International hotel chain, Vienna House, is considering a move into the Irish market.
The Austrian company, owned by Thai real estate developer, U City, is broadening its appeal with a new brand that offers more than just a hotel room. A range of accomm
odation choices — hotel room, family rooms, studio apartments, even office space to rent — will be offered under one roof.
The new ‘Vienna House R.evo’ brand is described as a ‘tribrid’ model, incorporating elements of hotel, hostel, and serviced-apartment accommodation. The first of the new properties will open in Munich, later this year, and the group has short-term plans to open in Glasgow, Bangkok, Budapest, and Hamburg.
The initial focus is on centrally located sites, in mid-to-large sized cities, and the company is also looking at Dublin, as a potential location.