Jean Nouvel's Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
wins European Hotel Design Award

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the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom hotel by French architect Jean Nouvel has won the "New Build Hotel" category at The European Hotel Design Awards 2011.

The hotel was completed earlier this year and features a glazed volume on the top floor housing a restaurant with a brightly patterned ceiling that is clearly visible from the street outside.

See our previous story about the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom here and all our stories about Jean Nouvel here.

The following text is from Sofitel:


Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom has won The European Hotel Design Award 2011 under the category of “New Build Hotel”. The awards which celebrate outstanding innovations in the hospitality industry and hotel design in Europe, were announced on 23 November 2011 at a ceremony in London.

The European Hotel Design Awards recognise the exceptional standards of recently completed hotel projects from around Europe. This year’s judging panel included Gregoir Chikaher – Director and Global Hotels & Leisure Sector Leader, Matt Turner – Editor of Sleeper Magazine, and Eugene Staal – Rezidor Hotel Group, who were unanimously impressed by the purist esthetic of Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom’s architecture and artwork.

William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom commented: “We are thrilled to have won the European Hotel Design Award for 'New Build Hotel', The Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom staff and our partners have worked hard to create a novel and dramatic setting for our guests, offering not only a spectacular view over the Vienna skyline, but also a inspirational and creative setting for business and leisure. We are committed to ensuring that our guests’ stay in our artistic hotel is relaxing, comfortable and luxurious”.

The European Hotel Design Awards recognize the ambitious work of architects, designers, developers and hotel owners across 18 different categories. Judged by an international panel of leading hospitality experts and journalists, the European Hotel Design Awards are one of the most renowned events in the lifestyle travel industry across the globe.