Traveling is some of my biggest passions (besides skating of course) and I will always be the first to hop on a plane or sit in a train when the opportunity arises to go places. When my sweet friend Julia asked me to visit her in Vienna, at the beginning of the year, it took me like 0,1 seconds to say YES! It took us a bit to plan everything, due to our hectic work schedules, – but March 15th was the day of the day when I finally arrived in stunningly beautiful Vienna. Not only was I beyond happy and excited to finally get to see here again to spend quality time together, I also was beyond thrilled that I checked into the most astounding Hotel – The Ritz-Carlton Vienna.
As I spend quite some time in different hotels all over the world, feeling the most “at home” while on the road is super important to me. The moment I checked into The Ritz – Carlton Vienna, I felt like a great friend would welcome me with arms wide open! Everyone was beyond friendly, helpful and polite… Not the kinda (“Ohhh it’s a 5 Star luxury hotel,- everyone needs to be over the top friendly/fake kinda thing, that I also experienced in the past) No, I really felt like coming home. From the moment of my arrival, to the moment I left the hotel – I had everything I needed and soooo much more!
My Junior Suite offered a nice long hallway with a full length mirror, a luxurious marble tile bathroom with heated floors, a separate toilette, a walk-in closet, an oversized king bed with a large, relaxing seating area, a desk, a minibar with Nespresso coffee machine and a flat screen TV paired with a nice view. And if this alone wasn’t enough, I also got surprised with THE warmest welcome … I mean, whats better than a great champagne paired with Apfelstrudel and fruits, right?! BOMB.COM!
When Julia arrived I was beyond happy to finally see her again (last time we saw each other was exactly one year ago in Los Angeles). We instantly took advantage of my “welcoming gift” and cheered to the girls weekend we had in front of us.
Topped off with an amazing 4 course dinner at one of the luxury restaurants that are located downstairs/inside of the hotel, – at the DSTRIKT Steakhouse . A SUPER delicious place that is not only great for hotel guests, but also a culinary hotspot for locals. We truly had the BEST NIGHT and the BEST FOOD & DRINKS! Not to mention their second restaurant which we had breakfast in one morning, – Pastamara.. It was another perfect place for us to get all of our luxury food cravings satisfied. They serve the best bread I’ve ever eaten! REAL – TALK!
The next morning, after I slept like a baby in my super comfy King size bed, was all about easy breezy living… I ordered some fluffy pancakes to my room paired with a super delish soy cappuccino. No, wrong, – two soy cappuccinos lets be real haha, and simply enjoyed some quiet time for myself, to let some impressions of the past night and that beautiful view I had in front of me sink in.
After my morning spend super chill, Julia showed me around beautiful Vienna. A little sightseeing is always a must right?!
Later at night, when I returned to my room to make myself ready for a girls night out…. I couldn’t believe my eyes, there was a new surprise waiting for me. If the bottle of champagne would have not been enough, I got an amazing Polaroid camera to create some Ritz Carlton memories. Even the next day, another surprise – that was when I received this yummy cracker/nut board with chocolate. I mean… WOW! They truly made me feel like a million bucks.
On my last morning I went ALL – IN and ordered “room service” from the variety of the hotels – in room dining menu – ! I think the pictures speak for itself, all my breakfast dreams became real that morning!! Speaking of room service, I really have to mention that the staff at the Ritz – Carlton Vienna went above and beyond all expectations. I truly felt like a princess during my entire stay and it could have not been any better! Wait, the only thing that would have topped all my experiences, – would have been using the amazing spa area and the gym that the Ritz – Carlton Vienna has to offer. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any time to squeeze in a spa treatment, hit the gym nor the pool – but it’s another great reason to return very soon!
Until next time Vienna. ❤︎
*In friendly collaboration with The Ritz – Carlton Vienna.