The original Südbahnhotel Semmering was not only the first hotel on the Semmering, but was also considered a meeting place for society from the aristocracy, business and culture for decades. A jewel of Austrian architectural, social and tourism history. Two world wars and a changing travel culture led to the closure of this unique hotel around 1960. The property was acquired by Mag. Zeller in 2021 and is now being revitalized with love and commitment as a hotel for cultural uses. Michael Niederer and Andreas Wessely, who have already developed several hotel projects in the Semmering region with the Villa Antoinette and the Bergschlössl Semmering, have long dreamed of being able to work on this unique property. St. Corona Interiors was commissioned to renovate and completely redesign the historic toilet facilities, the terrace and the foyers.


The great style of the past was restored in the toilets, the foyer and on the terrace in elaborate detail work with partly historical materials, but partly also newly manufactured products. The two women's toilets in the Waldorf Hall have been completely redesigned. All marble work in all areas has been reconstructed. Modern lighting of the historic toilets gave the historic rooms a modern look. The four toilet facilities fit perfectly into this historic building. The foyer in the Waldorf Hall has been redesigned and brings the great history of the house back to life. From the terrace with a unique view, an original lamp was found and lamps were recast and reinstalled based on this precious piece.