Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, Austria

Inspired by the Gothic magnificence of St Stephens Cathedral a short stroll away renowned French architect Jean Nouvel has created a soaring sloping tower sliced with glass and wrapped in Viennas historic skyline. Set in monochrome walls of pure white jet black and steely gray vast windows explode with kaleidoscopic views of Vienna city life. Not least from the award winning restaurant Le Loft whose dizzying panorama encompasses Viennas iconic monuments and museums Vienna Woods the City Hall St Stephens Cathedral the Prater with its giant Ferris Wheel.

Avant garde rooms suites and meeting venues boast breathtaking views over Austrias capital a deluxe Vienna hotel spa offers respite.At sunset cocktails clink in the chic modernist bar under a vibrant ceiling by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist.

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