2023 company profile
Hofburg Vienna at a glance
From its ownership structure and management team to its special focuses and aspects of its corporate identity a successful company presents itself.
Founded in 1968, Wiener Kongresszentrum Hofburg BetriebsgmbH operates as an event centre under the terms of a long-term lease agreement concluded with the Republic of Austria. This private commercial enterprise has consistently turned a profit since its foundation without the help of federal government funding. In 2020 and 2021 there was a dramatic change in the events industry due to the global pandemic. A recovery in 2022 remains to be seen.
Wiener Kongresszentrum Hofburg BetriebsgmH is owned by a group of leading hotel and tourist industry companies including Columbus (COLUMBUS Reisen GmbH), Motto Catering, Hotel Sacher Vienna (Hotel Sacher, Eduard Sacher GmbH), InterContinental Vienna (Wertinvest Hotelbetriebs GmbH) and Schick Hotels (Schick-Hotels Betriebs GmbH). They are the perfect complement to the event centres business model.
As at December 2013, the business economist is the second Managing Director of equal standing for the Wiener Kongresszentrum Hofburg Betriebsgesellschaft mbH. She launched her career at the Hofburg Vienna as business manager in October 2000 and was appointed authorised representative in July 2002. Ms Kaszay previously held the managing and controlling position at Lauda Air Luftfahrt AG, Vienna, then she served as Senior Controller at Sony DADC Austria AG, Salzburg, and gained experience at the renowned public accounting company Ernst & Young International, Vienna. Each year the conference centre hosts approximately 300 events and welcomes more than 320,000 guests from all over the world. In 2020 there was an 80% cancellation of events due to the pandemic. In 2021 and 2022 too, the usual business volume could not be achieved due to corona. The year 2023 shows far better developments.
The Hofburg Vienna offers 17,000 square metre of space spread across 35 rooms and halls for events for 50-4,900 people. Its core business is the rental of these spaces for conferences, meetings, banquets, gala dinners, balls, fairs, exhibitions, weddings, concerts and other events.
The conference venue and event centres USPs are the sense of history that comes with its location in a former imperial palace, its prime location in the heart of the Austrian capital and the one-stop service offered to its customers.
The Wiener Kongresszentrum Hofburg BetriebsgesmbH facilities are located in the Hofburg complex in parts of the Alte Burg, the Neue Burg and the Leopold Wing whose origins date back to the 13th century. Before becoming an event centre this unique space was a former imperial residence for centuries. Located in the heart of Europe and with some 8,500 hotel rooms to choose from within just a few minutes walking distance, the Hofburg is also surrounded by about 40 restaurants, world-class sights, museums and upscale shopping streets. It is also easy to reach for travellers coming from outside the city: it is just 15 km from Vienna International Airport, 10 km from the motorway, 3 km from Viennas Westbahnhof railway station and 4 km from the new Zentralbahnhof station.
Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna, Austria
T +43 1 5873666
F +43 1 5356426