An Augustine nunnery was the first structure to be built on the site.
A magnificent historic building transformed into a landmark hotel and branded residences
The nunnery was converted for use during the reign of Emperor Joseph II, as governmental offices before being repurposed to house the Oriental Academy.
The building was demolished and replaced by the Jakoberhof, a residential building.
The current structure at Riemergasse 7 was designed by Alfred Keller, a key contributor to Vienna’s Art Nouveau architectural legacy.
The building was extended towards Stubenbastei, with the two elements linked through decorative and formal features influenced by the Chicago School of architecture.
Apartments are incorporated into the roof structure.
The building was purchased by Brisen Group to create a landmark hotel and residences.
Mandarin Oriental announced as the hotel and residential operator.
The 137 room Mandarin Oriental Hotel opens together with 25 luxury branded residences.