Hotel Goldener Hirsch

Hotel Goldener Hirsch

Getreidegasse 37, 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Project Year
Erika Mayer

Goldener Hirsch

Villeroy & Boch AG as Manufacturers

Luxurious, traditional hotel “Goldener Hirsch” in Salzburg opens in new splendour Sanitary ware and porcelain from Villeroy & Boch

The complete renovation of one of the most traditional hotels in the heart of the old town of Salzburg, the Goldener Hirsch luxury hotel, took less than one year. Located in the city centre between Getreidegasse and the festival halls, the hotel is part of Marriott’s “The Luxury Collection” brand. The Swiss owner, Dr Hans-Peter Wild, invested more than €30 million in restoring the building that is listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Salzburg and whose history stretches back to the 14th century. The Goldener Hirsch reopens its doors just in time for the start of the festival season – and the result speaks for itself: great craftsmanship and loving attention to detail are evident in each of the 70 exclusive rooms and suites that were given a sophisticated country style revamp and fitted with sanitary ware from Villeroy & Boch.

The restaurants use Villeroy & Boch porcelain, designed especially for the reopening of the hotel, for serving their delicacies. The building’s traditional charm has been preserved without having to compromise on modern comforts.

Modern shower toilets and elegant washbasins from Villeroy & Boch

The bathrooms in the guest rooms have been fitted with sanitary ware from Villeroy & Boch. The curved, oval undercounter washbasin from the Evana collection along with the countertop made from red Adnet marble, which has been quarried in Salzburg for centuries and can be found in many places and buildings in the old town, radiates timeless elegance.

Every single room has been fitted with the ViClean-I 100 shower toilet that enables a thorough and gentle clean feeling provided by fresh water. The entire technology is integrated in the ceramic instead of the seat. This makes it look almost identical to a conventional toilet. The guests can easily select various shower features using a remote control. The rimless design provides additional hygiene. Instead of a conventional water rim, the ViClean-I 100 has a special splashguard at the top of the bowl and an intelligent flushing system, which ensures a complete flush without any splashing. Moreover, the fully glazed rimless ceramic has the proven dirt-repellent CeramicPlus surface, making it quick and easy to clean. To highlight the individual character, the gently closing toilet seat with the SoftClosing function has been decorated with the hotel’s logo, specially designed for the Goldener Hirsch. The sanitary facilities in the general hotel area have been fitted with the new rimless toilet generation from the Subway 2.0 collection as well as urinals from the Architectura range from Villeroy & Boch.

Villeroy & Boch porcelain for the perfect table setting

The reception area, the Goldener Hirsch bar and the two restaurants have also been given a major makeover. Two new culinary concepts will be offered in the future: in the award-winning restaurant, the head chef Martin Bednarik will treat the guests to modern fine dining, whereas the cosy “Herzl” will serve traditional Austrian delicacies. The Stella Vogue and Stella Hotel Premium Bone Porcelain collections from Villeroy & Boch provide everything for the perfect table setting. An exclusive décor was designed and adapted for the traditional hotel. A deer adorns the porcelain as a special design element and for brand recognition.

The Goldener Hirsch has always been a popular haunt for culinary aficionados and celebrities from all over the world: great stars from the Salzburg Festival and international celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Herbert von Karajan, Luciano Pavarotti, the Rothschilds, the Gettys and the Prince of Wales have all been guests here.

Goldener Hirsch and Villeroy & Boch share a common motive – to preserve tradition while still keeping up with the times. “We congratulate the traditional hotel and the team on the reopening and hope they have a good start, great joy and success with many satisfied guests,” Andrea Leifert, Sales Manager of Bathroom and Wellness in Austria for Villeroy & Boch, expressing our best wishes.


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