Today is Shrove Tuesday – the last day of carnival! It is part of the Austrian tradition that people dress up in funny costumes and celebrate. Cabarets are popular on this day as well as gatherings (mostly in villages) and processions where different carnival groups present their costumes. School children celebrate carnival parties at school and in general you might happen to see people dressed up like clowns, animals, pirates and the like on the street.
Vienna’s night life is also special on Shrove Tuesday!
Our team at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle donated money to the RED NOSES Clowndoctors on this special day. As a small present we offer red noses to all our guests today to make the last day of carnival a special one! Here is a picture of our receptionists:
Since January 29th the musical CATS is back in Vienna. It will be staged in Neu Marx until the 28th of May 2012. It is going to be the first time in Europe that this musical will be staged in a large theatre-tent built only for the musical. The production from London will be translated into German, nevertheless, the music will remain the same; popular and well known.
Ms Reitterer, the hotel owner, invited her team to an extended and delayed Christmas party. First, the team went to Güssing, a town in Burgenland, which became famous for its policy on renewable energy. Using local resources to cover the demand on energy in the area was the simple and clear plan of Güssing two decades ago. Today it has become a European showcase. Since 2001 Güssing has been producing energy through a biomass power station very successfully. The European Centre for Renewable Energy, located in Güssing, continues research & development in this field and hopes to be able to pass its success story on to other regions and areas in Europe and around the world!
On the last weekend of January our hotel was run by 22 international hotel management students of MODUL Tourism College. The students took over the entire hotel, managing all the departments including housekeeping, front office, service as well as the technical department, while the hotel staff followed the invitation of Ms Reitterer, the hotel owner, and enjoyed a relaxing wellness weekend at Falkensteiner Balance Resort in Stegersbach.
Sting celebrates his 25th anniversary of his solo career with the “Back to Bass” tour. It was a huge success in North America and this spring Sting will be touring through Europe. He is accompanied by his guitarist Dominic Miller as well as guitarist Rufus Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Peter Tickell (electric violin) and for vocals Jo Lawry.
This is our last presentation of individual students who will be part of the team running our hotel this weekend. Only one more day to go, quite a bit of preparation to handle and a lot of excitement to deal with…. All the students have practised hard and learnt well. Let us present Simon to you, he is one of the 2 project leaders!
Only 3 more days to go and the students of ICHM 3 – International Course in Hotel Management MODUL Tourism College, will run our hotel for one weekend! This is Anna, who will be head of the Front Office Team!
Vienna is not only known for its coffee culture, Sachertorte and the Lippizzaner, but it is also popular for the many glamorous balls.
More than 300 take place each year from November to March when the city of waltz enjoys long nights in luxurious surroundings. The highlights of the ball season take place in January and February offering programmes for the young and the older generations.