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Being an actor, Tobias Moretti knows a thing or two when it comes to travel, comfort, style and ambience, spending countless nights in hotels across the world. Hotel Altstadt Vienna is no stranger to the creative crowd that has made it the choice of visiting actors when in town.
Combining his two worlds in one room was of central importance to Tobias Moretti when designing his "Moretti Room". The hotel room he envisioned and realized with interior designer Eugenie Arlt and the artist Degenhard Andrulat opens up a view into another here and now. Between theatre and the Tyrolean mountains. A combination of urbanity and nature, as it only exists on the Austrian stage.
Waking up in the Moretti Room opens up new perspectives. As you rise in bed here, you overlook the breathtaking scenery of the wintry Tyrolean mountains framed by a stage curtain. It almost feels as if you could enter another land through it. The photograph depicts Moretti's own hunting ground, photographed by himself. The artist Degenhard Andrulat has depicted the scenery with abstract brushstrokes. The pinewood used for the bed is from Moretti's own forest. The well-known and unconventional Austrian actor Tobias Moretti has been a permanent guest at the Hotel Altstadt Vienna for more than 20 years and appreciates the unique atmosphere here. Coming home to the Altstadt Vienna always has something natural for him - something ordinary - something self-evident.
Interior designer Eugenie Arlt is also a longtime friend of the hotel with a sense of aesthetics. So it was only a matter of time before she was asked to design another room in her favourite Viennese hotel; she had already co-designed Suite 53.
The interior designer describes the Viennese style as a conglomerate of diverse influences with its clever integration of elements from different design worlds. In addition to furniture by GUBI or lamps by Louis Poulsen, she mainly worked with Austrian producers. Fabrics from the traditional Kohlmaier upholstery company in Neubaugasse, wall paints from Galerie SO, a small Viennese paint factory in Esterhazygasse. For Arlt, the uniqueness of this city only reveals itself in the details.
The walls, a composition of "Ringeltaube" white, "Donauturm" grey and "Augarten" blue, are a tribute to Vienna's many idiosyncrasies, which often only reveal themselves upon closer inspection. This is also the case with the picture by the German painter Daniel M. Thurau (* 1974), which captures the view from the window onto the rooftop terrace, drawn during his stay.
The Altstadt Hotel Vienna is a true cultural melange of artworks, installations, contributions from writers, thinkers, music, drama, and the sciences - also happens to be home to the creative set who value this family-owned pad of gorgeously random eclectism over 60 suites, apartments and rooms.