Hotel Sans Souci in Vienna

NC collection toilets and the WASHLET GL from TOTO meet the guests' high standards in hygiene – and fit in harmoniously with the interior design

Art, design and reserved luxury: The Hotel Sans Souci is situated in the heart of Vienna. Shopping mile Mariahilferstrasse, the museum quarter and the art and culture district Spittelberg are just a stone's throw away. But the freshly renovated interior of the building constructed in 1872 is also worth a look: designer furniture, photographs, Pop art paintings – and aesthetically pleasing toilets and WASHLETs from TOTO in the restrooms.


A total of 20 originals from American pop art artist Roy Lichtenstein are on display in the public areas and suites of Hotel Sans Souci. The hotel also features works by Allen Jones and Steve Kaufman, as well as photographs from Hubertus Hohenlohe. Hotel guests can also admire designer furniture by Tom Dixon or take a seat on the Egg Chairs by Arne Jacobsen.


“We are the Viennese interpretation of an international boutique hotel,” says Norbert Winkelmayer, owner and managing director of the Sans Souci Group. “It’s no surprise that our house is a member of Preferred Boutique.” The members of this hotel group are divided into four categories: classic, design, adventure and resort.


Aesthetic WCs and WASHLETs from TOTO complement interior design

London-based design studio yoo created 63 individual, bright rooms and suites which combine modern design objects with high-quality series products and selected antiques. The creative minds behind yoo are world-famous designer Philippe Starck and visionary real estate developer John Hitchcox. Since 1999, they have designed 51 inspiring and extraordinary hotel and living rooms in 26 countries in collaboration with renowned designers such as Marcel Wanders, Anouska Hempel or Jade Jagger.


Hotel Sans Souci is the first hotel in Austria to be designed by yoo. The sophisticated interior design includes golden wall paintings, parquet flooring, expansive mirror screens, high-quality beds – with the functional and extremely aesthetic WCs and WASHLETs from TOTO in the bathrooms.


“TOTO products are an excellent fit for our hotel”

Architecture firms A2K and Werkstatt Wien had a wall-hung wash-down toilet from the NC collection fitted in each of the bathrooms of the 15 superior and 27 luxury rooms. The guest bathrooms of the three master suites are also equipped with these models. Hotel Sans Souci boasts a total of 45 TOTO toilets. “We opted for TOTO because the products are high in quality and therefore an excellent fit for our hotel,” explains hotel manager Andrea Fuchs. “However, we were also convinced by the TOTO products because they are particularly easy to clean, use a very small amount of water per flush and are very quiet.”


There is a good reason why TOTO 2011 received the German Hygiene Certificate (Deutsches Hygienezertifikat) for its toilets in 2011. The powerful Tornado Flush cleans the rimless bowl very thoroughly. Additionally, the special CeFiONtect glaze prevents the build-up of mould, dirt and germs.


WASHLET GL from TOTO: Toilet paper is unnecessary

The WASHLET GL offers even more cleanliness, bodily hygiene and comfort. Fuchs had 21 of these installed in the 18 junior and three master suites. The WASHLET GL makes toilet paper unnecessary. Instead, the personal cleansing takes place via a spray of warm water from a wand jet system, which can be adjusted individually via remote control. The toilet seat is heated and the deodorizer prevents unpleasant odours.


Pure indulgence

The Sans Souci Spa Club has a 450 m² wellness oasis designed to help guests relax. It features a 20-metre pool, three different saunas, a steam room, a sunbed and two treatment rooms.


“We believe that Sans Souci, i.e. ‘without worries’, is a very good name for our hotel. After all, we want our guests to spend some carefree time in Vienna and experience and enjoy the rich cultural and culinary offerings of the city with all of their senses,” says Fuchs.


Düsseldorf, June 2013

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1. The charismatic style of London-based design studio yoo is also continued into the hotel lobby.

2. Hotel Sans Souci offers its guests reserved, tasteful luxury in the heart of Vienna.

3. Design collective yoo translated its vision of urban living in an Austrian hotel for the first time at Hotel Sans Souci.

4. View of the aesthetic junior suite bathroom, complete with WASHLET GL.

5. The bathrooms of the 27 luxury rooms are equipped with NC collection toilets

6. Designer furniture, photographs and Pop art paintings create the charm of the master suite.

7. The guest bathroom in the master suite features a wall-hung wash-down toilet from the NC collection.

8. The WASHLET GL in the master suite offers even more personal hygiene, cleanliness and comfort.

9. The WASHLET GL features the quiet and innovative Tornado Flush standard in all TOTO toilets.


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