THE HISTORY OF OUR DESIGN- A CONNECTION OF TRADITION AND MODERNITY
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna has a very special character and is built in the architectual style called historicism, which is embracing older styles such as the Renaissance or Romanticism, while already implementing the simultaneous development of the art nouveau. From the outside you can see the historical building, which is combined with a contemporary, luxurious interior reflecting its surrounding. The influence of the Ring Boulevard on the design can easily be seen by the round, wooden elements such as the chandeliers in the Lobby reflecting the shape of the Ring Boulevard and the many trees lining the boulevard respectively. The pictures of leaves shown on the back wall of the Melounge Lobby Lounge also depict the trees of the Ring Boulevard. The horse paintings reflect the Viennese Horse Culture as the world- famous Spanish Riding School and the beloved horse carriages, named “Fiaker” by the Viennese. Furthermore, the gold on the ceiling, with an estimated value of € 30,000, in the Melounge Lobby Lounge derives from the safe of the former bank “Giro Kreditanstalt”, which was previously situated in the house.