Since opening in October 2013, the Guesthouse has filled a niche in the First District: a classy boutique hotel that allows guests to live like a temporary and incredibly stylish resident. Architect Arkan Zeytinoglu transformed this former 1950s student hostel into an upscale hotel noted for its pop-out windows. Sir Terence Conran brought a timeless, fuss-free Viennese design to the interior for a home-away-from-home feel. All rooms have exquisitely built Wittmann sofas atop the wood floors, and rooms facing the Albertina feature Friedrich Kiesler’s cantilever chairs designed in the 1930s.
The sleek bathroom includes clear glass rainforest showers and bathtubs, as well as amenities like handmade soaps from Viennese maker Wolfgang Lederhaas and other bath products by Molton Brown.