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New hotel to be built at Vienna Airport

Moxy Hotel at Milan Malpensa Moxy Hotel at Milan Malpensa

A new hotel will go into operation at Vienna Airport at the start of 2017 after a decision was made by the gateway in favour of the Vastint Hospitality and Moxy Hotel tender.

Moxy Hotels, the new stylish economy brand by Marriott International, plans to open its first 400-room hotel in Vienna, Austria in 2017 following a competitive pitch process with more than 60 hotel operators and investors.

The investor for this project is Vastint Hospitality, a company belonging to Inter IKEA.

Moxy Hotels opened its first hotel at Terminal 2 at Milan Malpensa Airport in September 2014 and has further hotels planned for Germany, UK and Norway over the next two years.

Vienna Airport serves as the entity granting surface rights to build on the land it owns, and the license agreement was signed yesterday with the investment company implementing the project.

Moxy3Moxy Hotel at Milan Malpensa

The validity of the contract is subject to the condition precedent of it securing the approval of the supervisory boards of the investor, which is expected shortly.

Günther Ofner, member of the management board of Flughafen Wien AG, says: “The new Moxy Hotel at Vienna Airport is a further step in the consistent implementation of our strategy designed to create an Airport City.

“We managed to select the best project from a very large number of tenders. As a result, hotel capacity at Vienna Airport will increase by 400 rooms, and many new jobs will be created, which is particularly important in economically challenging times.”

The hotel will be built directly behind the Office Park at Vienna Airport on part of the area currently used as Parking Lot C.

moxy2Moxy Hotel at Milan Malpensa

Hotel guests will be able to conveniently use the passenger tunnel to reach the airport terminals, and conference guests will be able to make use of the conference centre in Office Park 3 in close proximity to the planned hotel.

Up until now the on-site hotel offering of Vienna Airport has been in the four star category consisting of about 500 rooms.

Markus Lehnert, regional vice president international hotel development Europe, Marriott International, comments: “Moxy Hotels offers today’s global traveller a stylish travel experience with modern technology at an affordable price and we are delighted for the opportunity to open our first hotel in Austria."

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