Vienna: Brazilian Ambassador opens Rioca Vienna Posto 2 at Viehmarktgasse 4


  • 378 fully equipped serviced apartments in St. Marx for commuters, young professionals and students
  • 568 apartments at two locations in Vienna
  • Rioca student program is very well received

Vienna: Grand opening of Rioca Vienna Posto 2 under the motto “Family & Friends”. None other than Brazilian Ambassador José Antonio Marcondes opened the new serviced apartment complex in Vienna’s St. Marx district. With the opening of Rioca Vienna Posto 2 and Rioca Vienna Posto 1 at Dresdnerstr. 109, i Live Group operates a total of 568 serviced apartments in Vienna. Adding Rioca Munich Posto 3, the Swabian micro-apartment specialist i Live has put a proud 711 serviced apartments into operation under its new Rioca brand within just a few months. Rioca’s offering is aimed at young professionals, project workers, commuters, students and tourists.

The eleven-story residential building with its 3787 fully furnished apartments is located in the immediate vicinity of Campus Vienna Biocenter with academic and industrial research facilities, the Marxbox office and laboratory building, Karree St. Marx and Media Quarter Marx. Its good connections to local and long-distance transport as well as to Vienna’s universities. In addition to the fully furnished apartments, the approximately 10,300 square meters of rental space include communal areas such as lounges, quiet areas for studying and working, a roof terrace, an inner courtyard designed as a garden, and a fitness room, a laundromat, as well as two underground parking levels with parking spaces for 334 bicycles, 150 cars, and 17 motorcycles.

In order to give its guests the most intense Rioca spirit, the apartments have been equipped with above-average amenities: Starting with the fully equipped kitchenette, which can also be equipped with cooking utensils on request, high-quality designed bathrooms equipped with “panoramic rainforest shower” and “Bluetooth mirror”, invite you to a relaxed morning routine. Furthermore, the apartments have a home office area that can “disappear” in the blink of an eye, and be “transformed” into a TV console. A hanging chair and handmade “Stylegreen pictures” create a relaxed, exotic atmosphere in the room. Some of the apartments even have a balcony or terrace. The welcome area with receptionists and self-check-in is, together with the lobby, the chill-out lounge and the caipi bar on the ground floor, the first and most important contact point in the building. Guests and residents alike can enjoy a relaxing sundowner on one of the rooftop terraces with a view of the Vienna skyline after their workout in the fitness room.

An innovation in the still young serviced apartment segment is the new “Rioca Student” program: Upon presentation of proof of enrollment, students can enjoy the amenities of Rioca Serviced Apartments and Community at significantly reduced rates for up to 12 months (up to 6 months in Germany). Renting is straightforward via the website and requires no viewing appointment, no rental contract and no deposit. Additionally, the rate includes monthly cleaning of the apartment.

“We are not really surprised by the great acceptance of our student program, because it is especially for exchange students during an internship semester an uncomplicated, more comfortable and yet affordable alternative to the often time-consuming search for a suitable shared room.” said Amos Engelhardt, CEO and founder of i Live Group. “Already at the launch of the Rioca Student Program, many apartments were booked through the Rioca Student Program.”
The new serviced apartment brand – Rioca by i Live – celebrates the joie de vivre and hospitality of the Cariocas, Rio de Janeiro’s indigenous people. Brazilian playful, colorful, cheerful and informal is the atmosphere at Rioca. Guests, or rather friends of the establishment, should feel at home from the very first second. “We don’t want to be a soulless apartment hotel that seems to have sprung from a glossy design magazine. It is important to us that people feel secure, even at home.” Explains Amos Engelhardt, CEO and founder of i Live Group. “With our Rioca Vienna Posto 2, our largest house for the time being goes into operation and a big dream of mine comes true. Because since I was able to experience the unbiased hospitality of the Cariocas for the first time a good 20 years ago, it has been both my goal and incentive to pass on this positive energy of the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro to as many people as possible.”


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Rioca by i Live
Rioca by i Live is a brand of i Live Group GmbH. The company develops and operates serviced apartments in the accommodation sector for short-, mid- & longstay offers (overnight stays from one night up to several months). The target group is freelancers or companies looking for homelike accommodation for their employees at prices below those of hotels. But tourists and students are also welcome. Rioca’s feel-good apartments are equipped with kitchen utensils on request and offer guests the option of self-catering. Other useful optional services for residents, such as Contactless Guest Journey, laundromat, breakfast & bar, home office areas with high speed WLAN, etc. complete the attractive overall package. Inspired by the Brazilian spirit and the hospitality of the Cariocas, Rioca by i Live offers its guests a home away from home.


i Live Group
With currently almost 5,800 apartments in 25 apartment complexes and three serviced apartment houses, i Live Group is one of the leading and most innovative providers of lifestyle and micro apartments in Germany. From its headquarters in Aalen (Baden-Württemberg), the group of companies with offices in Cologne, Munich, Vienna and Amriswil (CH) operates throughout the German-speaking region. i Live sees itself as a system service provider that realizes its projects from the idea to the development, the actual construction and the operation of the apartment complexes. This overall performance also reflects the company’s philosophy: The i Live Group not only develops buildings, but also fills them with life and Brazilian lifestyle. For investors, the product is an attractive capital investment; for tenants and guests, the comprehensive space and value-added concept makes it a real “home away from home.”

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