Ascott introduces two residences in Austria: Somerset Schönbrunn and lyf Schönbrun

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Published on 14/11/23 - Updated on 14/11/23

Located in the 12th district of Meidling, between Schönbrunn Palace, the Wienerberg leisure area and the Europlaza business district, these residences mark the introduction of the lyf brand, dedicated to the next generation of travellers, and the Somerset brand, focused on intergenerational family breaks, to the Austrian market.

lyf Schönbrunn Vienna aims to meet the needs of digital travellers, creative people and freelancers. With 162 flats, including "Level-Up" and "Level-Up Plus" duplex rooms and spacious "One of A Kind Plus" flats, the residence encourages co-living. Communal areas such as the "Collab" coworking lounge, the "Skyward" terrace, the "Wash & Hang" laundromat, the "Play" games room, the "Bond" shared kitchen and the "Burn" fitness area promote conviviality and community.

"Ascott has designed lyf as a hybrid accommodation solution that offers the best of aparthotels, hotels and co-living flats. All the spaces that our residents use outside their rooms are designed to allow them to bond and foster a strong sense of community. - Frédéric Carré, Regional Managing Director for the UK, Germany, Spain and Georgia at Ascott

Somerset Schönbrunn Vienna, Europe's first Somerset residence, meets the growing demand for intergenerational travel. Offering various categories of flats from 40 to 72 m2, the residence focuses on sustainability, favouring a warm atmosphere with the use of natural materials. Services include 24-hour reception, children's play area, breakfast, all-day coffee machines, restaurant, bar and weekly maid service. Guests are encouraged to adopt a responsible lifestyle, including free bicycle hire.

"Travelling is a time for exchange and discovery, and sharing this time with those who matter most is a privilege that more and more families are indulging in, even including several generations, especially since the end of periods of confinement. Spending time together in a comfortable, warm and carefully designed environment is the promise of Somerset. -Frédéric Carré

lyf and Somerset Schönbrunn Vienna were developed by Vie Trust Real.

"The main objective in designing these two properties was to create warm and welcoming places for travellers, in line with concepts that prioritise both privacy and conviviality, while setting high standards for sustainability." - Albert Hwang, CEO of Vie Trust Real Estate Group

 "Austria, and Vienna in particular, is a destination of choice for travellers and represents a strategic growth market for Ascott. We are delighted to be developing unique concepts in Vienna such as lyf and Somerset, which offer families, business travellers and digital nomads ideal places to stay to meet their needs. - Frédéric Carré

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