Sleeping in at Le Méridien Vienna, Now with a New Look. By Glenn Belverio


Dear Shaded Viewers,

During MQ Vienna Fashion Week last month, it was a pleasure to stay at one of my favorite hotels in Europe, Le Méridien Vienna. Chic, sexy and rather unpretentious—and now with a new look, unveiled last year. Some of the rooms have been updated, such as the handsome suite I stayed in, along with a brand-new bar with a sexed-up library feel (yes, dolls, libraries are sexy), a new dining room and a less bombastic reception area which one now enters more discreetly from the side of the hotel.



A view of my very homey and comfortable suite.


The separate bedroom with the most comfortable bed ever.


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Who doesn’t love a claw-foot bathtub? (My friend Nancy joked, “What is the pole for? So firemen can visit you when you’re in the bath?”)



I was over the moon for this espresso maker. I need the energy during fashion week!

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YOU is the name of the new bar which includes a dining area with a marvelous lunch and dinner menu. The salmon trout was served with caviar, a toothsome potato pancake and julienne vegetables in coconut curry sauce. Divoon.



The relaxing bar was a great spot for pre-fashion show cocktails and gossip with my friend Paulo from Vogue Brasil. My favorite was the London, made with Hendrick’s Gin, lemon juice, elderberry and simple syrup.



For some reason, I couldn’t stop dreaming about coffee….


We love the new changes at Le Méridien Vienna but we’re glad the iconic silver lips by the elevator remain.

Glenn Belverio


Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is a writer and New Yorker. He has been reporting for ASVOF since 2005 and currently works at The Museum of Modern Art as the Content Manager for MoMA Design Store.