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Suite of the week: Royal Suite at the Hotel Imperial, Vienna

Suite name: Royal Suite
Hotel:  Hotel Imperial, Vienna
Size of accommodation: 160 sq m
Cost per night: 4,350 euros
Who’s stayed there?   Crowned heads and state guests, personalities and celebrities from the worlds of arts and politics, such as Richard Wagner, Queen Elisabeth II, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Thomas Mann, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, etc.
What makes it special? Exquisite crystal chandeliers glitter from seven-metre high stucco-decorated ceilings casting the former private chambers of the Prince of Wuerttemberg in sparkling aristocratic flair.

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Today’s Royal Suites were once the private apartments of the palace’s owner, Phillip of Wurttemberg. Exquisite crystal chandeliers glitter from seven-metre high stucco-decorated ceilings casting the rooms in sparkling aristocratic flair. Crowned heads and state guests, artists and megastars of three centuries have ascended the famed princely staircase to enter a world of polished elegance.

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Precious appointments, marble bathrooms and walls upholstered in silk: the Royal Suites present themselves in the manner of Schönbrunn palace on over 160 square metres. With three bedrooms each, the impressive suites occupy the entire front of the Imperial’s belle étage, or first floor.

The masterfully crafted star-patterned parquet floors seem to creak with respect. Like the original antique porcelain ovens, the floors have been preserved and carefully restored. Padded double folding doors open onto the spacious bedroom and salon flooded with light.

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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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