No city is more strongly associated with a type of music than Vienna with its waltz. The “Kempinski Waltz Time” package offered by Palais Hansen Kempinski allows Vienna lovers to dance to their own waltz. An individual waltz will be composed for each guest and premiered in the Presidential Suite of the five-star superior hotel. A professional film team captures the special moment for the guests.
A very personal waltz: as it was in Strauss’ time and now in the Palais Hansen Kempinski. The five-star Superior Palais on Vienna’s Schottenring offers guests a unique experience with its exclusive “Kempinski Waltz Time” package. Guests spend three nights in the city’s largest presidential suite, enjoy dinner at the Michelin star restaurant Edvard, the concierge arranges concert tickets for a classical concert of their choice and limousine transfers to the hotel. However, one evening will be especially memorable: When orchestral musicians play the world premiere of the waltz exclusively composed for each individual guest live in the suite.
General Manager Florian Wille hopes that this package will give visitors to Vienna a unique experience: “Guests can experience the quintessence of Vienna up close with ‘Kempinski Waltz Time’: the wonderful music. The guests take their very own piece of Vienna back home with them, which will connect them to the city of music forever. We are delighted to be able to offer our guests this incomparable experience.”
Viennese Waltz with Hollywood FlairTristan Schulze is proud to support Palais Hansen Kempinski as music expert and composer for this special offering. The German-born freelance composer, cellist, organist and conductor lives and works in the waltz city. His contact with Oscar winner Hans Zimmer has enabled Schulze to play on the score of Hollywood films such as Captain Phillips, Twelve Years a Slave and Inferno as solo cellist. He has already worked as a composer for the Vienna State Opera, the Theater an der Wien, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation).
Schulze will compose one personal waltz per visit for “Kempinski Waltz Time” guests, which will be named after the guests. He rehearses the waltz together with other musicians, which is then performed live in the suite for the guests’ premiere. “Being so close to the musicians is always a special experience for music fans. But when a piece is premiered that was written just for them, the musical enjoyment is all the more beautiful. Such moments will be remembered forever and it is a great honour to be a part of these memories.” says Tristan Schulze.
A film team will accompany the guests at the premiere and record the waltz. This way, guests can have a vivid reminder of their experience and are able to share it with their loved ones.
Luxurious Indulgence for the Palate and Ears
“Kempinski Waltz Time” guests will spend the night in the Presidential Suite, the most beautiful and luxurious suite that Palais Hansen Kempinski has to offer. At 320 m2, it is the city’s largest presidential suite with a luxurious bedroom, a living room with lounge area and a vertical plant wall, a marble bathroom with its own steam bath and views overlooking the Ringstrasse as well as a piano, upon which the waltz is played.
The “Kempinski Waltz Time” package can be booked immediately. The price is 25,000 euros per stay for two persons. This package includes three nights in the Presidential Suite with champagne welcome, breakfast and a 9 course dinner with accompanying wines at the gourmet restaurant Edvard, as well as the composition and performance of the waltz by professional musicians, filming of the premiere, concert tickets of your choice and limousine transfers from and to the airport and concert.
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
Housed in a heritage-listed Palais on Schottenring Street, Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna forms part of the famously glamourous Ringstrasse boulevard. Sights like the Burgtheater, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Parliament building or the Rathausplatz square are only a few minutes’ walk away. The Renaissance Revival architecture combined with innovative touches like iPad check-in and an iPad version of the traditional hotel information covering everything from room service to outdoor activities create a symbiosis of Viennese tradition and present-day zeitgeist. The charming palais accommodates 152 rooms and suites, two restaurants, one bar, a cigar lounge, six function rooms, a ballroom, a florist, a fitness and spa area, also open to day spa guests, as well as 17 private residential penthouse apartments on a total of seven stories. www.kempinski.com/vienna
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
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