Colorful and diverse: Vienna's new hotels
In the midst of the pandemic, Meeting Destination Vienna set a particularly good example with the Hilton Vienna Park. The hotel, one of the largest downtown meeting and event hotels in Europe, reopened in late summer 2020 following extensive renovations. And the results are impressive: the London-based design team of Goddard Little, which took its inspiration from the splendor of Viennese Art Nouveau, was responsible for large parts of the redesign. The approx. 3,500 square meters of event space and the business centers of the Hilton Vienna Park also sparkle anew. The best prerequisites for a perfect meeting are also offered by the exclusive outdoor areas of the Executive Lounge with a view of St. Stephen's Cathedral. The lavish revitalization also resulted in the creation of dozens of new rooms offering a fantastic view of the green oasis of Vienna's Stadtpark and the Wien river. Especially practical: the 663-room hotel in the center of Vienna can be reached directly from the airport in just 16 minutes with the City Airport Train (CAT).
A different way of meeting
The Hotel Andaz Vienna is a breath of fresh air for meetings and events. Fans of contemporary architecture will love the hotel, which opened in 2019 just a few steps from the Baroque Belvedere Palace and the ultramodern Vienna Main Station. The ensemble of high-rise buildings was designed by the Italian architecture world star and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano. The result is a luxury and lifestyle hotel with 303 rooms and around 2,200 square meters of meeting and event space. From large conferences with up to 900 participants to smaller business meetings, everything is possible at the Hotel Andaz Vienna; it is also suited for presentations and festivities of every kind. A large outdoor terrace also offers the possibility for events under an open sky. High up on the top floor is the Aurora Bar – one of the most impressive rooftop bars in Vienna, with spectacular views of the Belvedere and the whole of downtown Vienna.
When it opens in fall 2021, Hotel Motto will add a new hotel to the Viennese portfolio that in many ways is in a class all of its own. located on Mariahilferstrasse, the capital's busiest shopping street and one of the liveliest spots anywhere in the city, the new arrival will serve up a touch of 1920s Parisian charm, contemporary Viennese style and a dash of Scandi coziness. Its official tagline is "Vienna meets Paris". And the opulence of the interiors is definitely on-message: featuring floral fabric wallpaper, decorative mirrors and fun chandeliers, the rooms and suites exude a dreamy, relaxed and creative ambience. Custom carpets, furniture, tiles and lamps designed exclusively for the hotel by Arkan Zeytinoglu Architects are paired with vintage furnishings – some of which are actual originals from the legendary Paris Ritz. But Hotel Motto is not just about a playful take on the past. The creative spirits behind the 91 rooms and suites at this boutique hotel talk about an "unusual mix of punk rock and avant-garde". It also has plenty to say for itself from a culinary perspective: high above street level on the roof of the historic 1870s building is a restaurant complete with bar and terrace. On the ground floor it has its very own organic bakery that is every bit the equal of the rest of the luxury establishment in terms of decor.
Welcome to the Superbude
Vienna is set to show that it more than lives up to its reputation as a leading city for congresses, meetings, and events of every kind with the opening of a large number of new hotels, especially in the coming months. The opening of the Superbude Wien at the beginning of June 2021 marks the first location of the Superbude Hotels outside Germany. It is located in the immediate vicinity of Messe Wien and offers a hotel concept that combines the best of many worlds: "Hotel comfort, hostel vibe, and home feeling," is how the Superbude describes itself. Business travelers who love a relaxed, contemporary ambience are as warmly welcomed here as weekend visitors. A total of 178 "digs" of between 20 and 57 square meters are available to choose from. Conferences, events, and meetings are also possible at the Superbude. Three differently styled rooms with modern conferencing technology offer space for up to 45 people. The Superbude is also extremely exciting on the food front. "NENI am Prater" is on the same site and is a fantastic Israeli restaurant with bar and rooftop terrace. And right next to the Superbude, the new Hotel Zoku Vienna is also opening in June, and will offer an innovative concept between living and working. A home-office hybrid that appeals especially to "global nomads" who travel a lot for work.
Made of wood, but not wooden
A really exciting newcomer among Vienna's hotels is the Dormero HoHo. It is the first project of the Dormero Group in Austria. A special location was chosen for it. The hotel, which opens its doors at the beginning of July 2021, is located in Seestadt Aspern, one of Europe's largest urban development areas. The hotel building itself, the Hoho highrise, is one of the tallest of its kind made from wood in the world, and sets new benchmarks in terms of sustainable construction. It offers a cosmopolitan, relaxed hotel concept with a very youthful atmosphere. On the 15th floor are large seminar rooms with a great panoramic view. The 143-room Dormero Hoho is also interesting for meeting and event guests because a completely new event location is being created in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. The opening of the Ariana, the new event venue, is planned for the end of 2021. Events for 100 to 500 visitors are possible on 1,300 square meters.
Pure luxury on the Ringstrasse
If you'd like to experience Vienna in really luxurious style, then you can look forward to some fantastic offerings in 2022. The Almanac Vienna is currently being built on perhaps the world's most beautiful boulevard, Vienna's Ringstrasse. Planned as a 5-star-plus establishment with 111 rooms, of which more than two thirds are suites, the historic structure alone guarantees special moments. The hotel is located in the historic, former Palais Henckel-Donnersmarck, which was completely remodeled to meet the new requirements. This also includes the creation in the Almanac Vienna of breathtaking event rooms, which are among the most beautiful in Vienna and provide the perfect setting for meetings of every kind. An elegant spa, a concept store, a coffee shop, and a high-class restaurant with bar round off this luxurious project.
Even more luxury for Vienna
Work is currently proceeding apace on Graben, in the heart of Vienna city center. The Rosewood Vienna will be the fifth hotel of Rosewood Hotels in Europe. The 5-star property, which will also offer spacious rooms for meetings and conferences, is scheduled to open in summer 2022.
Notable growth will also take place in the luxury segment in 2023. The first Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Vienna, with 151 rooms and suites as well as 17 luxury penthouse apartments, is being created in a magnificent Art Nouveau building on Riemergasse, near to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Rooms for conferences and meetings are also planned.
The BASSENA Wien Messe Prater has already been open since March 2020. The first hotel of the new brand of the Verkehrsbüro Group is - as the name suggests - located close to the Messe Wien congress center.
You can find an overview of all hotels and locations of Meeting Destination Vienna here.