Press Release:Motel One signs lease for DC Waterline

Martina Magnet

by Martina Magnet

  • STRABAG Real Estate (SRE) and the S+B Group currently developing education, residential and innovation campus on the New Danube

  • Motel One moves into modern innovation campus

  • Completion planned by 2025

Good news for the DC Waterline team: Project partners STRABAG Real Estate (SRE) and S+B Group have confirmed that Motel One signed a lease at the end of last year to become DC Waterline’s first tenant. The international hotel operator will move into the hotel component of the site from 2025. With four hotels currently in operation and another currently under construction, DC Waterline will be the hotel operator’s sixth location in Vienna.

State-of-the-art concept for international hotel operator

Construction of the educational campus, which has already been fully pre-let to Stella International School, has been underway since October 2022. “The conclusion of the lease with Stella International School confirmed the strong appeal of this unique location”, explains Wolfdieter Jarisch, CEO of the S+B Group. The agreement with Motel One adds another major tenant to the DC Waterline roster. “With Motel One as a long-term partner, we have we have created an attractive concept that perfectly complements the other developments on the Danube Plateau”, concludes Erol Milo, STRABAG Real Estate Division Manager Commercial Austria. The 5,600-sqm hotel in the Innovation Campus will be the operator’s sixth location in Vienna. Founded in Germany in 2000, the company currently operates 88 hotels in twelve countries.

The outstanding location on the banks of the New Danube proved irresistible to the hotel operator, which is known for its unique combination of high-quality furnishings, exclusive design, best-in-class services and first-rate locations. “DC Waterline is not only Vienna’s most important international business location with excellent transport links, it also attracts recreational visitors to relax and recharge their batteries the banks of the New Danube. We thank our partners STRABAG Real Estate and the S+B Group and look forward to working together to turn our plans into reality”, says Astrid Schafleitner, Co-Head of Development of the Motel One Group. The Innovation Campus is divided into two distinct sections. The ground floor of the larger of the two structures – the hotel complex – will be home to 198 rooms, including the One Lounge. In addition, hotel guests will be able to experience magnificent views over Vienna from the exclusive roof-top bar. On the ground floor, an arcade-style passageway will lead to an adjacent restaurant with a spacious terrace and a dining area facing Donau-City-Strasse.

Modern office complex with spacious workspaces

In the second section of the Innovation Campus – the office complex – 1,500 sqm of space will create the optimal environment for future generations of creative, highly-skilled office employees. The ground floor of the office complex will house spacious, well-equipped seminar and event areas and the two sections of the building will be connected by passageways and open spaces, which will not only allow quick and convenient access between the campus’s individual sections, but will also form spaces for rest and relaxation. In addition to the education and innovation campus, the approximately 14,000-sqm site on the banks of the New Danube will also feature apartments and rehearsal spaces for musicians.

Sustainable building concept

Sustainability is at the heart of the DC Waterline project, which is fitted throughout with modern photovoltaic systems to reduce both energy consumption and costs. Green roofs capture water, compensate for temperature differences, filter dust and noise, and provide substitute habitats for animals and plants.

Located on the banks of the New Danube and within a stone’s throw of the UNO City, DC Waterline couldn’t be more centrally located. Just a few minutes by underground from the historic city centre of Vienna, the 21-km long Danube Island stretches out in front of the door. Other recreational areas such as Donaupark, Alte Donau and Wiener Prater are also nearby. Conceived as a car-free zone, the project also includes ample car and motorbike parking spaces and electric vehicle charging stations.

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About STRABAG Real Estate:

For more than 50 years we have been planning, constructing, renting and selling real estate. We focus our work on the needs of the people who live and work, stay overnight or shop in the buildings. With more than 650 projects, we are one of the largest developers in Europe. The head office in Cologne, together with local sites, is responsible for projects in Germany and the Benelux countries, and the head office in Vienna for those in Austria and the CEE region.

Our parent company is one of the largest construction service providers in Europe. With its financial and innovative strength, STRABAG brings together the entire real estate value chain under one roof, from planning to construction to facility management. This combination of real estate expertise and dynamic teams makes us unique.

About S+B Gruppe: S+B Gruppe AG, a privately-owned property developer with offices in Bucharest, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw, has been executing complex projects for over 35 years, acting as both an investor and general contractor. The team, headed by Managing Director Reinhard Schertler and Viennese general planner Alfred Michael Beck, together with the long-standing board members Wolfdieter Jarisch for Austria and Franz Paul Bauer for the CEE region and the two board members Edmund Völker and Wolfgang Eder for finances and accounting, specialises in the planning, construction management, commercial management and marketing of top-quality construction projects. A number of major developments are currently underway in Central and Eastern Europe. The combination of local on-site staff and international expertise is the key to S+B’s success. To date, the Group has invested more than EUR 6.2 billion in developing a total of 1,200,000 sqm of usable space About Motel One Group

Like the price. Love the design. Founded in 2000, the Munich-based company has won multiple awards for its concept and is considered to have launched the budget design hotel category. Motel One Group currently operates 88 hotels with more than 24,752 rooms in 12 countries (as of 31 December 2022). Guests and industry insiders alike enjoy Motel One’s unique combination of high-quality interiors, exclusive design, excellent service and outstanding city centre locations at attractive prices. In 2022, the Group launched the new lifestyle brand The Cloud One Hotels in New York.


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