Grand Hotel Wien

VIP Celebrations at The Grand Hotel Wien‹

The Grand Hotel Wien launches new opening with exclusive Gala Event

    Vienna (ots) - M.B.I Al Jaber, Chairman and CEO of JJW Hotels & Resorts will host a lavish gala evening at The Grand Hotel Wien to celebrate the opening of the hotel as part of his International Group. VIPs, royalty, celebrities and well-known  names from the world of business and journalism - a Who's Who of names from Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, the Middle East, the United States of America and Japan will attend the event which will take place at the hotel on 21st October 2002.

    "The acquisition of The Grand Hotel Wien is a Milestone for JJW Hotels & Resorts" comments M.B.I. Al Jaber, "We look forward to a great celebration in Vienna."

    Amongst other attractions, the star studded audience will be entertained by first-class, world famous performers including Wiener SĂ€ngerknaben, Neil Shicoff, The Vienna Boys' Choir and The State Opera Ballet. The theme of the event is "Windows to Vienna" and will take place in different areas of the hotel, each location featuring famous Viennese scenery such as the Naschmarkt or the Stephansdom.

    JJW Hotels & Resorts acquired The Grand Hotel Wien from the Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) on 1st August 2002.  This magnificent 19th Century landmark hotel frequented by royalty, diplomats and celebrities which was once home to Johann Strauss, is situated on the Ringstrasse a prime location in the centre of Vienna and will become the flagship Hotel for the Group

    The exclusively invited guests will enjoy an outstanding and unique evening which is already being billed as "the Event of the Year."

    JJW Hotels & Resorts is an international group with a value of $1.6 Billion whose business interests are in the acquisition, development and operation of hotels and leisure resorts in prime locations throughout Europe.  Founded in the late 1980s the Group has now acquired a portfolio of 40 hotels in Europe and the Middle East, including locations such as Paris, London and Cannes, along with Pinheiros Altos, a Five Star Luxury Golf and Residential Development in Algarve, Southern Portugal.  Current expansion plans in Portugal are going ahead with the acquisition of the Penina and Dona Filipa Hotels and their three associated golf courses including the renowned San Lorenzo Course, and under construction  is a further luxury hotel development with 54 Hole Championship Golf Course, along with a Five Star Hotel & Spa at Pinheiros Altos due to open in early 2004.

    Present investments include majority shareholding in the Kingdom Hotel Investment Group (KHI) which was formed early this year with a capital of $400 million.  Through partnerships and leverage (KHI) controls over $1 billion of hotel real estate across the Middle East and Africa.  Its portfolio consists primarily of 13 hotels managed by international groups such as Four Seasons and Movenpick.

    JJW Hotels & Resorts has a corporate Head Office in London, England; and offices Paris, France; Quinta do Lago, Portugal; Vienna, Austria and Cairo, Egypt.

    The Grand Hotel Wien was first opened in 1870 as the first Grand Hotel in Vienna and re-opened in 1994 following a complete re-development, retaining only its historic façade. It now combines classic Viennese style with state-of-the art technology. The five-star-deluxe 205-room hotel enjoys a prime location in the centre of Vienna on KĂ€rntner Ring, adjacent to the Ringstrassen Galerien, and a short walk from the Vienna State Opera. Other attractions within the hotel include top class restaurants offering French, Japanese and Viennese cuisine, two bars, five meeting rooms and one of Vienna's largest hotel ballrooms.

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G.R.A.C.E Communications
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