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.

Family history

The Wilhemshof history is a history characterized by proactive and optimistic planning. Founder Johann Holzinger, who originally ran a bus company, reckoned a hotel would be a prudent addition to his portfolio. Unfortunately, we do not know, why he shifted location from the Kleine Stadtgutgasse after a short period, but this was the base for additions to-come.

His wife Maria, always striving for high-quality, ran the guest house until the 1980s, yet she never intended further development. When Auguste and Ernst Mayrhofer took over, major changes turned the whole place upside down: they added two new wings to the building, an underground car park and upgraded the place to a 3-star-hotel.

This is the base Mag. Christian and Roman Mayrhofer took over in 1997. They consequently moved on this path, further enlarged the house by another 40% and gained a 4-star standard.

Nowadays, our hotel is a unique ART Hotel with a modern and exclusive atmosphere.

Contact us

Do you have any questions concerning your stay, can we help you with your reservation or do you need tips regarding your arrival? We are happy to help you.


Der Wilhelmshof
Kleine Stadtgutgasse 4
A-1020 Wien


    Phone: +43 (0) 1 / 214 55 21-0
    Fax: +43 (0) 1 / 214 55 21-33

    Google Maps

    Mit dem Laden der Karte akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von Google.
    Mehr erfahren

    Karte laden

    Klicken Sie auf den Button, um Customer Alliance Widget zu laden.