This master thesis deals with the conception of a city hotel in Völkermarkt, which is situated at a relevant position of town planning that is currently in a state of decay. The selected construction site is located in the south of the city, close to the main square. Starting from an accurate analysis of the city`s core and its surrounding environment, the importance of strengthening the link between the center and the nearby reservoir and it¿s potential in terms of touristic functions becomes visible. The rudder sports center, the well-frequented cycle path along the Drava River, and the historically signficant market square are the biggest influences for the task to be solved. Due to the special exposure of the building, the architectural formulation also makes a decisive contribution to an improved appearance and visual identity of the city. The design finally shows a realistic possibility to raise a hotel at the selected location, including a new route to the port with an inclined lift, it is an important impulse for regional and urban development. Furthermore, a still hidden view into the landscape is brought to the daylight.