Sustainable Stays: Boutiquehotel Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

Boutiquehotel Stadthalle, in the heart of Vienna, stands tall in its connection to nature and its commitment to the environment, whilst being located in the midst of the hustle-and-bustle of the city.

As close as it can get to being an urban sanctuary, this “calm but central” boutique hotel is tucked away on a quiet street. It’s standout features include a lush courtyard, which with its plant filled facades, serves as an inviting garden for hotel guests to take respite while sipping on a traditional Viennese coffee.

Up above, is a meadow of lavender and rose bushes growing on the roof. The beautiful scented roof top oasis can be marvelled at in the summer months, admiring its full blooming glory.

Boutiquehotel Stadthalle’s garden and urban roof is not the only “green” you will find at this hotel. The world’s first city hotel with a zero energy-balance, Boutiquehotel Stadthalle fully immerses itself in sustainability and green tourism.

The hotel utilises renewable energy sources like solar and photovoltaic panels, ground water heat pumps and even three wind turbines. And water for the bathroom facilities comes from the hotel’s own well.

Some of the rooms at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle have also been decked out using upcycled interiors – firewood has found new life as coffee tables, books now present themselves as nightstands, newspapers have become footrests, old silverware now serves as coat hooks, and bicycle parts used for shelving.

With its central location, this eco-friendly hotel is ideal for those wanting to explore Vienna and the surrounding areas of Austria, a country where 75% of its energy now comes from renewables and the rest from fossil fuels.

Boutiquehotel Stadthalle

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable lifestyle and living, wellbeing, and entertainments. Rosa also works as a psychic, counsellor, intuitive reader and spiritual life coach helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com

 

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