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Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces the Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport in Belgium. The mid-scale property with 163 guest rooms is scheduled to open in Q1 2017. It is Rezidor’s second Park Inn by Radisson in Brussels, and brings the group’s total room count in the Belgian capital city to 4 hotels with 735 rooms in operation and under development.
“We are delighted to add an airport hotel to our growing portfolio in Brussels where also our corporate support office is located. Brussels Airport reports steady growth and serves 22 million passengers per year. It is surrounded by a dynamic corporate environment that offers additional business opportunities for the new Park Inn by Radisson”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.
“This project is in line with our strategy to accelerate growth in European capital cities and to create Park Inn by Radisson clusters to leverage operational and commercial synergies while unlocking shareholder value to our partners”, added Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Rezidor.
The Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport will be located in the Diegem business district. A shuttle service will connect the hotel with the terminals that are 2.4km away. The building currently hosts offices – after conversion it will comprise 163 guest rooms, an all-day-dining restaurant and a lobby bar & lounge. 7 conference rooms, a business & crew lounge, a gym, and underground parking spaces will complement the offer.
“We look forward to partner with Carlson Rezidor Group to develop our first hotel. We strongly believe that our cooperation will be successful by filling the existing gap of quality mid-market hotels in the Brussels airport area”, commented representative Frank Cops of the owning company VDB Hotels.
Brussels has 1.8 million inhabitants and is a major centre for international politics: it is home to principle EU institutions and the NATO headquarters. Over the past decades, Brussels has positioned itself as one of the main business hubs in Europe, and hosts today 50,000 business of which 2,000 are foreign. Rezidor already operates the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels and the Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi, and develops the Radisson RED Brussels that is scheduled to open in April 2016.
The Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport will be operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group.