Hotel Wiesler | How a Hotel in Graz, Austria, is Redefining “Luxury”


The Wiesler has been around since 1909 and renovated in its original style in 1986.  As a member of the WORLDHOTELS, Hotel Wiesler belongs to the “500 most unique hotels in the world“.


Florian Weitzer‘s new Wiesler has an urban atmosphere even though it is in Styria.  Set in the heart of Graz, right by the River Mur, next to the Kunsthaus and with views of the Schlossberg, it is surrounded by bars and shops of the young creative scene in the city.  Great care has been taken to preserve the natural patina as well as the wonderful memories and stories of bygone years.  The result is a blend of the old and the new with a touch of soul.


roughly painted wooden wall panels,
clusters of vintage picture frames,
an authentic guitar and mismatched retro furniture,
handwritten wall signs directing you up a marble nouveau staircase


glamorous chandeliers and plenty of light and space,
an old record player with marvelous discs,
a small library with works by the great unconventional thinkers of our times,
a typewriter, a treasure chest,
AND a Polaroid corner where you can share your Wiesler moments


The successful combination of beautiful vintage fixtures and modern design symbolizes the philosophy behind the new Wiesler.


refurbished rooms and breathtaking views of the city,
AND much more besides all beg to be tried out


contemporary street art wall murals,
a neutral palette in an eclectic space,
urban, modern, vintage, retro, glamour and art nouveau
all catering to cosmopolitan tourists and business travelers in a relaxed environment


Der Barbier,
with vintage theatre chairs and retro barber’s chair,
offering a traditional hand shave and Turkish coffee


photos © Hotel Wiesler


Hotel Wiesler
Grieskai 4-8, 8020 Graz, Austria
Tel: 0043 316 7066 0

Center of Graz, 5 minutes walk to the main square (Hauptplatz), very close to the Kunsthaus art building, only a few yards away from Congress Graz conference center

97 rooms in the categories: Small, Medium, Independent, Extra and Suite

3 seminar rooms for up to 200 people

“Speisesaal” restaurant with bar and soul music, is not a hotel restaurant in the conventional sense.  It’s where people meet up in the evenings to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and wind down over international delicacies and a laid-back vinyl sound.  And which other hotel in the heart of Austria offers you the opportunity to enjoy a traditional hand shave and Turkish coffee at a genuine barber’s, Der Barbier, before satiating your hunger for braised beef in the charming old Austrian style canteen “Senf und Söhne” (“Mustard and Sons”)?  Not to mention the feelgood oasis, vinyl records desk, Polaroid corner and Puch bicycles for hire.


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