We were planning to visit Vienna for the new year's and I had decided to propose to my girlfriend at the very night of New Year's Eve. After some research on the web, I came across the Le Loft restaurant as one of the best places to be that night. After seeing the restaurant and the website, I gave a call to the hotel to discuss on what could be done to make that night unique. Mr. Zsolt really did his best to explain to me what was possible and what not (and I really really made his life difficult with my requests!). Eventually he informed that there was going to be live band at the Le Loft and if I wanted he could ask if they were willing to play a song while I was proposing to my girlfriend.
I instantly said yes, picked one of our favorite songs and the next day, Zsolt had talked with the Band, they accepted and only the small details were left to discuss with the hotel manager - Mr. Lange when we 'd arrive at the hotel.
A couple of weeks later we arrived at the hotel, a really friendly member of the stuff took our car to park it, the receptionist greeted us and quickly carried out the check-in. He did one slight mistake that made my girlfriend suspicious; before we left for the room he told me, the hotel manager wishes to have a talk with you tomorrow!
Anyway, we headed to the elevators to discover that we were given a room on the 17th floor, we opened the door and we were literally stunned by the marvelous views of the floor-to-ceiling windows! The dome, the river, and an amazing skyline were enough for us to look at each other and wonder how this could be so amazing! We have stayed in much more expensive hotels but this one definitely beats them all. The room was not extremely spacious, but spacious enough and every little thing was really nice. The room had an overall luxurious, clean and absolutely modern feeling that makes you feel okay, it's really worth it. (we had chosen one of the all-gray rooms).
Next morning I had a quick talk with Mr. Lange - an extremely helpful and willing person, we arranged what time the song would be played, I asked to give him the camera to shoot the proposal and he instantly accepted. More or less, in 10 minutes we had arranged everything and I left knowing that the stuff was really willing to make that special-to-us night really unique.
On new year's eve evening, only hours before that special moment I went upstairs to the Le Loft to meet again with Mr. Lange to see our table and finalize the small details. I handed over to him the camera and he told me that he would personally film the proposal and asked some questions like who you 'd like to film the most? do you want to focus on her or both of you? -Almost like a professional photographer! Then I met the band, extremely helpful and willing as well, we decided which song to play before so I could prepare and I left for the room to dress up. A couple of hours later, we entered the Le Loft with thousands of fireworks popping over the skyline at 360 degrees, only to discover that Mr. Lange had arranged an even better table location for us than the one we agreed before!
The dinner was perfect, the selection of 7 different wines was incredible and the stuff great. As time was approaching and my heart was beating so hard that it felt like it would explode, a marvelous, smooth and jazzy remix of "I wanna marry you" by Bruno Mars started to sound over the speakers, I proposed to her, she said yes and the whole place burst into applause - every person that was eating, every member of the stuff, everybody congratulated us. Moments later, Mr. Lange showed up with the camera in his hands, congratulated us and made his wished in a really personal level - like we have been friends for years.
To sum up, this hotel is really beautiful, definitely worth its money and every member of the staff really assisted in making that night unique and memorable for us.
I want to thank you all, and as we said can't wait for a anniversary visit next Christmas!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within splendid view of its gothic namesake, St. Stephens Cathedral, the 5 star superior Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is an emphatically 21st century structure. Echoing the hotel's sleek exteriors, the 182 monochromatic guest rooms, including 26 suites, are decorated in either immaculate white, cool grey or velvety black. On the mezzanine level the hotel offers a business center and a library. For distinctive business or celebratory events you can choose from 8 sun lit meeting rooms for up to 150 people. On the 5th floor guests can enjoy a relaxing massage in our So SPA or work out in our So FIT. Join the local crowd at Das LOFT, the Sofitel Vienna´s superbly stylish rooftop dining & bar retreat; a fete extraordinaire with fantastical interiors by Jean Nouvel and culinary arts from the imagination of Fabian Gunzel, our Chef de Cuisine. ... more less
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