Ruby Hotels has announced expansion plans for its Ruby Lissi property in Vienna, with the works set for completion late next year.

The project will see the addition of 64 new rooms, some of which will be under the larger Resident Rooms category.

There will also a new lounge area, and a second bar, spanning over two floors and offering a roof terrace.

Resident Rooms will offer more wardrobe space, a small fridge and a coffee machine, and are designed for longer stay guests.

Ruby Lissi is located in Vienna’s historic 1st District, and is one of three properties operating under the brand in the city.

There are currently eight Ruby Hotels across Europe, including the recently opened Ruby Lucy in London’s Southbank.

Forthcoming locations include a third property in Dusseldorf, as well as hotels in Frankfurt, Cologne, Helsinki, Zurich, Geneva, and the recently announced Stuttgart property.

Ruby Hotels describes itself as a “lean luxury” brand, offering an affordable price by “rigorously cutting out the superfluous and focusing on the essential.”

Commenting on the expansion plans Ruby Founder and CEO Michael Struck said:

“Vienna was the starting signal for Ruby – our first hotel in the famous Sophiensaele theatre opened here. For this very reason, I’m delighted that we can further grow our Vienna offering by expanding Ruby Lissi.

“We want the new Ruby Bar with its roof terrace to blend seamlessly into the buzz of the first district, which we hope will create a new favourite place for many locals.”

“There is no question that the Covid-19 pandemic will change travel as we know it. As it becomes increasingly clear that social distancing is here to stay, hotels with a high degree of automation and intelligent use of technology are predicted to come out in front.

“Ruby Hotels’ ‘Lean Luxury’ model makes use of just that, providing travellers with a safe, luxurious and unique hotel experience at an affordable price point.”