VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - The hotel business is, at its foundation, a business, but for the team at the Vienna Marriott Hotel, it's more than that -- it's about people and community, both guests of this Vienna city centre hotel and those who live in the surrounding area.
On 9 April 2013, this five-star Vienna hotel was honored with the Sterne Award, or Star Award. The theme of this year's award was the Hotel of the Future/Sustainability/Focusing on Human Being. The Vienna Marriott Hotel was one of only nine Austrian hotels to receive this honor. The awards ceremony took place at a gala at the Ballroom of the Vienna Stock Exchange, one of the most significant monumental buildings on the famous Ringstrasse.
Presented by Dr. Christoph Leitl, president of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Klaus Ennemoser, president of the Austrian Professional Hotel Association, the award acknowledges the social achievements of this Vienna accommodation. Over the last year, the hotel has participated in activities with the SOS Kinderdorf (SOS Children's Village), worked with the nonprofit Weisser Ring (White Ring) to support crime victims and prevent crime, and collaborated with Bandgesellschaft and Wien Work, two organizations that work with the disabled.
About the Vienna Marriott Hotel
Offering sophisticated style and modern amenities on the elegant Ringstrasse, the Vienna Marriott Hotel is the ideal destination for exploring this beautiful, historic city. Guest rooms at this five-star hotel feature a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, wireless high-speed Internet access, a minibar, coffee/tea service, 24-hour in-room dining and luxurious bedding. Executive suites include complimentary Internet access and entrance to the exclusive lounge featuring breakfast, all-day snacks and stunning city views. All guests can enjoy dining at this hotel's array of restaurants. Experience Austrian and international cuisine at Parkring Restaurant, known for its romantic candlelight dinners, Sunday brunch and view of Stadtpark. Pair sports with good food at Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant, or enjoy a more quiet setting with pastries and coffee at Garten Cafe. The Cascade Bar serves delicious cocktails and contemporary lounge music next to Vienna's first indoor waterfall. Stay active by walking to nearby museums, shops on Kärntner Strasse and Graben, and sights such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, or take a more traditional route at the hotel's 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool. This Vienna hotel near the train station also offers newly renovated banquet space with 11 meeting rooms and creative catering; the largest space can host up to 500 guests.