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NOVUM Hospitality continues to develop its up-scale brand of Select Hotels internationally and is targeting Austria first.


The Hamburg-based hotel group has already secured the historic Hotel Moser Verdino right in the centre of Klagenfurt, the capital of the state of Carinthia. It will be renamed to Select Hotel Moser Verdino Klagenfurt.

Strategic partner for the development is the LILIHILL Capital Group. The Austrian investment company had already bought the traditional hotel from Generali Insurance previously. With an investment volume of around 20 million Euros, the hotel is to be rebuilt and completely refurbished over the next 1.5 years as part of the development and transformed into a four-star NOVUM Hospitality Select Hotels brand superior hotel.

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The current planning for the Select Hotel in Klagenfurt shows that it will have 120 rooms and is due to open in the second quarter of 2019. The ground floor will house a restaurant and the highlight will be a sky-bar on the roof terrace, the very first sky-bar in Klagenfurt. Preservation of the traditional charm of the hotel, along with its facade, which is famous throughout the city, is just as important to the partners as the numerous modernisations being undertaken.

“With the Select Hotel Moser Verdino Klagenfurt, we welcome a very special hotel in our portfolio. Thanks to the complex revitalization measures, a symbiosis was created that combines classical and modern design. I am delighted to be able to continue operating the historic hotel under our up-scale brand Select Hotels” says David Etmenan, Chief Executive Officer & Owner NOVUM Hospitality.

First rooftop bar in Klagenfurt

Guests of the Select Hotel Moser Verdino will get their money’s worth: As the first rooftop bar in Klagenfurt, the 19null7 bar will offer visitors unique views of Klagenfurt’s old town. The hotel will be an ideal starting point for exploring Carinthia’s capital. Lake Wörthersee as a perfect recreational destination can be reached in just a few minutes.