Built as a hotel for the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873, the luxurious Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna can be found right on the famous Ringstraße boulevard in the heart of the city, 10 minutes´ walk from St. Stephen´s Cathedral. Re-opened in March 2013, it has 2 restaurants, a bar and an exclusive spa and fitness centre. Decorated with high-quality fabrics and carpets and equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine and an iPad, the rooms at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna offer views of the surrounding historic buildings or the inner courtyard. All rooms are non-smoking. A wide range of typical Viennese specialities, as well as dishes from all over the world are served in the hotel´s restaurants, which also have a show kitchen. There is an elegant cigar lounge and a lobby lounge and bar serving coffee, Viennese pastries, and delicious cocktails. Spa and fitness facilities include a sauna area, 6 treatment rooms, a hydro pool and state-of-the art equipment for your workout. Sufficient parking spaces are available on site. Within a 5-minute walk, you can reach the Sigmund Freud Museum and the Danube Canal with its numerous summer bars. The Baroque-style Augarten Park is 10 minutes away. Schönbrunn Palace is easily reachable by metro from the nearby Schottenring Metro Station.