In the past, there has been a lot of disagreement over the Wientals use from an urban planning and infrastructural view point. Otto Wagner intended to build a boulevard by vaulting the river all the way to Schönbrunn palace. His project, however, was completed only partially, while long distances of the Wien remained an open canal.This lack of unity in urban planning is still visible in the unsatisfying architectural situations on both sides of the river, where building lines are irregular and backyards are bordering the river alongside high firewalls. I chose one of these intricate situations as a starting point to develop an alternative planning of this section of the canal. Its central location and good infrastructure make the plot of land the ideal site to build a hotel. Nowadays, the hotel industry faces strong competition with the manifold offer of the share economy and should aim at finding a solution to this intrinsically important issue in the future. Tourists are increasingly transforming into travellers who seek for authenticity and are renouncing to stay in accommodations which are detached from their surroundings. Thus, my draft mainly focuses on the fusion of both city and hotel, as well as local citizens and hotel guests. The combination of various hotel categories within one building reflects the heterogeneity of the city.