Clients traveling to Austria will have a new option next year: the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has just announced plans to open its first property in Vienna in the second quarter of 2012.
The 202-room hotel in the historic Schubertring area consists of two 19th century palaces that are listed as culturally protected properties in Austria. The location is near both the Vienna State Opera and Museum of Fine Arts.
In a statement Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, said, “We continue to explore other opportunities and destinations in Europe. With the region’s strong travel and tourism industry, we see expansion in Europe, with the right hotels in the right locations, to be an essential part of our future strategy.”