We are currently erecting three innovative building concepts under the name of PRATER GLACIS on the premises of Perspektivstraße 4-10 in 1020 Vienna. Just over one year after the ground-breaking ceremony, we celebrated the topping out for building unit A. Once construction work is complete, Austria’s first Hampton by Hilton is set to open here.  

To thank all the workers involved with the construction of the first unit of the urban development project PRATER GLACIS, we hosted a topping out ceremony for everyone on 02 December 2019. Roughly 100 guests celebrated this important milestone together with IG Immobilien on site on Perspektivstraße 10 in Vienna’s Leopoldstadt. 13 months after the ground-breaking ceremony, we celebrated the topping out of the building that will, from the summer of 2020, be home to Austria’s first Hampton by Hilton. With its 192 rooms, hotel bar, breakfast restaurant, attractive fitness offers and several business zones, the new hotel is designed to meet the needs of business travellers and tourists alike.

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Attractive location for people visiting Vienna

Master builder Franz Krois from Wilfling Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH, master builder Jürgen Pinter from BauConsult Bau- und Planungs GmbH, Alexander Grader, manager of the building division at tristar Austria GmbH, and the IG Immobilien managers Karin Assem Honsik and Hermann Klein attended the topping out ceremony. The chairman of the supervisory board at IG Immobilien Invest, Dr Eduard Schock, and a member of the supervisory board, Mr Mag. Franz Partsch, also joined in the festivities.  

At IG Immobilien, manager Hermann Klein is pleased with the building progress: “Thanks to the outstanding performance by the construction workers, we were able to finish the important topping out milestone on time. From the summer of 2020, the new Hampton by Hilton – and, by extension, the PRATER GLACIS – will offer visitors to Vienna an attractive accommodation in direct proximity to the trade fair grounds and easy access to the public transport system.”  

Tristar Austria GmbH is also happy with the progress of the project: “We’re already looking forward to welcoming our guests from next summer with our trademark ‘Hamptonality’ service,” explains manager Christina Locher, who also praised the collaboration with IG Immobilien as an experienced builder and proprietor. The hotel on PRATER GLACIS will be Austria’s first Hampton by Hilton and is set to become a flagship for the expanding hotel chain. 

from left: Franz Partsch, member of the supervisory board IG Immobilien Invest, IG managing directors Karin Assem-Honsik and Hermann Klein as well as Eduard Schock, supervisory board chairman IG Immobilien Invest. © August Lechner

Urban development project PRATER GLACIS

A central location, easy access to public transport as well as comprehensive local amenities and nearby areas for leisure activities: PRATER GLACIS is one of the most promising urban development projects by IG Immobilien. Three units are currently under construction on the 9,500 m² site. From summer/autumn 2020, they will be home to innovative hotel concepts by Hampton by Hilton, Superbude and ZOKU as well as to Vienna’s University of Economics and Business. Thanks to its bright, friendly and structured facade, building unit A, designed by architects Zechner & Zechner, will be a special eye-catcher.