Minor Hotels, the parent company for luxury hotel brands Anantara, Tivoli and Elewana Collection, have announced the upcoming addition to the Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas portfolio in the Vienna, capital of Austria. As part of the group’s strategic expansion plans across Europe, Anantara Palais Hansen Vienna Hotel will launch in March 2024.
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. Ten function rooms spanning the ground floor and mezzanine level make the hotel a popular location for meetings and events, while the ballroom can host gala dinners, weddings and conferences for up to 265 people. Leisure facilities will include an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.
The 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.
Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO, Minor International & CEO – Minor Hotels, said, “We are thrilled to be bringing the Anantara brand to Vienna, the undisputed cultural centre of Austria and one of the world capitals of music. 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.”