Construction Begins on New Vienna Hotel

Big news from Vienna...literally. The first stone has been set for what will become the tallest building in Austria: the DC Tower, future home to the Hotel ME Vienna. Sol Meliá is already calling it "the most cosmopolitan and sophisticated of the hotel brands" that they operate.

Representing the hotel company, André Gerondeau, executive vice president hotels at Sol Meliá, said the project would “create a new point of reference in the city of Vienna and a magnificent attraction for visitors to the city.” During the ceremony, Gerondeau helped lay the first stone with Willibald Cernko (Bank of Austria), Norbert Scheed (director of the District of Donaustadt), Rudolf Schicker (Vienna Councillor for City Planning), Thomas Jakoubek (WED), Dominique Perrault (architect), Philippe Carré (French Ambassador to Austria) and the host, the Vienna's Mayor Michael Häupl.

The new ME Vienna, the fifth ME by Meliá hotel and the first hotel to be operated by Sol Meliá in Austria, will have 255 rooms on the first 15 floors of the building with panoramic views over the River Danube.

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