A small, fine luxury hotel in the heart of Vienna – just a stone’s throw from the Steffl or the Graben. The new boutique hotel is named after Emperor Leopold I, whose bust and other relics from his time can be admired in the Museum of Art History. The Habsburgs ruled the Danube monarchy from 1658 to 1705, and the beautiful baroque building in which The Leo Grand is housed today also dates from this period.
In the centuries of its existence, the house has experienced turbulent times and once even belonged to the imperial financier Samuel Oppenheimer. A few years ago, it was taken over by the Austrian Lenikus Group, which specializes in a lifestyle mix of real estate, hotels, gastronomy, wine and art.
For years, the house was renovated with great respect for its long history. Today, it meets the demands of the present in every respect, without neglecting charming details from the past. Head designer Gabriele Lenikus is responsible for the hotel’s extraordinary interior. She has had beautiful furniture, lamps, wallpaper and carpets for the 76 rooms, including five suites, made according to her designs and from the highest quality materials in manufactories.
Sophisticated down to the smallest, loving details, which often reveal a reminiscence of Emperor Leopold. Like his likeness, which Gabriele Lenikus even had woven into the carpets.
The Leo Grand is not a hotel in the usual sense, but a total work of art combining history and zeitgeist. The special flair can be felt throughout the hotel, including in the “Dots at Leo Grand” restaurant, which is located in the building’s inner courtyard. In addition to charming side rooms for private parties, it also offers a typical “Schanigarten” on the street side.
If you fancy the absolute Vienna feeling , you should of course treat yourself to a room. Preferably one with a view of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which sometimes seems close enough to touch from your own bathtub.