SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

January 03, 2014 15:17 ET

Concerts Bring the Sound of (Modern) Music to Downtown Vienna Hotels

At the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel, Twice-Monthly Concerts Are Music to Guests' Ears

VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwired - Jan 3, 2014) - Austria may be the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for one of the most famous musicals of all time, but it is Vienna's downtown streets that are alive with the sound of music these days, thanks to the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel. Starting on January 16th, pub singer Stuart Neville will perform for guests every second and fourth Thursday as part of the historic hotel's RLife LIVE Events.

Dubbed Stormy Sounds, the live concert series spotlights the musical talents of the Scottish-born Neville. During his performances, which begin at 7 p.m., Neville covers popular songs to the melodies of his guitar. Access to the concerts is complimentary, and guests can sip creative cocktails and drinks from the lobby bar while soaking up their favorite songs.

The concerts, however, are just one way the property distinguishes itself from other Vienna city-center hotels. The setting for these concerts is another way. Located on the site where the former imperial riding school's horse stables once stood, the hotel's lobby makes an inspiring setting for any gathering. Its imposing pillars, elegant furnishings and historic pedigree create an atmosphere as conducive to concerts as to mingling with friends, catching up on email or networking before a conference in one of the hotel's 15 Vienna meeting rooms.

While locals are as welcome to attend the Stormy Sounds concerts as hotel guests, travelers enjoy a unique advantage in being able to extend their experience of the property via an overnight stay. Boasting some of the most luxurious and beautiful hotel rooms in Vienna, the property offers recently renovated accommodations that feature contemporary styling and luxury bedding. For those seeking the next level of service, the hotel's Imperial Club rooms and suites include complimentary breakfast, high-speed Internet and access to the exclusive Club Lounge, where travelers can experience, among other things, a demonstration kitchen.

Of course, guests don't have to visit the Club Lounge to taste the exciting dining options in Vienna. Anyone, for example, can book a pre-concert dinner to enjoy traditional Austrian dishes at the hotel's Arsenal restaurant. Or concert-goers can try one of the hotel's other restaurants: Borromaeus, City Garden and the Lobby Bar all offer inventive fare prepared to satisfy any craving.

Whether guests make a night of the Stormy Sounds event or just pop in to listen to their favorite songs, this RLife LIVE series promises to enrich guests' experience of Vienna in numerous, memorable ways.

About the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel
Once a military riding school in the 19th century, the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel owes more than its name to its ancestry. The neo-Classical building, for example, informs many aspects of the hotel's design, from its richly beautiful lobby, to its Imperial Club, where guests enjoy upgraded rooms, extensive amenities, VIP meeting rooms and an inspiring, one-of-a-kind Club Lounge. Comfortably appointed guest rooms reflect the merging of historical elegance with contemporary style, following the hotel's renovation in 2013. Four dining options showcase some of Austria's most exciting dishes, especially in Arsenal's seasonal menu, while the hotel's indoor pool, health club, sauna and steam room make staying active feel decidedly luxurious. Business travelers, meanwhile, find both inspiration and modern conveniences within the hotel's 15,123 square feet of total meeting space, which boast modern technology and A/V support as well as natural light. And with a location in the heart of Austria's capital city, the hotel lets guests enjoy easy access to all of the city's top attractions, from Belvedere Palace, to countless museums, galleries, historic sites, concert houses and shops.

About Renaissance
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 155 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well as R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

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