Behind the artistic façade in the hip and vibrant Viennese district around Karmelitermarkt hides House of Time, a spaciously proportioned five-suite property that allows guests to do as much or as little as they like. Standing on the site of a 12th century monastery, which seven centuries later gained fame as the setting for masquerade balls that attracted the finest of fin-de-siècle Viennese society, the property unites these two vestiges of its fascinating past: a tranquil retreat from the modern-day Austrian capital with its own meditation room and an opulently decorated property whose private entrance offers maximum discretion. In its current reincarnation, House of Time has been reworked into a luxurious residence where international designers have decorated each suite with its own theme; features range from vast, specially developed beds, imported Italian Via Appia stone and a 1936 Art Deco bar to a private cinema and bamboo-lined sauna. With the property able to organise a personal butler, chef and tailored tours, guests can retreat behind the façade and revel in the luxury within.