Hotel Sacher Salzburg Launches New Rooftop Sky Suite


After almost two years of construction and more than €2 million in costs, the top level of Sacher Salzburg is ready just in time for the Salzburg Festival, the iconic festival of music and drama established in 1920 held each summer. Co-owners Alexandra Winkler and Georg Gürtler opened the new Sky Suite at Hotel Sacher Salzburg, set on the Salzach river.

The Sky Suite was a result of a dynamic collaboration between international star architect Pierre Yves Rochon and Alexandra Winkler. Part international luxury, part Salzburg charm, the suite represents a new chapter in Sacher design. Every detail – the wallpaper, furniture, and art – has been personally selected by the co-owner as though it were her own private apartment above the roofs of Salzburg. The 1,485 feet of interior space is just as impressive as the 516 foot landscaped roof terrace. Read on to learn more about the Sacher Sky Suite.

Alexandra Winkler, Co-Owner of Sacher Hotels

Architecture, facilities and high-end feel good ambiance

“From the initial design concept by French star designer Pierre Yves-Rochon to construction management by Büro Edelmüller and our fantastic Sacher team, everyone has done a really great job in creating a unique oasis of well-being for our guests, right in the middle of the city,” Alexandra Winkler reports proudly.

“In our Sky Suite, guests can experience all the benefits of a hotel along with the familiarity and privacy of a private penthouse apartment.”

The parlor is the central room of the suite, with an entrance to the terrace and a fabulous view of the Old Town. To the right, you enter the newly built TV room, recognizable from the outside as a turret. The dining room is located on the opposite side, also in a turret.

Even the bedroom has a beautiful view, and there is ample closet space as well as a luxurious en-suite marble bathroom.

Hand-picked works of art, the finest design and the finest materials

Alexandra Winkler took the lead in designing the rooms. Throughout the suite, modern art meets the classics – stylish and unobtrusive, timeless luxury is presented in taupe, ivory and pale rose. Every last detail – from the paintings and decor to the lampshades – was carefully selected by her and commissioned from local as well as international artists and studios.

“A lot of heart and soul went into this. I think that architecture can quickly achieve beautiful results, but it was important to me that the suite should be cozy, that you really feel at home here” says Winkler.

A very special event location

The Sacher Sky Suite is not just a perfect place to stay, it is also an ideal location for business meetings, small cocktail parties, events, or simply a place to dine in a unique atmosphere, letting the working day draw to a close with a beautiful view of the illuminated city of Salzburg.

Fitting conclusion to extensive refurbishments since 2014

The Sky Suite is the crowning glory of extensive renovations undertaken since 2014, when Hotel Sacher Salzburg was rebuilt from the ground up and every detail renovated, refurbished and updated over a period of eight years. In spite of the coronavirus crisis and resulting tourism lull, the owners have spent more than €33 million overall on the refurbishments and new terraces to bring the hotel up to the latest standard.

“The building, which dates back to 1866, was renovated time and again over the generations and it was close to our hearts to continue this history carefully.” Alexandra Winkler and Georg Gürtler are delighted with the result.

“We want travelers and guests from all over the world, and especially our Salzburg guests of course, to benefit from the special features of a family-run hotel, which includes the architecture as well as their encounters with each and every member of our staff.”

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