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An Enchanting Summer Sojourn in Vienna: Family-Friendly Adventures with Hilton’s Marhaba Programme


An Enchanting Summer Sojourn in Vienna:

Family-Friendly Adventures with Hilton's Marhaba Programme

When the Middle Eastern summer sun rises to scorching heights, the soothingly cool climes of Vienna extend a refreshing retreat for families and other travellers seeking memorable holiday experiences. Known as the ‘City of Music’, Vienna, the vibrant Austrian capital, offers a multifaceted treasure trove of art, architecture, and cultural delights that captivate both adults and children alike.

The city’s recent recognition as the most liveable city for 2023 by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) underscores its appeal as a must-visit destination. Travellers can immerse themselves in the Viennese way of life by choosing from a range of beautiful Hilton properties for their stay – including Hilton Vienna Park, Hilton Vienna Plaza, or Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront.

Urban paradise: Hilton Vienna Park

Situated in the city’s heart, adjacent to the verdant Stadtpark, Hilton Vienna Park provides easy access to Vienna’s iconic landmarks, such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the famed Naschmarkt – a food lover’s paradise. Here, visitors can sample a variety of fresh local produce and explore the delectable array of Viennese culinary delights.

Hilton Vienna Park’s design is inspired by Viennese Modernism and Secession, with the 663 rooms boasting new contemporary interiors. The hotel features the largest Executive Lounge in Vienna with dedicated services for guests.

Travellers can socialise on this wooden terrace while soaking up the sun and park views. SELLENY’s bold café transforms into a vibrant bar in the evening for those wanting to unwind with artisanal drinks while the restaurant LENZ – Social Dining offers an enticing mix of traditional Austrian cuisine with a modern twist.

Young ones can learn about sustainability through the hotel’s urban herb garden and bee colonies that produce the hotel’s LENZ honey. Guests can also enjoy Alpine spring water on tap using the hotel’s exclusive Riedl water carafe and glasses.

For visitors keen on soaking up the city’s rich history, Hilton Vienna Plaza offers an ideal base. Located off the Ringstrasse, the city’s most exclusive address, and in Vienna’s city centre, the property is only a 10-minute walk from major shopping districts and magnificent historic attractions such as the Imperial Palace, the Burgtheater and the State Opera House, where special concerts also feature on the programme for younger audiences.

Travellers can also explore the nearby Museum Quarter, home to some of Austria’s most exciting art and natural history museums, providing an educational and entertaining outing for all ages.

Hilton Vienna Plaza opened in 1988 and transports guests to the golden era of the 1920s with its rich Art Deco elements interpreted in a contemporary manner. The hotel offers a total of 254 guest rooms, a penthouse suite floor with private balconies and an exclusive Executive Lounge. Guests can savour Austrian and international dishes in a sleek 1920s setting at Émile Restaurant & Bar.

On the Riverside: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Perched on the banks of the Danube, Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront is perfect for travellers who appreciate beautiful vistas and ample room to relax, and is still just 10 minutes from the history city centre. Offering stunning views of the riverfront, the hotel boasts 367 spacious and stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites. The hotel is located in close proximity to the Prater, a large amusement park that houses the iconic Riesenrad, Vienna’s Giant Ferris Wheel and other exhilarating rides. One of the four United Nations headquarters, is also nearby, housed in the Vienna International Centre and offering educational tours and interactive exhibits. After a day of exploring, guests can unwind at the hotel’s Waterfront Kitchen, a chic restaurant dishing up specialties from the Alpine/Adriatic regions while Pier 269 Bar & Lounge, offers a relaxing outdoor area and a pool right next to the river, where one can enjoy a wide range of delicious snacks and drinks.

Marhaba Programme: A Home Away from Home

All three Vienna hotels are a part of Hilton’s special Marhaba programme designed to make Middle Eastern guests feel at home and experience a comfortable stay in Europe from the moment they arrive. Guests can request prayer mats and halal food, while the availability of Arabic TV channels, a large selection of interconnecting rooms for larger families, Arabic dishes on the breakfast and room service menus, and Arabic-speaking team members ensures a sense of home away from home. All guests staying at Hilton properties in Vienna also have the option of choosing from a variety of delicious non-alcoholic beverages available at the restaurants and bars.

Discover Vienna’s Family-Friendly Offerings

In addition to the amenities and comforts offered by Hilton’s properties, Vienna itself is an excellent cultural and fun destination for visitors of all ages. For example, Vienna’s musical heritage offers a wealth of experiences. The renowned Haus der Musik is an interactive sound museum which provides a new approach to music on a playful as well as scientific level. For travellers with a passion for classical music, a visit to the Mozart House is a must, where Mozart composed his famous opera “The Marriage of Figaro”.

Furthermore, children will be delighted by a visit to the Schönbrunn Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world still in operation, and the Haus des Meeres (“House of the Sea”), a tropical sea aquarium. The many hands-on exhibits at the ZOOM Children’s Museum promise a day of fun and learning, while a leisurely boat ride on the Old Danube River offers stunning views of the city and a chance for the whole family to unwind.

There are also a number of mosques in Vienna, including Islamic Centre Vienna, Haci Bayram Mosque, Hidaya Mosque, Kuba Mosque, and Schura Mosque.

With its rich history, stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, and family-friendly attractions, Vienna promises an unforgettable summer holiday for Middle Eastern families.
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