In collaboration with Palais Hansen Kempinski
When: September 2017
Where: Vienna, Austria
Length of stay: 3 nights
Room booked: Deluxe Room
Room got: Ring Suite
Price per night: 430€ (however we got a 3rd night free discount, so in the end the room was 287€)
Travel companions: Wife, parents, grandmother, brother’s family (including a baby)
Status / collaboration: AMEX Platinum booking / Collaboration with hotel
I travelled to the beautiful city of Vienna for the first time in the beginning of September to celebrate my parent’s 60th birthday. Like on our family trip to Berlin last year, I wanted to be our “travel agent”, so that I could make sure we got a hotel that was up to my standards – which also meant everyone else would surely be pleased with it.
Because I’d gotten a very good offer from my Amex concierge regarding our hotel in Paris, I decided to ask some help from them once again. And it really paid off, because we got a “3 nights for the price of 2” -offer from Palais Hansen Kempinski including some hotel credit and room upgrades. This was quite a find, because we had four rooms, so the savings were substantial. I recommend checking what Amex has to offer in your destination, if you have a Platinum or Centurion card, because at times they have great options.
I’d never stayed at any of the Kempinski chain’s luxury hotels, but I’d heard many great things about them, so I was excited to get to experience one of their properties first-hand. The Palais Hansen Kempinski hotel is situated on the northwest side of the Ringstrasse-street that circles around the city center. It was easy to walk from the hotel to the Old Town area, museums and sights, because it only took a maximum of 20 minutes even with a very slow pace like ours. The drive from the airport to the hotel took around 20 – 30 minutes, which was quite fast.