Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has inked a management agreement for Mandarin Oriental, Vienna, which comprises an upscale hotel and branded residences.
The property, which is housed in a converted heritage building that originally served as the city’s commercial law court from 1912-2003, is located in a tranquil street in District One, within the Ringstrasse. Owned by Brisen Group, it is within arm’s reach of the city’s major attractions, such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, the Vienna State Opera and a variety of restaurants and bars.
Works on Mandarin Oriental, Vienna are already underway, led by London based designers, Goddard Littlefair, with the restoration set to preserve many of the building’s original design elements. It is slated to open its doors in late 2023.
In total, the property will boast 151 guestrooms and suites surrounding a courtyard, as well as a restaurant, a bar and an outdoor garden. Other facilities will include a Spa at Mandarin Oriental with a number of treatment rooms, a pool, a fitness centre and adaptable banqueting and meeting spaces.
Adding to this, 17 Residences at Mandarin Oriental will be located on the top two floors of the building and will offer private access to the roof, with several of the units comprising outdoor terraces with breath-taking citywide views.
Group chief executive, Mandarin Oriental, James Riley enthused on the project: “We look 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.
“This iconic redevelopment of a historic building in a prime location, will offer guests a truly memorable experience, and fits ideally within the Group’s increasing portfolio of central European hotels.” Riley added.
Meanwhile, Dimitry Vallen of Brisen Group also commented: “We are delighted to partner with Mandarin Oriental, one of the world’s best luxury hotel brands, on this project. Mandarin Oriental’s reputation for providing an unparalleled level of luxury service and attention to detail, matches our own wish to create an exceptional luxury hotel and residences in the heart of Vienna.”