C&I Traveller was invited to the Kempinski Palais Hansen Vienna for the hotel’s Grand Opening Gala in March 2013.
I am met at Vienna airport by the hotel’s chauffeur and after a 20-minute drive and brief tour of the city by my very informative driver, we arrive at the luxury five-star hotel just in time for the opening ceremony.
Being able to speak some German, I talk with some of the 700-plus attendees at the glamorous event, including the chief executive of an oil company who intends to use the hotel for some of his employees, and the director of local events company, Party-Verleih Frankl, who was “extremely impressed” with the hotel.
After enjoying a spectacular market-style breakfast the following morning in the Die Küche restaurant, I am treated to a 60-minute full-body massage in the luxurious Kempinski The Spa, before a sneak preview of the hotel’s conference facilities.
Then it’s check-out time and a short drive back to the airport for my return flight home.