Vienna House has signed the lease agreement for a 96-room hotel project in Kronberg im Taunus, a historic town and modern business centre close to Frankfurt.
The new hotel building forms part of a new urban development plan, ‘Musikquartier Kronberg’, designed by Staab Architekten of Berlin that will also include the construction of the adjacent music hall and the integration of the historic railway station.
Vienna House signed the lease agreement with development firm Contraco.
Construction of the new design hotel is scheduled to start in 2017; the grand opening is planned for the first quarter of 2019.
Daniel Rinck, managing director of Contraco, and Rupert Simoner, chief executive, Vienna House, agree on the chosen location of the new hotel.
“Kronberg is a picturesque city and an important centre for business and research, and it offers direct commuter access to Frankfurt.
“This makes Kronberg such an interesting destination for a new Vienna House hotel.
“The concept – contemporary style and a luxurious, premium lightness – sealed the deal,” Rinck explained.
“Vienna House fits perfectly with Kronberg and its high cultural standards.”
The new hotel design will play with the themes of travel, business and music and will subtly use the historic train station and adjacent chamber music hall as inclusive style elements.
The lobby is the heart of the hotel and will beat with a relaxed and easy-going rhythm. It will be a meeting place with a living room atmosphere, friendly bar and sun terrace.
Breakfast will be served in a home-style kitchen environment, lunch and dinner will reflect the freshness and variety of a weekly market, and the bar will beckon with a lounge-like atmosphere and the most stylish drinks.
“We want to encourage travel and adventure. Vienna House hotels are casual yet high-class. Our focus isn’t on short-lived lifestyle fads, but on fantastic and timeless design, a local connection, sophisticated products, and employees that are authentic hosts,” said Simoner, describing his strategy.