SOF­I­TEL HO­TEL

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If you see this Jean Nou­vel-de­signed ho­tel from a dis­tance af­ter dark, you will no­tice the ceil­ing of its 18th-floor Le Loft bar ap­pear­ing as a glow­ing, psy­che­delic swathe through glass walls at the top. Take the el­e­va­tor up and upon en­ter­ing the ex­pan­sive space, which dou­bles as a restau­rant, not only will you be con­fronted with panoramic views but the Pip­i­lotti Rist cre­ation above you. The artist printed pho­tos of au­tumn leaves on to can­vas pan­els that are il­lu­mi­nated from be­hind to create a strik­ing canopy of or­ange, yel­low, ma­genta and turquoise. Try a sig­na­ture cock­tail – the 18th Floor (€19, about $25) mixes Ab­so­lut vodka, el­der­flower, ap­ple juice, sugar and lemon. Open 12:00 PM-2:00 AM Prater­strasse 1; tel +43 1906 160; sof­i­tel.com

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