Al Habtoor Group has purchased the historic Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
It brings the total number of overseas hotels owned by the group to seven.
Speaking to the press, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, chairman, Al Habtoor Group said he was “delighted to add such a historic hotel to our international hospitality portfolio”.
“The hotel is one of the city’s most renowned pieces of architecture,” he added.
The property, built in 1863, will remain part of The Luxury Collection brand under a new long-term management agreement.
Hotel Imperial is the fifth Starwood property in the Group’s portfolio of 14 hotels, joining the newly opened The St. Regis Dubai, as well as the upcoming W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City and The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.