“Habe die Ehre” (which means “The honour is all mine”) is the traditional Viennese greeting which charms anyone who arrives in the capital of Austria instantly. It is so easy to fall for the former imperial City, where you can taste and feel it's elegant past in every nook and cranny. However, Vienna is not only steeped in history. Certainly since the opening of the MuseumsQuartier – MQ for short – in 2001, modernity has also made its home in the Metropolis.
This cultural quarter, located at the old court stables, is a new art hotspot that attracts huge numbers of visitors with its mix of historic architecture and contemporary design, high culture and subcultures. Our Motel One Vienna-Westbahnhof has also succumbed to this flair and welcomes you with plenty of space for art
Colourful Hustle and Bustle - Inside and Out
The eye-catching ‘Enzi’ outdoor furniture in the MuseumsQuartier has long since become a work of art in its own right – artwork you can sit on. You will find the famous ‘Enzi’ when you check in at our Motel One Vienna-Westbahnhof – with an exclusive fabric cover made especially for us! They are also available in an outdoor version on our green, green terrace. Please feel free to sit, lean back, put your feet up and while you lounge sip a G&T - which you can place on one of the side tables from the ‘Mesh’ series by Kettal.
Due to its closeness to Vienna’s cultural hotspot - the MuseumsQuartier, or MQ for short - the artsy vibe is also transpiring quite naturally into our One Lounge. The dominant colour here is a dark, warm grey tone – inspired by the solid basalt façade of the mumok, the Museum of Modern Art. It is the perfect background for the exciting art pieces, big and small, you can discover here - like the fascinatingly fragile chandeliers by Quasar Holland. And our B&B Italia, Moroso and Baxter armchairs are the perfect place to admire them accordingly - your own cultural hotspots, so to speak.
The prints from frei_raum Q21, an art initiative by the MuseumsQuartier are put into the right spotlight by the ‘Tolomeo Pinza’ wall lights by Artemide. Together, they create a highlight piece of art in its own right.
In addition, big colourful collages open up “fantastical dream worlds” to the onlooker, created by Thomas Draschan from old photographs and illustrations. For the Austrian artist, art always also represents communication with the subconscious. See, what else he has to say about his creative process in his interview.
Inspired by Art
The impressive back wall of the bar is another reference to the monumental and impressive mumok. It comes alive with a combination of stone, bronzed mirrors and glass plates, reflecting the gold shimmering light of the ‘Glo small’ lamps by Pentalight, reminiscent of unforgettable sunsets in Vienna. A perfect match! In front of this unobtrusive backdrop, the colourful art continues its journey through the one lounge on the floor with the graphic and floral patterns of our Moooi rugs - each a work of art in its own right and each as colourful as the “Wiener Schmäh”, the lively banter the locals here are known for.
A work of (he)art - we look forward to welcoming you!