Luxury hotel brand Mandarin Oriental has announced plans to manage its first Austrian property.

The 151-room Mandarin Oriental Vienna will be housed within a heritage building in the city’s District One, which between 1912 and 2003 served as the city’s commercial law court.

The hotel is scheduled to open in late 2023, and will feature a central courtyard incorporating a restaurant, bar and outdoor garden, as well as spa facilities, a swimming pool, and “a range of adaptable banqueting and meeting spaces”.

There will also be 17 residences on the top two floors of the building, with private access to the rooftop.

London based design firm Goddard Littlefair has been appointed to create the interiors for the hotel and residences.

Commenting on the news James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental, said:

“We look forward to extending the Group’s presence into one of Europe’s most popular destinations for art, music and culture and introducing the city to Mandarin Oriental’s exemplary quality of service.

“This iconic redevelopment of a historic building in a prime location, will offer guests a truly memorable experience, and fits ideally within the Group’s increasing portfolio of central European hotels.”

Earlier this year Mandarin Oriental unveiled plans for a Madrid property within the city’s iconic iconic Hotel Ritz building. At the time the hotel had been due to open this summer, but Covid-19 has seen this pushed back to 2021.