23 MAY 2016


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Article from BTNews 23 MAY 2016

Corinthia's Brussels debut

The long-dormant former Astoria Hotel in the centre of Brussels has been acquired by Corinthia Hotels as its first property in the Belgian capital.

The Astoria opened in 1909 but has been vacant for 10 years. It will be rebranded as the Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria when it reopens in 2019 following restoration. 

Corinthia says the hotel will have 121 rooms and suites, plus banqueting, dining and spa facilities.

Chairman Alfred Pisani said: “We aim to make this hotel the best in Brussels – committing the same passion and attention to detail as we have done with our hotel redevelopments in London, Budapest, St Petersburg and other major cities.

“We have full confidence in the city and are proud to have acquired such a gem in the heart of Europe.”

Corinthia said it was planning to make further announcements about other new hotel projects in the next few weeks.

There are currently nine hotels in the Corinthia portfolio including its luxury five-star property in Whitehall Place in central London and others in Budapest, Lisbon and Prague.


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