Vienna Media News 10/2018 New arrivals on Vienna’s hotel scene
Numerous accommodations have sprung up around the Hauptbahnhof development over the past few years, and other new projects are already on the way. Andaz Vienna am Belvedere (303 rooms) is due to open in spring 2019. This luxury hotel was designed by the Italian star architect Renzo Piano and built by Austrian property company Signa and the Hyatt Group. A sky bar on the 16th floor, 60 meters above street level, will open up previously unseen views of the city. The Mooons (170 rooms) boutique hotel on Wiedner Gürtel hopes to carve out a niche for itself from mid-2019 with a combination of smart, affordable luxury, a restaurant, garden and roof terraces, and a fully-equipped gym.
There are also a number of interesting hotel projects in some of the city’s newest urban development areas. The HoHo Hotel is due to open in spring 2019 in the HoHo Wien building in Seestadt Aspern in north eastern Vienna. Located in Vienna’s green periphery, HoHoWien is the world’s only 24-story timber high rise. Towering 84 meters above ground, once fully let it will contain restaurants, offices, commercial businesses, apartments and a hotel. It takes just 25 minutes to reach Seestadt from the center of town on the U2 subway line. A new district is also springing up in the part of the second district formerly occupied by the Nordbahnhof railway yards. The Austria Campus office complex welcomed the budget design hotel roomz, the chain’s second location in Vienna, in June 2018. It offers 265 rooms, a restaurant, bar and gym. Hamburg’s Novum Group has expanded into Vienna, or the twentieth district to be more precise, where it opened the 159-room niu Franz in July 2018.
The Lenikus group is planning two hotels in Vienna’s historic city center. Work to construct a five-star grand hotel with 75 rooms and suites on five floors of a heritage-listed Baroque building at Bauernmarkt 1 is scheduled for completion in 2019. Another hotel at Bauernmarkt 21 – with around 100 rooms as well as event spaces – is shaping up for completion by mid-2020. Elsewhere, Hotel Kummer on Vienna’s popular Mariahilfer Strasse shopping street is being remodeled as a boutique lifestyle hotel. It will reopen as Hotel Motto with 90 rooms, an organic bakery and retail spaces in 2020. Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom was renamed SO/ Vienna in September 2018. Located on the Danube canal, the luxury hotel is located in a spectacular high rise which was designed by the French star architect Jean Nouvel.
An empty bar/restaurant on Neustiftgasse in the seventh district was converted into the Grätzelhotel Neubau. The quirky design of the four suites, which opened in summer 2018, takes its inspiration from the spaces’ original use. Also located in the seventh district, Boutiquehotel Altstadt regularly invites artists, designers and architects to redesign its rooms. Summer 2018, saw the unveiling of three new suites by the Austrian architect Roland Nemetz. The Josef Hoffmann Suite contains original pieces from the heyday of Viennese modernism as well as pieces by the contemporary Spanish furniture designer Jaime Hayon who drew inspiration from Hoffmann’s work. Das Triest in the fourth district is expanding. Incorporating a neighboring building, it will feature 51 more rooms, and a new restaurant, bar and conference area on the top floor when the extension opens in fall 2018.
Work on the new Hotel Intercontinental in the third district is scheduled to get underway in 2020. The first hotel belonging to an international chain to open in the city (back in 1964), it will reopen in 2023 with rooms and a contemporary meeting center. The area surrounding the hotel, Heumarkt, will form part of the new ensemble. Another residential building including hotel apartments and offices are planned next to the hotel. The neighboring Wiener Eislaufverein ice rink will also be redesigned. The ‘Heumarkt neu’ project follows an adapted design by Brazilian studio Isay Weinfeld, who contributed the winning submission in an international architectural competition for the area’s redevelopment.
- Andaz Vienna am Belvedere, Arsenalstrasse 10, 1100 Vienna, www.signa.at
- Mooons, Wiedner Gürtel 16, 1040 Vienna, www.mooons.com
- HoHo Hotel, Janis-Joplin-Promenade 26, 1220 Vienna, www.hoho-wien.at
- roomz, Rothschildplatz 2, 1020 Vienna, www.roomz-hotels.com
- niu Franz, Dresdnerstrasse 111, 1200 Vienna, www.niu.de
- Lenikus hotel projects, Bauernmarkt 1 + 21, 1010 Vienna, www.lenikus.at
- Hotel Motto, Mariahilfer Strasse 71A, 1060 Vienna, www.wertinvest.at
- Grätzelhotel Neubau, Neustiftgasse 48, 1070 Vienna, www.graetzlhotel.com
- Boutiquehotel Altstadt, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna, www.altstadt.at
- SO/ Vienna, Praterstrasse 1, 1020 Vienna, www.so-vienna.com
- Das Triest, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 12, 1040 Vienna, www.dastriest.at
- Hotel InterContinental, Johannesgasse 28, 1030 Vienna, www.vienna.intercontinental.com
- Project Heumarkt neu, www.heumarkt-neu.at
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