Artistic. Aesthetic. A Design Hotel.Classic modernity meets unique art
As soon as you step foot in our hotel, you are greeted by an artistic aura, which permeates the entire hotel. In addition to the four red glass walls in the shape of flames in the Nemtoi Lounge, thousands of glass objects – many of them red – add striking accents and create a magical ambiance. International glass artist Ioan Nemtoi, who presents his fascinating works of glass art in an exclusive exhibit on 4,600 m2 in The Levante Parliament A Design Hotel, is responsible for this. With permanent exhibits in Vienna, New York, SoHo, and Elvej in Denmark, Ioan Nemtoi is considered one of the best contemporary glass artists. His incredible glassblowing technique, which combines vivid colors with the look of frozen glass surfaces, is described as spectacular. Valued for his creativity, Ioan Nemtoi has made a name for himself with his conceptual approach to glass.
Curt Themessl, a Viennese photographer of international standing, is also represented in The Levante Parliament A Design Hotel. There are over 420 photographs that show the beauty of art in black and white. Curt Themessl made them exclusively for our hotel with the artists of the Vienna State Opera. The expressive works stand out with their clear visual imagery and high-contrast aesthetics.
Our hotel, which was built in 1908 in a classic modern style, has an eventful history. In the mid-18th century where The Levante Parliament stands today was the building “Zum Auge Gottes”, which was built in 1765. In 1903, Friederike Luithlen acquired the building for joint ownership and replaced it with a new building. According to the plans of architect and member of the Vienna Succession Robert Oerley, a private clinic was built here in 1907/08. This was a milestone in Oerley’s biography since he was at the core of the Austrian avant-garde movement along with Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann, and the Gessner brothers since the establishment of the Luithlen sanatorium.
This hospital was put into operation in 1908 as the "Sanatorium Luithlen". Ownership changed, and the name was changed to "Sanatorium Auersperg". After the sanatorium was closed in 1964, the Austrian Student Aid Foundation set up a dormitory in this house, which was used as a hotel in the summer months. At the time, the house had 70 rooms and suites.
In May 2006, the new hotel in Vienna, The Levante Parliament A Design Hotel, was opened with 74 rooms and suites after 3 years of construction. The fascination of our hotel lies in its linear form, exceptional architecture from 1908, and the design-oriented arrangement, which skillfully builds a harmonious bridge to the present. All furnishings and design elements associated with the hotel are due to the innovative architecture and are reflected throughout the hotel.