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Vienna House takes over boutique design hotel in Dresden

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Vienna House is preparing to open its new Vienna House QF Dresden in January 2017. The lease agreement with Netherlands-based real estate fund Dekor Vastgoed B.V. was signed on 27 September 2016. The 95-room hotel is located in Dresden’s old town directly next to the landmark Frauenkirche church on Neumarkt square.

The exclusive boutique hotel was first opened in 2006 under management by Arturo Prisco, the initiator of the QF complex. The hotel’s overall design was undertaken by Italian designer Lorenzo Bellini with a feeling for elegance and timeless natural tones. “QF Dresden expands our portfolio of Vienna House hotels, which stand for individuality, style and a whole new form of rest and relaxation – let’s call it modern luxury,” explains Rupert Simoner, CEO of Vienna House.

“All of our hotels have one thing in common: a passion for what’s essential in the hotel business – being an authentic host. This motivation, together with the know-how of our hotel group and the flexibility afforded us by our size, will allow us to successfully manage the new hotel,” Simoner says of his plans. The next few months will be used to conduct the necessary renovations, refurbishments and gentle changes to the entire hotel. This includes extensive alterations of the lobby as well as the establishment of a fitness area.

“Dresden is fantastic! The city has a vast tourism potential and an enormous cultural understanding. This fits very well with our philosophy of striving for the beautiful things in life, which often lie in a unique simplicity,” says Simoner, describing the reasons behind the expansion in Dresden. Vienna House QF Dresden – the “QF” stands for the rebuilt quarter around the Frauenkirche – offers 95 rooms and suites, one restaurant, a bar with coffee shop, and two meeting rooms. The large meeting room on the rooftop of the hotel, with a capacity for 80 to 200 people, is connected to a lounge with bar and to a small terrace with views of the Frauenkirche’s dome.

Dorit von der Osten is the local host. “Vienna House gives me exactly what I want: professionalism and space for creativity. Just what our career is all about,” von der Osten says of the changes. “My entire team stayed on board and everyone is pulling together. We are free to question the status quo, are migrating the hotel into the digital age, are accessing new sales channels and are taking advantage of the allure of the region – where not only beautiful women grow on trees – with local products and world-class culture,” von der Osten laughs with a hint of that famous Dresden charm.

“At this point I would like to thank the owner’s representatives, Johannes Hegeman and Lars Stillmann, of Reggeborgh Investment & Management GmbH, as well as the team of consultants around Olaf Steinhage from Hospitality Competence Berlin GmbH (hcb). The whole takeover process was characterised by a spirit of partnership and forward-looking action and I greatly welcome the opportunity to continue the positive working relationship,” Simoner adds in conclusion.

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