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Sustainability at Zeitgeist Vienna

Because environmental protection is zeitgeisty, our guests do good even while they sleep. A nice feeling? No, a great one! From our free eFuel stations in our garage to the photovoltaic system on the roof – for us, sustainability is not just a term, but everyday life.

Our “Going Green” Measures

Sustainability is high valued at our hotel: we use green electricity and the toilet paper is free of chemicals and made of 100% recycled paper. We attach great importance to regional products and the cooperation with local partners. The use of natural materials over plastic & co is a top priority for us. We save paper wherever possible and rely on digital formats instead.


Green electricity: Zeitgeist Vienna is powered exclusively by green electricity generated by hydroelectric power plants in Vorarlberg.

Photovoltaic system: Our 96 photovoltaic modules can generate up to 36 kW, depending on the position and intensity of the sun. 

Digital Smart Check-In: Our guests can already check in online with their smartphone before arrival – this saves time at the reception desk as well as a lot of paper.

Bed & table linen: With our partner laundries we pay attention to sustainable conditions, renewable energy sources & low CO2 emissions.

Clothes cleaning: The clothes cleaning of our guests takes place at our Viennese partner company in a water-saving way and with environmentally friendly detergent. Also the return transport of the cleaned clothes takes place in clothes bags, instead of plastic bags.

Printed matter: Our printed matter is produced by a printing company with the Austrian eco-label. Recycled paper and environmentally friendly ink is used. We also donate the printer cartridges of our back office areas to the RED NOSES as part of the Recycling4smile initiative.

Christmas presents: Instead of investing in the 10th Christmas present, we prefer to use our opportunities and make annual donations to charitable organizations and initiatives. In recent years, Zeitgeist-Christkind has been able to support MOMO – Vienna’s mobile children’s hospice and Hilfswerk Niederösterreich with their ‘Meals on Wheels’ initiative, among others.

Location: Traveling without leaving a big ecological footprint? Thanks to our top location only 300 meters from the main train station, you can reach your destination quickly and green with trains, buses, streetcars or the subway. Also from the airport it is only 15min by train to the main station.

Free bikes: You want to explore the city and enjoy the nice weather at the same time? Borrow one of our Zeitgeist bikes for free and do something good not only for the environment but also for your health.

eFueling stations for electric vehicles: Charge your eCar or your Tesla free of charge at one of the four charging stations in our hotel’s own underground parking garage (charging time for a full charge when the vehicle battery is completely empty: approx. 6-8 h).

Natural materials: We attach great importance to natural materials, instead of plastic & Co. Even our pens are made of wood and paper, instead of plastic.


Green rate: As a thank you for their proactive contribution to environmental protection, guests who skip the daily room cleaning will receive up to -20% discount on their stay as well as a € 5,- voucher for our restaurant-café-bar Pergola. By doing so, you will not only help us to save cleaning supplies, but also resources in the form of water and detergent for your towels in the laundry.

Green Cleaning” room cleaning: the “Green Cleaning” technology (cleaning with over 180°C hot, dry steam and high pressure) kills germs, inactivates viruses and is gentle to surfaces at the same time – without any corrosive chemicals that can affect the skin and lungs of our cleaning staff and our guests.

Toilet paper: Even our toilet paper is produced without chemicals and consists of 100% recycled paper. This makes it fully degradable and leaves no toxic traces in wastewater.

Digital against paper waste: We do not use printed hotel folders in the rooms. Instead, all info is available to our guests directly on our WIFI home page or at any time at

Care products: Our Absolute NORDIC Skincare brand care products are 97% biodegradable. They are made of renewable and plant-based materials, while ingredients that are slow to biodegrade have been reduced to a minimum.

Saving water in the shower: Doing good not only while sleeping, but also while showering: All of our bathrooms are equipped with water-saving shower systems. This allows our guests to reduce water consumption by 50% while showering at the same water pressure.

LED lighting: By using LED lighting in the rooms we save electricity.

Bio breakfast

Regional products: The motto of our breakfast buffet is “organic, regional & home-made”! How do freshly roasted organic coffee & tea, fresh honeycomb, organic Viennese bread (also gluten-free) and freshly prepared Kaiserschmarren sound to you? Great? We think so too! Our rich breakfast buffet on the 2nd floor will tempt you with organic quality and local products.

Furthermore our guests are pleased about organic milk from Salzburg, organic free-range eggs from Lower Austria (Code O), Verival organic muesli from Tyrol, meat & sausage products from the butchery Windisch from Lower Austria, jams from the Tyrolean fruit kitchen, honey from Carinthia, an many more!

Organic coffee & tea: In addition to a selection of organic teas, our guests also enjoy FAIRTRADE coffee – because not only the taste must be right, but also the conditions for our producers.

Restaurant-Café-Bar Pergola

Freshly cooked: We prepare the food for our restaurants freshly to order as far as possible, saving 1/5 of our refrigeration capacity and 2.5 kg of plastic per month for vacuum packaging.

Homemade instead of packaged: instead of individually wrapped cookies, we serve a homemade cookie with no artificial ingredients with our coffees in the Pergola. Even our burger buns are handmade and made only from regional and organic products.

Food delivery: Of course, only fresh and high quality food is delivered to our kitchen and table. This food is delivered in a CO2-neutral manner – by a certified supplier who, among other things, plants around 4,000 trees every year.

Straws: Enjoy cool drinks without a guilty conscience. Our straws are made of paper and therefore completely biodegradable. Cheers!

Waste cooking oil disposal: Our waste cooking oil is processed into sustainable biodiesel.

Regional meat: With us you can enjoy your schnitzel without hesitation! Our schnitzel meat comes directly from the Eder butchery in Vienna.

“Going Green” Trainings: We support a conscious and responsible approach to food. Therefore, our employees also have the chance to attend regular trainings to be informed about the origin and production processes of our food.

Zeitgeist Green Rate

Do you already know our Green Rate? Save on your booking and protect the environment at the same time by foregoing daily room cleaning.

Book directly and gain advantages


Always -15% exclusive discount


Early check-in from 2pm


Late check-out until 2pm


-50% on John Harris day passes


-20% with the Green Rate

Have you met Jana?

Have you met Jana?

Jana is our assistant housekeeping manager. Even on days when the work seems to have no end, she remains calm and reduces the stress level.

Do you have any questions?

For more information and news about our hotel, our (seminar and meeting) rooms and other offers, please contact Nina or Melanie from our reservation team. We are available for you daily from 0-24 and look forward to your inquiry!

Our motto at the breakfast buffet is organic, regional & homemade