22 October 2012
The most important Austrian gourmet guide Gault Millau has awarded two toques each to the Grand Hotel Wien Gourmet Restaurants Unkai and Le Ciel. With these ratings in the 2013 issue of the guide the two restaurants have once again reasserted their positions among the best restaurants in town.
- Maid-Made: New GRAND Housekeeping Uniforms15 October 2012
The housekeepers are in more direct contact with the guests than anyone else, and this makes their responsibilities among the most important in any hotel operation. Every day, the approximately 30-person housekeeping team at the Grand Hotel Wien makes sure that the guest rooms and suites are impeccably clean and perfectly comfortable. In recognition of their importance, the housemaids and housemen now have new, royal blue uniforms.
- Smart Guide Vienna11 October 2012
New at the Grand Hotel Wien: the ultimate multi-media guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Vienna Inner City. Choose your customized city walk with 30 sights, three hours of infotainment, numerous photos, historic film clips and more than 20 music titles.
- 2012 Golden Tea Leaf for the Grand Hotel Wien09 October 2012
The Grand Hotel Wien is the winner of the 2012 Golden Tea Leaf for Vienna. Once a year, tea purveyor Teekanne and gourmet guide Gault Millau award the renowned prize to hospitality businesses that offer specialty teas to their guests.
- The teppanyaki experience at Unkai05 June 2012
Teppanyaki - an experience that is much more than simply going out for dinner. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan, which means iron plate, and yaki, which means grilled, broiled or pan-fried. At Restaurant Unkai on the 7th floor of the Grand Hotel Wien these two Japanese words combined create a one of a kind culinary experience.
- 36 new Superior Rooms at the Grand Hotel Wien30 May 2012
The Superior category rooms at the Grand Hotel Wien have already been offering their occupants warmth, comfort, and luxury for many years. Last year, 36 rooms of the Superior category have been completely renovated and refurbished and are now presenting themselves in a new design dominated by the color red.
- Eis and the city14 May 2012
Summer, sun and ice cream. In 2011 the Eis-Greissler started its first ice cream parlor in Vienna and the organic ice cream instantly became a sensation in the city. This summer, the legendary ice cream for the first time will be available at the Grand Hotel Wien.
- FK Austria Wien catering contract renewed19 April 2012
The Viennese football club FK Austria Wien and the Grand Hotel Wien have signed a new contract to renew their cooperation for four more years until June 2016. Thus, the Grand Hotel Wien will continue to take care of the gastronomic well-being of all visitors to the GENERALI-arena. Furthermore, the five star hotel will resume to be the official team hotel before home matches and the venue for many other events of the violets.
- Le Ciel Lunch: Lucky Thirteen12 April 2012
Each lunch course at the award-winning restaurant Le Ciel on the 7th floor of the Grand Hotel Wien is now available for 13 euros only. Appetizer, soup, fish dish, meat dish, or dessert: It is your choice how many and which courses you would like - and you will only pay 13 euros each. Plus, there is no cover charge. The unique Le Ciel at the Grand Hotel Wien looks forward to your visit - thirteen times and more.
- Jacqueline Pfeiffer (Le Ciel): Chef of the Year 201215 February 2012
Jacqueline Pfeiffer, head chef at Le Ciel, is Austria's Chef of the Year 2012. The coveted S.Pellegrino Culinary Selection award was presented to the young star chef this February at a festive gala in Munich. More than sixty top chefs with a combined total of about one hundred stars were present at the award ceremony.
- New sake sommelier at Unkai06 February 2012
Next to extraordinarily delicious Japanese cuisine, the Gourmet Restaurant Unkai on the 7th floor of the Grand Hotel Wien now offer a large variety of high-quality sake specialities accompanied by the guidance of a sake sommelier. Jelena Harms-Tisma, who has been responsible for the wine selection at Unkai for some time, just completed her training as a sake sommelier and has developed a special sake list for the restaurant.
- Grand Hotel Wien Gift Vouchers05 January 2012
Be it a 5-course dinner in an exclusive restaurant or a delicious Grand Guglhupf cake; be it a luxurious stay at our 5-star luxury hotel or a Klimt holiday in Vienna - with the Grand Hotel Wien vouchers you are above all giving one thing: pleasurable memories.
- Christmas Time at the Grand Hotel Wien07 December 2011
Vienna during the holiday season is something truly special. At the Grand Hotel Wien, we do our utmost to ensure that our guests enjoy this unforgettably atmospheric time of the year.
- New Year’s Eve gala at the Quadrille28 November 2011
Enjoy an unforgettable New Year's Eve in the elegant atmosphere of the Grand Hotel Wien. The tradition-rich 5-star deluxe hotel offers entertainment with music, dancing and culinary delicacies until dawn. One most scintillating highlight is the gala night at the ballroom Quadrille.
- Grand Hotel Wien supports the Global Social Business Summit 201102 November 2011
Each year, the Global Social Business Summit brings together pioneers from the worldwide social business movement active in the entrepreneurial, political, NGO, and academic sectors. This year's summit will take place in Vienna from November 10 to 12, 2011. The event offers a unique opportunity to network with others about social business and gain deeper understanding of the subject.
- Grand Hotel Wien voted best hotel in Austria20 October 2011
The readers of the renowned US travel magazine Condé Nast have chosen the Grand Hotel Wien best hotel in Austria. The historical luxury hotel at the famous boulevard Ringstrasse was voted number 1 hotel in Austria and 14th in northern Europe.
- Gault Millau 2012: Grand Hotel Wien celebrates four toques19 October 2011
The most esteemed and influential gourmet guide in Austria, Gault Millau has awarded two toques each to the Grand Hotel Wien Gourmet Restaurants Unkai and Le Ciel. Published in the 2012 issue of the guide, the two restaurants have once again reasserted their positions among the best restaurants in town.
- New GRAND Uniforms30 August 2011
Bellboys and doormen are two of the most traditional professions in the world of hotels. Befitting their significant role, the ten bellboys and doormen at the Grand Hotel Wien have donned new attire for their guests. The new uniforms, designed and tailored by the Vienna fashion company Maxa, are characterized by muted elegance in royal Grand blue.
- Centennial of FK Austria Wien30 July 2011
The hotel has teamed up with one of Austria's most successful football clubs, FK Austria Wien. On the occasion of this internationally successful club's one hundredth birthday, the team competed against the all-stars of ex-soccer star Luis Figo's Foundation on June 17th. For the benefit game, the crème de la crème of international football could be welcomed in Vienna and the Grand Hotel Wien.
- Schanigarten Season in Vienna10 April 2011
Finally they are back: the Schanigarten Season in Vienna has begun and the city's outdoor cafés have opend. Vienna's Schanigarten restaurants look back on a tradition that dates back to the 18th century and are very popular to this day. Some of the nicest gardens of the city in the best locations can be enjoyed at the Grand Hotel Wien and The Ring Hotel.
- New Grand Fragrance09 April 2011
We all know how much the experience of smell affects our sense of well-being. With this in mind, we are now scenting the hallways and public areas in the Grand Hotel Wien with a room fragrance specially created for the hotel.
- Unkai shines in new splendor08 September 2010
Old strong points clad in a new Kimono - that's how the changes of new Unkai are summed up at best.
- Lake´s opens in Pörtschach am Wörthersee07 July 2010
In July 2010, JJW Hotels & Resorts opens Lake´s – my lake hotel in the lovely 'Pörtschach am Wörthersee' offering a one-of-a-kind lakeside holiday experience: 70 studios and suites and 2 Penthouses present their guests casual luxury and an elegant and private ambience in the best 'Sommerfrische' tradition.
- 140 Years of the Grand Hotel Wien23 June 2010
In 2010, a legendary Viennese luxury hotel is celebrating its 140th anniversary. The Grand Hotel Wien looks back at a remarkable history with glamorous and turbulent times, with crowned heads and dramatic affairs, with culinary and musical highlights - but above all, with hundreds of thousands of guests who filled the venerable edifice with life.
- The hotel ‘gardens’ have opened01 April 2010
From March until October the so-called ‘Schanigarten-tradition' plays an essential role in everyday life in Vienna. Tables are set up on the sidewalks and people rejoice in sitting in these ‘gardens' in front of the cafés and coffeehouses and enjoy small snacks and drinks.
- K Hotels International presented29 March 2010
Starting in 2010, a new, seminal cooperation will enrich the hotel market: The Austrian subsidiary of JJW Hotels & Resorts, owner and operator of Grand Hotel Wien and Hotel The Ring, and the American hotel representation company K Hotels are kicking off the strong partnership "K Hotels International".
- Guglhupf designed by Gustav Klimt19 January 2010
A work of art inside and outside: the Grand Hotel Wien in cooperation with the Austrian Gallery Belvedere now offers a special "Guglhupf-Box" edition. For a short period of time, Klimt’s painting "The Kiss" is decorating the box of the delicious Grand Hotel Wien Guglhupf.
- World Travel Awards 200919 November 2009
The Grand Hotel Wien has been awarded the "travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars" (© Wall Street Journal), the World Travel Award 2009, as Austria’s Leading Hotel.
- Gault Millau 2010 places the restaurants of the Grand Hotel Wien among the best ones in Austria05 November 2009
The restaurants of the Grand Hotel Wien, Le Ciel and Unkai, excelled in the annual rating of the most important Austrian gourmet guide, the Gault Millau. The restaurants, both of them situated on the 7th floor of the Grand Hotel Wien, were awarded two toques each in the 2010 ranking.
- Fundraising Dinner at the Belvedere28 September 2009
On September 11th, more than 500 guests gathered at the Belvedere for a spectacular evening in the splendor of the twenties and for the benefit of the "20er Haus". The "Grand Catering" was in charge of the fulminate catering.
- Catering contract with FK Austria Wien17 August 2009
The football club FK Austria Wien has appointed the catering department of the Grand Hotel Wien, "Grand Catering" with the catering of all home matches at the Horr Stadium for the next three years.
- Emballissimo Award12 May 2009
At this year´s “Emballissimo” award, the award ceremony of the Austrian paper industry, the Sushi Take Away Box of “Unkai Sushi” restaurant was awarded in the category “folded items”.
- Grand Hotel Wien goes Art Catering11 February 2009
With great pleasure, the Grand Hotel Wien presents its own catering department "Art Catering by Grand Hotel Wien". The well-known Viennese company "Art Catering", established by Erich Bauer, was taken over by the Grand Hotel Wien and integrated as a separate catering department.
- Sushi Cooking Courses with Head Chef Hiroshi Sakai11 February 2009
As of 2009 the popular sushi cooking courses at "Unkai" restaurant at the Grand Hotel Wien will be continued. These hands-on courses are meant for those people, who want to learn how to make sushi, maki and other Japanese dishes themselves.
- Christmas & New Year at the Grand Hotel Wien
- Grand Hotel Wien and Vienna City Marathon launch new partnership
- Afternoon Tea
- New Director of Sales & Marketing for the Austrian JJW Hotels & Resorts
- Open House at 29th September
- Suite Theater
- Le Ciel Grill Lunch
- WWF Earth Hour 2013
- New Grand Spa No605 has opened
- Horst Mayer New General Manager
- Kaiseki-Zui-un at Restaurant Unkai
- Christmas & New Year at the Grand Hotel Wien 2012
- Unkai Sushi Bar - Now Open