Three centuries ago it was horses that took a rest in what is now the five-star Hotel Triest. The building on Wiedner Hauptstraße in the fourth district, close to Karlsplatz then served as horse stable and station for the carriages going from Vienna to Trieste. Nowadays the hotel attracts friends of advanced design and all those who look for high-class accommodation but neither fancy the ubiquitious chains nor the old-established grandeur of the hotels on Ringstraße. The Triest was redesigned by the famous interior designer Sir Terence Conran in 1995 and offers 72 rooms, a restaurant and most likely everything else that makes your stay in Vienna as pleasant as it can be. Why else should Robbie Williams choose the Triest as his place to stay whenever he is in town?