Project of the Week: Mandarin Oriental Vienna

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Our luxury Project of the Week is Mandarin Oriental’s US$43 million five star conversion in Vienna, which will breathe new life into one of the city’s old court buildings.

The Mandarin Oriental Vienna will be housed in a heritage building which served as the city’s commercial law court for nearly a century. Guests will be just steps from the city’s famed Stephansdom, in the well-heeled District One neighbourhood. 

Reviving luxury in the heart of Vienna

The extensive reconstruction is destined to revive the storied building by blending its cultural heritage with innovation. The 30.000 sqm project aims to set a new standard for 21st century architecture and hospitality in Austria. 

The Mandarin Oriental Vienna will contain 163 rooms, suites and residences, all lovingly restored with the building’s rich historical past in mind. 

A unique residency proposition

The hotel will also contain 25 serviced residences, with occupiers able to access exclusive features such as a grand salon with fireplace and dining area, a private library and meeting space, in-residence dining services, exclusive access to the hotel’s amenities and a dedicated team of full-time Mandarin Oriental trained staff including a 24-hour concierge, valet, maintenance, housekeeping, and security to manage everyday life.

The exclusive residences will be situated on the top three floors of the hotel, giving residents private access to the roof and outdoor garden. 

Partnering with the industry’s finest

The project is being developed by Brisen Group, a luxury property developer which specialises in unique real estate in prime European locations. 

Also signed onto the project is Goddard Littlefair, an award-winning luxury interior architecture studio based in London. The firm will be designing all of the interior spaces, including the guest rooms and suites, reception, lobby lounge, meeting rooms, spa and gym. 

The interiors of the Mandarin Oriental Vienna will aim to capture the “spirit of Vienna in a modern way,” the firm said, adding it would be “playful and surprising with sophisticated and soft tones.”


Mandarin Oriental was announced as the hotel and residential operator of the building at Jakobergasse 1 in 2020, with a predicted opening date of 2023. 

This has since been revised to the first quarter of 2025.