Austria - Parkhotel Graz
The Florian family - hosts with passion
" Charm, cordiality and hospitality are the guarantee for an irresistible feel-good atmosphere "

Cordiality, authenticity and tradition form the foundation for the unique flair and atmosphere that permeate the Parkhotel Graz. The success of the traditional hotel is based on the commitment of the Florian family, who have already built the legendary hotel over four generations.

The hotel owes its name to its beautiful location near to three parks: The Merano Park, Graz City Park and Lessing Park.

Despite the hotel’s central location, it is pleasantly quiet. The romantic Biedermeier garden in the courtyard invites guests to linger. The Parkhotel is based on two pillars, business tourists and holidaymakers, for whom key elements are location, excellent cuisine with international and regional specialities, spacious wellness area with indoor pool, sauna and fitness rooms, together with elegant, fully air-conditioned rooms. The hotel offers international comfort with the most modern technology.

An illustrious guest list including heads of state from all over the world, the Austrian Presidents, Nobel laureates, film, television, music and opera stars have stayed at the Parkhotel.

Parkhotel Graz’s origins date back to 1574 and the inn “Zur goldenen Birn”. Many generations of owners developed the hostelry over 445 years resulting in today’s 4-star superior hotel. In 1867, the new building complex was built. August Florian, a baker, and his wife Maria acquired the hotel in 1933. After extensive renovation the hotel was reopened in March 1934 as the “Parkhotel”.

In the war years 1944-1945 the Parkhotel was badly damaged. The reconstruction over 10 years was under the leadership of Herbert Florian with his wife Liesl. At the end of the 1970s, Peter and Sissy Florian took over the hotel in all aspects developing its excellent reputation in Graz and beyond with the traditional Florian restaurant becoming a social meeting place and mecca for connoisseurs. Peter Florian became a Maître Hôtelier member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in 2000.

In 1989 Parkhotel Graz joined Romantik Hotels & Restaurants International (member until 2015) officially awarded the “Superior” classification due to its exclusivity and above-average standards. It was the only hotel in Styria to have this distinction.

Always following the trend, Parkhotel was equipped with a spa including an indoor pool at the beginning of the new millennium.

Since 2016 the Parkhotel has been a member of PrivateCityHotels, a marketing group which promises unforgettable experiences in unique, privately-managed hotels in 15 different cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

As of July 1, 2013 Philipp Florian with his wife Liliya are now continuing the exemplary success story of the Parkhotel Graz. Their daughter Paulina, the fifth generation is already in the starting blocks!

Charm, cordiality and hospitality are the guarantee for an irresistible feel-good atmosphere and therefore for satisfied guests. High values are paramount and guaranteed, always coming first for the entire hotel team when dealing with each other and with the Parkhotel guests. The Florian family has created the perfect recipe for a superbly successful business and visitor destination.