Vienna, Austria Meeting Planning Overview
The capital city of Austria, Vienna often ranks as a top international meeting destination. The strategic location of the city in the middle of Europe makes it a favorite among meeting planners. The city is also a governmental and cultural center of Austria – one of the richest countries in the world.
Vienna has stellar tourism attractions both inside and outside the Ringstrasse, the orbital road. The road is lined with majestic edifices such as the Flemish-Gothic Rathaus (City Hall), Vienna Opera House, Palace of Justice, Austrian Parliament Building, and grand hotels such as the Hotel Imperial, which invented a cake called the Imperial torte, rival to the famous Sachertore cake (which is also a Viennese creation).
The largest of Vienna's MICE venues, the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center features an Exhibition Center measuring more than 55,000 square meters that can host up to 30,000 guests and a 7,000 square meters Congress Center with space for up to 3,000 guests.
Vienna MICE hotels include the 579-room Hilton Vienna, which has space to host up to 840 persons; the 309-room Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests; the 459-room InterContinental Wien with meeting space of 12,917 square feet; the 369-room Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna (whose largest space has capacity for 432 guests); the 323-room Vienna Marriott (550); and the 294-room Le Meridien Wien (400). Smaller MICE hotels in Vienna include the 219-room Lindner am Belvedere (165); the 213-room Leonardo Wien (70); the 198-room Mercure Grand Biedermeier Wien (60); and the 81-room Hotel & Palais Strudlhof (300), among others.