News for the Hospitality Executive
Berlin, July 6, 2012 —Following Germany, Israel, Belgium, Hungary and Switzerland, Leonardo Hotels is now also to have a presence in Vienna. The first Leonardo Hotel in Austria has opened its doors: the 4-star Leonardo Hotel Vienna.
"By coming to Vienna we’ve been able to add another important European location to our hotel portfolio," explains Daniel Roger, CEO of Leonardo Hotels Europe. Vienna’s Leonardo Hotel is located in a central position right on Europaplatz just 100 m from the city’s main shopping street, Mariahilfer Straße, and has 213 bedrooms and 3 function rooms with up to 85 sqm. The reconstruction was financed by the IMMOFINANZ Group, the owner of the hotel property: "We are very pleased to have gained a strong partner for this appealing location with Leonardo Hotels. Together we will further highlight the growing district around the recently newly opened Westbahnhof railway station in Vienna," says Manfred Wiltschnigg, Member of the Board of the IMMOFINANZ Group.
The hotel’s highlight is the generously proportioned, open lobby, which combines bar, restaurant and lounge to form a spacious entrée. »That’s our centrepiece and the hotel’s ‘living room’, which invites people from all over the world to linger, unwind and make new contacts,« says interior designer Andreas Neudahm, explaining his concept. In a major renovation project led by him, the premises got transformed into a modern, fresh lifestyle and business hotel. In order, despite the purist style and modern design, to nevertheless create a link to Vienna and its sights, several special artworks featuring typical Viennese scenes are being produced exclusively for the hotel and will be found in varying sizes throughout the premises.
The very special feature of the hotel is the business level, which extends over two floors and provides bedrooms specifically tailored to the needs of people travelling on business. They feature, for example, spacious desks at which guests sit in extra comfortable ‘Relax Chairs’. The colours convey an especially elegant and refined ambience.
At the new Leonardo Hotel Vienna guests travelling on business experience true exclusivity in the VIP lounge, which has been designed specifically with them in mind — A relaxing atmosphere combined with comprehensive extra service, extended culinary offerings and free Internet access leave nothing to be desired.
Leonardo Hotels is the European division of Fattal Hotels, founded in 1998 by David Fattal. In addition to its hotel locations in Israel, the company has also been active in the European market since 2007 and currently operates over 30 hotels in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Hungary, with other attractive European sites to be added soon. The company head office is in Berlin, Germany.
About the IMMOFINANZ Group
The IMMOFINANZ Group is one of the five largest real estate companies listed on the stock exchange in Europe. It is listed under ATX in the Viennese stock exchange. Since its foundation in 1990, the company has developed a high-value real estate portfolio with more than 1,600 current properties and a net asset value of around EUR 8.7 billion. The core business of the IMMOFINANZ Group includes the acquisition and management of portfolio properties, the realisation of development projects and the utilisation and sale of properties. The IMMOFINANZ Group concentrates its activities on the segments of retail, office space, logistics and residential space in eight regional core markets: Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland and Russia.
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