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The Harmonie Vienna, BW Premier Collection, Wien

The Harmonie Vienna Offers Hotel Guests In-Room Covid-19 Tests

Simple, safe and comfortable: The four-star boutique hotel The Harmonie Vienna, part of the BW Premier Collection, offers its guests a novel Covid-19 test developed by the Austrian company Lead Horizon directly in the hotel. The Harmonie Vienna is certified according to the Viennese guidelines for dealing with the Corona crisis.


Vienna, September 21, 2020. According to current legislation, a PCR test is mandatory within 48 hours when entering Austria from numerous countries. The boutique hotel The Harmonie Vienna in Vienna, a member of the BW Premier Collection, is now the first hotel in Austria to offer its guests the opportunity to meet this requirement without having to accept long waiting times or having to see a doctor. The Austrian research company LEAD Horizon has launched a novel test based on a gargle solution, which The Harmonie Vienna makes available to its guests. This allows each guest to perform a Covid-19 test safely, conveniently and quickly directly in the hotel room.


"We have given a lot of thought to how we can offer our guests a service in these challenging times so that they can enjoy their visit to Vienna or their business appointments in Vienna with a feeling of security," explains hotel owner Sonja Wimmer. "With LEAD Horizon we have found an established and reliable partner who also meets our quality standards".


The test is available at the boutique hotel The Harmonie Vienna for 120 Euro at the reception. A reservation is not necessary.


Viennese Tradition and Modernity at Boutique Hotel The Harmonie Vienna

In a central location right in the heart of the so-called Servitenviertel, guests of the boutique hotel The Harmonie Vienna, member of BW Premier Collection by Best Western, encounter modern style and Viennese hospitality. Hotel director Sonja Wimmer was able to win Peruvian visual artist Luis Casanova Sorolla for the interior design of her hotel. The four-star superior hotel which is perfect for exploring the Austrian capital offers its guests 66 modern rooms, the Harmonie lounge and bar with a homely atmosphere and afternoon tea as well as a fitness center.


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Caption: Sonja Wimmer, owner of the boutique hotel The Harmonie Vienna, BW Premier Collection, offers guests an easy to perform Covid-19 test on the hotel room.




About BWH Hotel GroupSM:

The BWH Hotel GroupSM is an international hotel group headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and the umbrella brand for the three global brand families including Best Western Hotels & Resorts, WorldHotels Collection and SureStay Hotel Group with a global network of approximately 4,700 independent hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide.* BWH Hotel Group offers a total of 18 hotel brands worldwide that suit the needs of hotel developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®,  Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®,  Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden®, Sadie®, BW Premier Collection® and BW Signature Collection® as well as WorldHotels® Luxury, WorldHotels Elite, WorldHotels Distinctive and WorldHotels Crafted. SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, SureStay Collection® and SureStay StudioSM complete the group's brand portfolio.**  BWH Hotel GroupSM offers hoteliers operational services, sales and marketing support, multiple award-winning online and mobile booking options as well as the customer loyalty programs Best Western Rewards® and WorldHotels RewardsSM with more than 40 million members.


BWH Hotel GroupSM Central Europe GmbH, formerly Best Western Hotels Central Europe GmbH, based in Eschborn, supports a total of around 300 hotels in ten countries, including Germany, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

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* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.

** All Best Western, WorldHotels and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated. In Europe, SureStay Hotels are managed with the brand Sure Hotels.


Further information and press contact:

BWH Hotel Group Central Europe GmbH
Austria | Croatia | Czech Republic | Germany | Hungary | Liechtenstein | Luxemburg | Slovakia | Slovenia | Switzerland

Anke Cimbal, Head of Corporate Communications
Frankfurter Strasse 10-14, 65760 Eschborn, Germany
Tel. +49 (61 96) 47 24 -301


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Press release from: 09/18/2020

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