Belgium’s largest hotel – the Sheraton Brussels – has been forced to close due to the bankruptcy of its operating company.

A statement on the hotel’s Facebook page said:

“Following the bankruptcy of SBH SPRL, the operator of the Sheraton Brussels Hotel, the property has been forced to close. The closure will be effective Wednesday December 14, 2016 from noon.

“The forced closure of the hotel is due to the financial situation of the operating company and is not related to the Sheraton brand.

“Sheraton has successfully managed the hotel from the day of opening in 1973. In 2009 Sheraton signed a long-term management contract with SBH SPRL.

“Hotel management are now working with all current and future clients to secure alternative accommodation in the city. We understand the impact on our valued and loyal guests and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

Belgium’s tourism industry has suffered from a decline in visitors since the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, followed by the attacks in Brussels earlier this year.