The Young Hotelier Award is an initiative of the General Manger Council, which is a consolidation of General Managers of Viennese five star hotels. On the 11th of April, the 15th annual Young Hotelier Award took place in Vienna with the aim to support young talents in the hospitality industry. Besides the opportunity to expand knowledge and network, a participation in the competition offers exceptional prizes such as a scholarship at the famous Cornell University with a value of 10’000€ or an MBA the Modul University Kahlenberg with a value of 25’000€. The award is separated into the Diversey and the Modul Contest.
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna offers 21st five star luxury experiences in the cultural heart of Vienna. To strengthen this positioning, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna has partnered with the Kunsthistorisches Museum to offer unique cultural packages for their guests. For the duration of the biggest exhibitions in the museum, unique packages have been established.
The Ritz-Carlton is excited to launch its latest brand initiative, #RCMemories, to draw guests into their destinations through unexpected moments and programming. A collection of experiences curated by the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton across the brand’s portfolio and inspired by the surrounding locales, #RCMemories connects guests to local culture by featuring a destination’s taste, scent, sight or sound.
For the sixth year, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna rings the summer in with the opening of the Atmosphere Rooftop Bar. This year’s concept will evolve around “Made in Austria”. Guests can enjoy finest Austrian wines, white wine spritzer, beer from local microbreweries and assorted cocktails made from the very own gin of the luxury hotel.
This year, the Falstaff editorial office has evaluated more than 250,000 votes from around 18,000 guests for the "Falstaff Restaurant Guide 2018". In addition to the categories food, service, wine list and ambience, special categories such as life's work, restaurateur of the year, service of the year, opening of the year and sommelier of the year were also evaluated. This year's coveted title of "Sommelier of the Year" was won by Sindy Kretschmar from the "Dstrikt Steakhouse" at "The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna".
On the 20th of February 2018, the Forbes Travel Guide has revealed the 2018 Star Award winners. This year marks the 60th annual list of the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas and is the largest one yet, as the Forbes Travel Guide has expanded their ratings into new destinations such as Abu Dhabi, Chengdu, Hokkaido, Marrakech, Sanya and Vienna. In Vienna only four hotels have received the prestigious Four Star Rating.
Franz Wilhelm Pichler is now joining the team of Executive Chef Andreas Mahl at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, as Executive Sous Chef. The 32-year-old was last employed in the same position at the Hotel Le Grand Bellevue at Gstaad.
The New Year starts romantic in Vienna. With hundreds of balls, stunning evening dresses, romantic horse-carriage rides and breathtakingly city walks through the Viennese Winter Wonderland the stage is also perfectly set for a memorable Valentine’s Day in Vienna. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna offers the perfect setting to becharm the significant other. With an exceptional Valentine’s BBQ, personalized Couple Spa Treatments and the most beautiful suites in town, the luxurious hotel on the Ring Boulevard offers an extraordinary Valentine’s Day experience.
Sparkling city lights, stunning evening dresses and a festive atmosphere, in Vienna, the New Year is traditionally welcomed with champagne and culinary delights, served at stands alongside the New Year’s Trail together with live acts on different stages. An even more memorable experience is, when the “Pummerin”, the large bell in the St. Stephen's Cathedral, rings in the New Year at the stroke of midnight and the famous Viennese Waltz is danced on the historic town squares. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is celebrating an exceptional New Year’s Eve this year and leaves nothing to be desired for unforgettable New Year’s Eve.
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna has developed an imaginative program around the motto "Urban Chalet" laced with much attention to the detail, a large portion of Viennese hospitality and modern chalet flair in the middle of the city for the contemplative time. Guests can come with us on a breathtaking journey through the alpine world of Austria and discover how we reinterpret the winter fairytale of Vienna innovative and modern.