The Imperial City, famous for its music, architecture and culture, will welcome the new property in 2021, bringing a playful twist to the conventional hotel scene in Austria’s capital.
Releasing its annual Global Liveability Rankings, the Economist Intelligence Unit said the Austrian capital had overtaken Melbourne following a seven-year reign for the Australian city.
International Airlines Group is to launch a new low-cost Austrian subsidiary, branded as Level, with flights from Vienna starting on July 17th. The new subsidiary will have an Austrian air operator certificate and will be a base for four Airbus A321 aircraft.
Wizz Air will ass Austria as the 44th country in its network by establishing base operations at Vienna Airport. Wizz will open its Austrian base with one Airbus A320 aircraft in June, which will be followed by the deployment of two additional Airbus A321 aircraft in November.
The Student Hotel will open its first Austrian co-living and co-working destination on the Nordbahnstrasse, at the heart of the up-and-coming second district of Vienna. Construction of the 37,878 sq m Student Hotel is expected to start in early 2018, for an opening in quarter two of 2020.
Vienna’s tourism industry has just experienced its best ever year, recoding 13.5 million visitor overnights. This is some 6.3 per cent higher than in 2013, and represents a new all-time high. A total of 6,211,000 arrivals were recorded, an increase of 6.4 per cent.
The Kunstkammer Wien at the Kunsthistorisches Museum is due to reopen to the public on March 1, 2013. The collection – one of the world’s most important surviving “cabinets of curiosities” – will soon be on show in superbly renovated surroundings.
Vienna’s excellent public transportation network is just one of the environmentally friendly ways to explore the capital. There are other options besides the bus, tram and subway – the city’s Green Taxis, Citybikes and Faxis are all great ways to get around with a clear conscience!