Hotel Concept Uniting Art and Hospitality
|Berlin, June 13, 2006 - Building on the stylistic principles of the
original 1908 facade, rationalism and clean lines mix with contemporary
art and design at The Levante Parliament. The result is both an homage
to the Viennese Modernist movement as well an exciting new addition to
the hospitality scene.
A team of international architects, designers and artists have transformed the historic building into a space that is both a gallery and a hotel. Black and white photographs by Curt Themessl as well as glass art by Ioan Nemtoi create a dynamic dialogue between restrained design and sinuous art. Over 4.600 square metres throughout the hotel are dedicated to the works of the internationally acclaimed glass artist. Nemtoi was also a key collaborator on the design of the restaurant and bar area, one of the hotel's most dramatic spaces.
At NEMTOI Restaurant-Bar, the setting perfectly complements the creative fusion of international cuisine. Dishes ranging from Indian Tandoori chicken to the classic Wiener Schnitzel surprise through new flavors and original spice combinations. Visual highlights include Nemtoi's glass bar and four spectacular glass "fire" sculptures, which separate the two spaces.
Nemtoi's organic glass forms are in keeping with the overall design concept where the natural elements of air, fire, earth and water are expressed in: spacious airy rooms, transparent glass walls and surfaces, natural building materials and flexible forms. Light-coloured stone, chrome and dark wood are design motifs throughout the guestrooms and public spaces.
The Levante Parliament currently houses 65 Superior Single and Double rooms as well as 5 Junior Suites. Five additional suites, ranging from 45-105 m2 are planned for the end of the year, boasting large terraces overlooking Vienna's city centre. Each room and suite is outfitted with the latest technology, entertainment system, designer body care products and luxury bedding.
The offerings are rounded out by a fitness centre, a sauna and infrared
cabin, a courtyard garden, as well as a service philosophy that anticipates
the needs and wishes of the most demanding guest.
The Hotel is situated in central location behind the Parliament and City Hall, only a few minutes from the St. Stephens Cathedral and 20 minutes from the Airport. the owner is Dr. Fuat Mehmetoglu. The general manager is Alexander Plappart.
Company Information: design hotels
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For 2006, the design hotels(tm) group boasts 143 hotels in 41 countries, and nearly 100 destinations. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Barcelona, New York, Bali and Tokyo.
The Levante Parliament
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