Ruby Hotels, pioneer of the ‘Lean Luxury’ philosophy, has announced expansion plans for Vienna property Ruby Lissi, as the hotel reopens in the city’s 1st district.
The expansion project, which will be completed by late 2021, includes the addition of 64 new guest and RESIDENT rooms, a lounge and an additional two-story bar with roof terrace.
This latest project forms part of an ambitious expansion plan for Ruby Hotels, following the recent announcement of two new properties for Ruby; Geneva and Stuttgart, opening in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
The new RESIDENT rooms at Ruby Lissi, which will be more spacious and equipped with a bigger wardrobe, a small fridge and a coffee machine, will be ideal for those in search of a longer stay. Residents will also get access to the residents’ kitchen and lounge on the top floor of the hotel. The RESIDENT concept was first introduced at Ruby Leni in Dusseldorf last year and has now been adapted for Vienna.
Located in the heart of Vienna’s historic centre, Ruby Lissi opened in 2017 as the group’s third property in Vienna, following the launch of nearby Ruby Sofie and Ruby Marie. “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,” said Ruby Founder and CEO Michael Struck. "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 favorite place for many locals."
Set within an 18th century former monastery, the hotel’s interiors have been designed to reflect a bygone era, with handpicked vintage furniture and original detailing inspired by 19th century travel. The travel theme was inspired by Lissi's namesake, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who held her vast empire together with numerous trips by train. Luxurious touches such as real wood wall paneling, quilted headboards and sumptuous velvet sofas contrast with modern and industrial accents to create a unique and quirky finish.
Just like the group’s other houses, Ruby Lissi follows Ruby Hotels’ ‘Lean Luxury’ philosophy: a top location, high-quality fittings, and outstanding design. All of this is offered at an affordable price by rigorously cutting out the superfluous and focusing on the essential.
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The Munich-based Ruby Group under the leadership of founder and CEO Michael Struck is breaking new ground with its Lean Luxury philosophy. With a lean organisational structure and concentration on the essentials, Ruby succeeds in creating a contemporary, affordable form of luxury for modern, cost and style-conscious customers. Founded in 2013, the Group already operates 15 Ruby hotels, with a further 19 hotels under construction or in the planning phase. Ruby is expanding into Asia with the joint venture Ruby Asia, founded in 2018. Ruby also offers Ruby Workspaces in Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam and Vienna – perfectly equipped workplaces and a creative atmosphere with access to an inspiring office community. Financially strong partners support Ruby’s expansion. ECE Group; the Austrian Soravia Group; Franger Investment, a German family office; Ocean Link, a private equity fund; the entrepreneur Michael Hehn, and Michael Struck jointly hold the company shares.