The Hotel Sacher is a five-star hotel in the Innenstadt of Vienna, Austria, next to the Staatsoper. It is famous for the speciality of the house, the Sachertorte chocolate cake. There is also an art gallery in the hotel with works from the 19th century. The hotel is built where Antonio Vivaldi once lived.

History
The hotel was founded in 1876 by Eduard Sacher (1843”“1892) as a maison meublée. After his death his widow Anna Sacher (1859”“1930) became manager. Under her rule, the hotel became one of the finest hotels in the world, where the aristocracy and diplomats would meet. After World War I Anna Sacher upheld the upper-class reputation of the hotel and denied service to guests of non-aristocratic descent, at the same time granting generous credit to impoverished aristocrats. Her management ran the business into financial problems and eventually to bankruptcy and change of ownership in the 1930s. Since 1934, the hotel has been owned by the Gürtler family under the company name "Eduard Sacher GmbH & Co OHG". This company also owns the Österreichischer Hof hotel in Salzburg. The most interesting fact that is omitted practically everywhere is thet, immediately after the end of WW2, Austria was occupied, divided into four zones with Vienna itself becoming an international zone ”“ the British used the Hotel as their headquarters and it even appears in The Third Man. The hotel extended its roof for more rooms in 2005, which caused a stir with conservators. The hotel also found fame in the German-speaking world via the popular television series Hallo ... Hotel Sacher, Portier starring Fritz Eckhardt.

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