The Hotel Brussels
Template:Infobox hotel The Hotel Brussels is a four-star hotel, located in the Avenue Louise district of Brussels in Belgium, owned and managed by Swedish Hotel Group Pandox AB. Housed in a landmark building, the hotel originally opened its doors to the public as a Hilton Hotel in 1969. Pandox AB purchased the hotel in September 2010, took over the management in February 2011 and started a complete renovation of the 27 floors which is estimated to be finished in September 2013.
History of the building
The hotel was built in the sixties on the Boulevard de Waterloo in Brussels, a well known shopping area running from the Porte Louise to the Porte de Namur. It was one of the first international hotels to be built in Brussels. At that time the buildings along the Boulevard de Waterloo were all in neo-rococo, neo-classical or neo-renaissance style. The hotel building however caused a rupture with those styles being a massive tower containing 27 floors. The architect agency that designed the building was Montois Partners Architects, an agency located in Brussels. The 94 metre high hotel is the highest public viewpoint in Brussels. The building is really one of the most widely recognised sky high building on the skyline of Brussles. When city officials decided that for the long term tall buildings should disappear in Brussels, they decided not to include the hotel on the list with buildings to be removed. This decision proves that the building has become a landmark, and a part of Brussels city centre.
The Hotel has 421 rooms and 18 suites. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar, an executive lounge, meeting rooms, a spa and a fitness. Until September 2013 the hotel is to be fully redecorated by GCA Arquitectos Asociados, a Spanish architect bureau. In 2010 GCA Arquitectos Asociados won the Hostelco 2010 Award for their contribution to the renowned Hotel Arts in Barcelona, an award for the most innovative project in the hospitality industry on the occasion of the international Hostelco trade fair.