Corinthia Hotels has acquired a vacant listed building in central Brussels, which it plans to restore and open as the Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria.
Located on Rue Royale and dating back to 1909, the building was formerly home to the luxury Hotel Astoria, but has been vacant for ten years.
Corinthia plans to restore the building, and use adjacent land to extend the property, creating a 121-room hotel with a grand ballroom, meeting rooms, a restaurant, a coffee house, lounge bar and spa facilities.
No opening date has been given for the new hotel, with Corinthia saying that “works shall commence once all designs are completed”.
The ground floor and facade of the building are listed, and the group says that “while most of the original interior has been lost, distinct touches of past grandeur remain”.
Unveiling plans for the new property, Corinthia said that “Further luxury hotel projects are expected to be announced in the coming weeks to complement Corinthia’s growing portfolio of luxury hotels in prime locations”.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group recently opened the world’s first Radisson Red property in Brussels – a 149-room hotel located in the city centre within walking distance of the European parliament.