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welcoming spaces. Fast, free Wi-Fi and outlets are ubiquitous, appealing to tech-savvy travelers. Welcome to Vienna’s smart hotel But what or who is ‘Schani’? In traditional Viennese restaurant culture,‘Schani’meant the friendly waiter who read the desires from the guests’ eyes. ‘Schani set up the garden!’was a common command, and the Schani brought chairs, tables and flower boxes out in the front of the restaurant to make the guests feel right at home in their ‘Schanigarden’. Starting from this premise of Viennese hospitality, the philosophy of Hotel Schani is based on five key values: openness, accessibility, community, sustainability, and collaboration. A new and old approach Situated in the center of the city, in the Belvedere district, Hotel Schani is the perfect medley of classic and modern hotel business: Classic - in terms of honoring the Austrian traditions of providing the best service, comfort and enjoyability. Modern – in terms of the sustainable design, the bohemian philosophy and the community working aspects. Excellence as a family tradition

its conceptual outlook by offering and encouraging a creative and entrepreneurial environment. Hotel Schani wants its guests to incorporate the energy and buzz of coworking into their lodging experience.“The full-fledged, co-working space in the lobby includes 20 single work spaces, working stations and three seminar and event rooms. The comfortable seats in the lobby can be used free of any charge,”explains the management.

from Vienna International Airport, the hotel is easily accessible by foot, public transport, high speed trains and car. www.hotelschani.com

Below: Lobby at night Lounge area Hotel bar Room

The spacious, light-flooded rooms (135 rooms, including ten maisonettes) all feature modern furniture, superior mattresses and warm colours. The perks of Hotel Schani include the mobile check-in and check-out for reservations, having the room key on your smartphone, the multifunctional lobby, the ‘Greissler’, a charming store in the lobby area offering authenticViennese products, and the ‘green oasis’ Schani-Garden, which will be completed soon. Visiting Vienna Either for business purposes, conferences or a longer holiday, the city’s newest hotel is the right destination to unwind. Vienna is packed with imperial history; at the same time it has exciting contemporary museums, lively eating and nightlife scenes and many quiet corners to explore. Vienna is a city where postmodernist and contemporary architectural designs contrast and fuse with sustainable and ecological values. And this also applies to the Hotel Schani.

For the owners, theViennese hotelier family Komarek, it is the second business venture. For three generations, they have been successfully operating the environment hotel Gallitzinberg on the Wilheminenberg inVienna’s 16th district. Now, Benedikt Komarek, the youngest son, is continuing the family’s successful hotelier tradition with this 21st century hotel.“Hotel Schani Wien combinesViennese tradition and the modern in a unique way, not found anywhere else. Here, you will encounter local Viennese expressions and traditional elements ofViennese culture, but you will also experience the Vienna of the future through temporary exhibitions and local artists,”explain the owners.

A lot of thought – and love – went into the construction of the hotel. The forwardthinking design, usability, sustainability and innovative reservation mechanisms were developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer IAO and the architects Gabriel Kacerovsky from archisphere. Hotel Schani has been recognised with the Green Building Award by the European Commission, and with the Hotel & Design Award for Hotelier/Architektur 2015.

Spaces to work, relax and enjoy

Getting there

The bohemian hotel has also created a workspace at the hotel lobby that expresses

Conveniently located just 100 metres from Vienna’s Central Station and 18 minutes

Award-winning design

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Discover Germany | Issue 28 | July 2015  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business. Cover Feature: Sandra Bullock

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Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business. Cover Feature: Sandra Bullock

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