A hotel dedicated to music in tune with musicians from around the world opens in Vienna
In Vienna, the “city of music”, the first Jaz in the City hotel has recently opened. A new hospitality facility where musicians and music lovers can meet and feel at home. For the Jaz in the City Vienna project, Austrian firm BWM Architekten drew inspiration from the world of music to design a “house of music”.
Jaz in the City Vienna is a place with a strong connection to the city, created as a meeting place for the local music scene, as well as musicians and music lovers from around the world. “Our goal was to design a hotel where musicians and music lovers will immediately feel at home,” explains Erich Bernard of BWM Architekten, himself a keen amateur musician.
This concept permeates virtually all areas of the hotel. For instance, guests enter the facility via a record store, where the sales counter doubles as the check-in desk. Moreover, the soundproof glass cube in the middle of the lobby recalls a recording studio and can be used either for meetings or, should the occasion arise, for live broadcasts.
Music is the leitmotiv of the hotel
The passages leading to the 163 guest rooms are inspired by nightclub entrances and visually draw on the amplifier motif. The music theme is also evoked in the rooms, where design, furnishings and lighting invite guests to practice their (unplugged) instruments picturing themselves performing onstage. In each room there is also a turntable that guests can use to listen to records from the record store at the entrance of the hotel.
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“The Jaz in the City Vienna is chic, modern and carries the local DNA in each and every detail – whether in the design, the food and drink, or in the entertainment offers. The hotel transforms into a stage for the local music and culture scene, from spontaneous DJ sessions and regular gigs to turntables in the hotel lobby. Jaz brings the artists and their work into the hotel,” says general manager aka The Band Leader Michael Fritz. [Txt: Arianna Callocchia – Ph: BWM Architekten/Lukas Schaller]