Rezidor expands Antwerp presence

7 Nov 2008 by Mark Caswell

Rezidor has confirmed
it will open two Antwerp
hotels in December.

The hotel group will manage
the Radisson SAS Astrid Hotel, currently the Park Plaza Astrid
Antwerp, and the Park Inn Antwerpen Astrid – both located on Astrid Square.

The hotels, a Rezidor
and Elbit Imaging collaboration, will join Radisson’s other Antwerp-based
property, the nearby Radisson SAS
Park Lane
Hotel. All three hotels
are located around 10km from Antwerp International airport, in the heart of the
city’s diamond district.

The 247-room Radisson
Astrid is situated opposite Central Station. Business
Class rooms, suites and the 19 luxury apartments all come with flatscreen TVs
and a complimentary Super Breakfast Buffet at the Windows restaurant. Apartment
guests will have access to a private lounge area. The Square Brasserie and
Terrace serves international cuisine and has a royal brunch buffet on Sundays.

The Scala ballroom will
be 589sqm and can seat 600, or be turned into four smaller rooms. A separate
conferencing floor will hold some of the hotel’s 18 meeting rooms.

One unusual highlight
on the premises is Antwerp’s
“Aquatopia oceanarium”, home to over 10,000 exotic fish and reptiles, which is
open daily. The Radisson Astrid will also have a fitness centre and private

The Park Inn Antwerpen
Astrid is currently undergoing renovations and will open with 59 rooms, a
breakfast restaurant, lounge and fitness room.

For more information on developments in Antwerp, see the March 2007 edition of Business Traveller.


Report by Liat Clark

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