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Today, on February 29, 2016, the ground-breaking ceremony took place to commemorate the beginning of construction work on the new Moxy Vienna Airport Hotel. The 400 room hotel at the airport site features the Marriott lifestyle brand. It is is being built by the international real estate investor Vastint Hospitality B.V. and will be operated by Bierwirth & Kluth Hotel Management GmbH. The first Moxy hotel in Austria is scheduled to open its doors for guests in 2017. The ground-breaking ceremony was led by Markus Lehnert, Regional Vice President International Development Marriott, Klaus Kluth, Managing Director Bierwirth & Kluth and Günther Ofner, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.
“The new Moxy Hotel upgrades Vienna Airport. Passengers and companies at the Airport City will profit from increased overnight accommodation capacity at the site. Marriott’s decision to open the first Moxy Hotel in Austria at the airport underlines the importance of Vienna Airport“, says a satisfied Günther Ofner, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.
Markus Lehnert, Regional Vice President International Development Marriot, is optimistic about future perspectives. “Bierwirth & Kluth not only boasts longstanding know-how in the industry, but is also very familiar with the particular features of our Marriott umbrella brand, which has a strong global presence. These are good pre-requisites for a future-oriented project at an expanding international flight hub.”
Peter Andrews, Managing Director of Vastint Hospitality, adds: “We are pleased to enter the Austrian market on the basis of our investment in the attractive Vienna Airport hotel location. We are already looking for other properties for Moxy hotels in Vienna and the provincial capitals.
“The Marriott lifestyle brand Moxy also has extensive potential in the economy segment,” says a convinced Klaus Kluth, Managing Director of Bierwirth & Kluth. “The concept will be successful, as it is based on favorable rates which particularly appeal to young business and leisure travelers, a stylish design, a lounge atmosphere, plug and meet areas with a high affinity for technology and a clear-cut emphasis on sustainability. We expect a high level of acceptance on the part of our future guests from all over the world.”
Moxy Hotel will open at the beginning of 2017
The opening of the first hotel in Austria featuring the young Marriott lifestyle brand is scheduled for the beginning of 2017. The central location directly behind the Office Park makes it possible to conveniently reach airport terminals by using the passenger tunnel. In addition, customers can use Office Park 3, which is located in close proximity. Seven floors with a total area of about 14,000 m² will be built on the property covering 6,300 m², including a Moxy food and beverage area. A fitness room and two meeting rooms are also planned. The surrounding premises of the airport provide sufficient parking spaces.
Airport City Vienna: Multifunctional location with future potential
The transformation of Vienna Airport as a real estate location to a multifunctional airport city is a key component of the airport’s business strategy. Vienna Airport offers ideal conditions as a location for companies to base their business operations, such as commercial space of more than 140,000 m², office park facilities with approx. 84,000 m² of office and conferencing space, various local shops and services such as supermarkets, a pharmacy, fitness studio and much more. Moreover, the airport has established optimal transport and traffic connections. More information is available at www.airport-city.at.
Vastint Hospitality B.V. and Marriott International signed a framework agreement in 2012 to realize at least 50 limited service hotels of the new Moxy brand. In this case, Vastint Hospitality acts as a preferred developer on behalf of Marriott and a long-term investor. The hotels will remain in the investment portfolio of Vastint Hospitality in the long term. Up until now, Vastint Hospitality has acquired 25 commercial properties throughout Europe for hotel development purposes.
Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,400 properties in 87 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of close to USD 14 billion in the fiscal year 2015. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy Hotels®. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together comprise more than 50 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit the website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news and background information on Marriott International, Inc., visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
Bierwirth & Kluth Hotel Management GmbH (B&K) is a corporate group based in Wiesbaden, Germany, which specializes in hotel development, hotel operation and renovation. This service portfolio enables Bierwirth & Kluth to offer solutions for investors, banks, owners and operators. The managing directors, Peter Bierwirth, Klaus Kluth and Petra Bierwirth, are recognized experts and hoteliers with longstanding experience in leading positions in the international hotel industry. The company currently operates five four-star hotels in Germany and Austria, with seven others either in planning or under construction. www.bierwirth-kluth.de
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