Country overview: 99 hotel projects in progress across Austria [Infographic]

by | 20 Oct 2020 | Projects

Austria will grow its hotel offering by more than 13,000 rooms in the coming years, the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database reveals, with particularly strong growth in the four-star category.

A peek into our records shows that Austria’s hotel pipeline contains 99 projects with 13,041 rooms in total. We find out more about these upcoming openings in one of Europe’s most beautiful countries.

Hotel market growth lies ahead

Austria’s hotel market will keep growing steadily over the next few years. For the remainder of 2020, 19 properties with 1,590 rooms are scheduled to launch, of which six are already in the pre-opening phase.

Then in 2021, 31 openings will bring 4,202 additional keys, followed by 13 more openings with 1,851 rooms in 2022. 36 projects are on the books for 2023 and beyond.

Of these 99 hotels in the database, 22 are in the five-star category, 43 are in the four-star segment and 26 are three-star affairs.

Austria’s key urban hotel markets

Vienna, Austria’s elegant capital city, will get the lion’s share of new hotels – 30 projects with 5,489 keys are underway here.

Innsbruck, while admittedly a long way back in absolute terms, comes second with five new hotels and a total of 597 rooms. Meanwhile, Graz, Salzburg and Steyr will each see four properties open.

In terms of the top hotel brands expanding in Austria, Radisson Red, Harry’s Home, Best Western and B&B Hotels will launch three hotels each, with 554, 417, 356 and 283 rooms respectively. And Arcotel Hotels & Resorts will add two properties and 359 keys to its portfolio.

Austria’s key hotel projects to watch out for

The 700-room Hotel im LeopoldQuartier will become part of a new mixed-use project by UBM Development. The 23,000 sq m LeopoldQuartier will be close to the Danube and within walking distance of the city centre. Apartments, commercial spaces, a hotel and plenty of greenery will make up this new urban development in Vienna. Construction is set to begin in late 2021 and will likely be completed by 2024.

The Forum Hotel is another exciting project in Vienna. This 190-room property will open by 2022, forming part of a larger development that will include six buildings and house offices, apartments and parking spaces. The hotel’s proximity to both Vienna’s business and leisure areas will make it ideal for both leisure and business guests.

Elsewhere, Seefeld, a popular leisure destination just outside of Innsbruck, will soon be home to a new five-star resort. The Sevelt Resort will offer 115 rooms and suites ranging from 29 to 122 sq m in size. Facilities will include an à la carte restaurant, a bar, a wellness area and a beauty lounge as well as a sauna and an indoor pool. Sissibay, the architect behind Sevelt Resort’s chalet-style design, is also adding a private garden and biotope for guests to enjoy after a day at the nearby Academy Golf Course. An opening date has not currently been set.

Finally, a luxury icon will open in Vienna by Q2 2022. The 99-room Rosewood Vienna will combine the best of European architecture and design with a refined yet modern style, offering spacious rooms and suites, all featuring separate spaces for entertainment and relaxation. This property will incorporate a variety of dining and entertainment options, including a rooftop bar with exceptional views of the city and an intimate restaurant in a garden setting. Additionally, the hotel will include meetings and events spaces to allow for a variety of private gatherings and conferences.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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