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Ruby Sofie – From Sponges to Cocktails

Ready for a quick trip down memory lane? Marie's building started as a 19th-century bathhouse, danced its way into a ballroom, and now shines as our sleek lean luxury hotel.

Originally constructed as a 19th-century bathhouse, Ruby Sofie's journey began as the Sofiensäle – a place destined for a life of lather, rinse, repeat. However, destiny took a harmonious turn as the bathhouse's exceptional acoustics were discovered, transforming it into a magnificent ballroom. The resplendent Sofiensäle became a cultural haven, hosting everything from intimate concerts to grand gala balls. 

The stage of Ruby Sofie witnessed the likes of Johann Strauss to the Kinks, as the bathhouse-turned-ballroom embraced a rich tapestry of musical genres and cultural experiences. Today, the echoes of those performances linger in the walls of Ruby Sofie, infusing the space with a unique energy that pays homage to its storied past.

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Drawing inspiration from the illustrious history of Sofiensäle, Ruby Sofie's design concept seamlessly weaves together vintage furnishings, antique playbills, and modern elements. The hotel serves as a visual ode to its past life, where every corner resonates with the echoes of concerts and gala events. 

As you step into the cosy bar, the spirit of music lives on through local bands, providing a lively backdrop for patrons enjoying a cocktail or sharing a beer with friends. The design narrative continues in each room, where Lean Luxury reigns supreme – creating a serene haven designed with a focus on ensuring a restful night's sleep.

Situated amidst peaceful streets and surrounded by historic architecture, Ruby Sofie offers a haven of tranquility. Yet, it is merely an eight-minute walk from Wien Mitte station, strategically positioned just across the river from the iconic landmarks of the Ringstrasse. This juxtaposition of calm and connectivity makes Ruby Sofie a perfect retreat for those seeking a blend of cultural immersion and modern convenience.

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