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Vienna – April 2016: By the time the temperatures in Vienna creep up to the 30°C mark in May, the city has already unofficially rung in the summer. The summer season should best be spent in one place in Vienna: outdoors. Whether high above the rooftops looking across the city, or in one of Vienna’s popular cafés, in the imperial gardens or at the traditional Viennese markets – The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna offers its guests a wide range of exclusive culinary highlights in the summer.

Luxurious city oasis high above Vienna’s rooftops

On the 8th floor of the luxury hotel, guests can find an exclusive city oasis where they can cool down and get refreshed during the sweltering summer months. The Atmosphere Rooftop Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is the perfect place to end the afternoon Mediterranean-style, or watch the sun setting over Vienna’s cityscape with a glass of fine champagne, or gaze at the star-studded sky while sipping refreshing bespoke cocktails. Once a week guests at the Atmosphere Rooftop Bar can also enjoy the house beats of a live DJ.

Creative cocktails right on Vienna¡¯s famous Ring Boulevard

Since it opened, the D-bar in The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, which was named Austria¡¯s best hotel bar, has been offering its guests a direct view of Vienna¡¯s famous Ring Boulevard. From June 2016, the bar will be making use of the exclusive pavement in front of it on balmy summer evenings. The D-bar¡¯s pavement caf¨¦ will be one of the city¡¯s newest hotspots and the ideal place to enjoy creative, molecular-influenced drinks as well as mature, cask-aged cocktails and fine cigars.

Regeneration in the elegant imperial greenery in the middle of the city

Just a short walk from The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is the well-loved Stadtpark, where people can escape the hubbub of the city and just soak up some sunshine. Spacious lawns, a pond surrounded by a great variety of plants, and a sea of flowers all come together to form an oasis of tranquillity right in the heart of the city. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is happy to provide its guests with an exclusive picnic hamper that leaves nothing to be desired ¨C a culinary summer highlight with a difference.

Exclusive culinary tour with the chef

Together with Austrian chef Andreas Mahl, guests staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna can now throw themselves straight into the hustle and bustle of Vienna¡¯s Naschmarkt. Andreas Mahl personally guides the participants of this culinary tour of more than 120 market stalls and gives advice on finding the best Viennese specialities and international delicatessen. Equipped with the expertise and insider tips from the local top chef, choosing the best items from the wide selection of the famous market is a piece of cake. After the shopping tour, guests can enjoy international treats under the open sky at one of the charming little market stalls or at a nearby restaurant or bar.

Arabian nights at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

An exciting gastronomy concept between Vienna and Dubai is in store for guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna in July and August. In collaboration with The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, the Executive Chef of the Arabian Restaurant - Hussam Al Hariri - will bring some Arabian flair to the Viennese hotel’s culinary offer and creating an intriguing fusion of traditional Austrian and Arabian cuisine. Various Arabian-flavoured events in a luxurious setting are yet another highlight for guests visiting Vienna in the summer.