Hotel Daniel is a super amazing looking hotel in Vienna. It marries clean design with artful weirdness and is very aware of current cultural trends, too. They have everything from sleepable trailers to a rooftop honey bee farm to a garden for growing their own produce. It’s a very now take on housing people when they are away from home–and it looks great, too.
One of the most noticeable items is that there’s a boat on top of the hotel. It’s not just a boat but a curved, melting sailboat that teeters off the edge of the building. This is actually a sculpture by Erwin Wurm, the guy who made the bloated cars and various hyper-realistic yet distorted human sculptures. It’s a really funny piece that makes you think of a kooky vacation, something I’m sure Wurm is hinting at. (Side note: If I were to stay at the Daniel, I am 75% sure that I would be consumed with stress over whether or not the boat would fall off of the building. Then again, that’s the point.)
The hotel seems fairly affordable and within the mix of what is going on in Vienna. We’d totally stay there if we were in the area. It also should be noted how great their brand identity and website is. It’s minimalistic and clean but so, so, so fun, which is not what you associate with bare design. Take a poke around their website here.