Published on : Friday, July 10, 2020
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group recently announced that it has decided to manage a luxury hotel and branded residences in Vienna, Austria, that is likely to open its doors to guests in late 2023. The property will be housed in a heritage building that originally served as the city’s commercial law court from 1912 to 2003. It is located in a peaceful street in District One of Vienna within the Ringstrasse.
The hotel also provides convenient access to the city’s major attractions, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, Vienna State Opera and a wide range of restaurants and bars, all of which are easy walking distance away. The conversion of the property is already underway, and the restoration will preserve many of the building’s original design elements. The project is owned by Brisen Group, headquartered in Geneva and will operate in the European real estate investment and wealth management sectors.
The 17 residences at Mandarin Oriental will be located on the top two floors of the building and will have private access to the roof, with several of the apartments offering outdoor terraces and stunning citywide views. Upon completion, the hotel will offer accommodation of 151 guestrooms and suites surrounding a courtyard in the centre of the property including a restaurant, bar and outdoor garden. It will also have its own Spa at Mandarin Oriental featuring a series of treatment rooms, a swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness centre. The hotel even comes with a range of adaptable banquet and meeting spaces that will be available for events and social occasions.
London-based designers, Goddard Littlefair, have been appointed to create the hotel and residences interiors. James Riley, Group Chief Executive, Mandarin Oriental said in a statement that the brand is looking forward to extending the Group’s presence into one of Europe’s most popular destinations for art, music and culture and introducing the city to Mandarin Oriental’s exemplary quality of service. He said that the iconic redevelopment of the historic building in a prime location, will offer guests a truly memorable experience, and will ideally fit within the group’s increasing portfolio of central European hotels.