History of Hotel Wilhelmshof
History of a Viennese Hotel
The Viennese Hotel Wilhelmshof, built by the end of 19th century, has quite an eventful past. Between the wars, it was initially used as a hotel (called “Hotel Moskau”). The actual Wilhelmshof history started in the 1950s, when Johanh Holzinger took over the premises and named the building after Wilhelm von Tegetthoff (the most important commander of the Austrian Navy).
Transformation of a simple guest house to a leading hotel
Johann Holzinger and his wife Maria ran the hotel until the 1980s, when their niece Auguste Mayrhofer took over. She renovated and upgraded the house from a simple 2-star-inn into a prestigious 3-star-hotel. In 1997, her sons Mag. Christian and Roman Mayrhofer took over and continue to run the hotel in her spirit.
Co-operations with artists
Substantial renovation measures and additions were the key to an upgrade into a 4-star-hotel with 102 rooms. The decisive change in the hotel’s history was the co-operation with the artists Ty Waltinger and Andreas Reimann. Together with the Mayrhofer family, the artists transformed the Wilhelmshof into a leading enterprise when it comes to art and design.