Minor Hotels is launching a new luxury hotel to the Anantara stable in Vienna, Austria, set within a listed palace built in 1873 by Theophil Hansen.
As part of the group’s strategic expansion across Europe, Anantara Palais Hansen Vienna Hotel will launch in March 2024.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Vienna on the renowned Schottenring, part of the city’s Ring Boulevard. Over the years the palace has served as various municipal offices and cultural venues, before being transformed into a luxury hotel in 2013, currently operating as Palais Hansen Kempinski.
Many of Vienna’s cultural and artistic attractions can be found in close proximity to the historically listed 150-year-old building, while a nearby U-bahn station connects with the rest of the city.
The rebranded property will feature 152 classically decorated guest rooms and suites on three floors, including a 270-square metre Presidential Suite, the largest in the Austrian capital. Dining options will include a Michelin-starred restaurant, regional cuisine at the Wintergarten, an elegant Lobby Lounge & Bar and Cigar Lounge.
Anantara Palais Hansen Vienna Hotel will undergo a significant renovation, during which the full suite of Anantara hallmarks and experiences will be introduced. Starting later in 2024 and continuing throughout 2025, the refurbishment will include guest rooms and suites, the lobby, meeting spaces, restaurants and bars. In addition, the existing spa will be enhanced and relaunched as Anantara Spa, combining European and Asian wellness traditions.
“Anantara Palais Hansen Vienna Hotel will offer an unparalleled experience of luxury, elegance and hospitality in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. This is an exciting milestone for both Minor Hotels and Anantara, as we continue to expand our presence and brand portfolio across the continent,” said Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO – Minor International & CEO – Minor Hotels.