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Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels set to open in November 2024

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Corinthia Brussels, rendering.

Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels, opening November 2024, blends historic elegance with modern luxury, featuring 126 rooms, signature suites, and extensive wellness facilities.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Corinthia Hotels, the celebrated Maltese based hotel group in the midst of a global expansion, will open the doors of the highly-anticipated Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels this November 2024. Located in the heart of Belgium capital’s city center, the fabled Hotel Astoria will re-emerge as Brussels’ Most Fabulous Address.

Built in 1910 by royal decree of King Leopold II for the International Exhibition, The Hotel Astoria quickly became one of the top hotels in Brussels and has since been listed as a protected monument. Designed in Belle Époque style, Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels features a glorious painted stained-glass dome at the heart of the hotel. Following a meticulous restoration, the hotel will marry the timeless elegance of its storied past with sophisticated modern comforts featuring 126 guestrooms and suites, a gastronomic restaurant and brasserie, and 1,200 square meters of wellness space.

“Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels embodies our commitment to preserving the architectural beauty of the past, whilst providing our guests with a contemporary hospitality experience,” said Simon Casson, Chief Executive Officer of Corinthia Hotels. “This storied property has a rich history and is a landmark in Corinthia Hotels portfolio and marks an exciting new chapter for our brand as we continue to grow and innovate in key global markets.”

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Reception, rendering.

Upon arrival at the hotel, guests are welcomed by the stunning façade of the historic building, which has been restored after seventeen years. The jewel of Brussels’ architectural heritage shines through large picture windows beneath sculpted balconies. Corinthia’s renowned service invites travelers through floor-to-ceiling doors into the dazzling lobby. Mosaic floors guide guests through arched corridors to reception, while ceilings adorned with floral appliqués and greenery highlight the building’s history and artwork. Marble details and leather accents blend the hotel’s original design with modern elements. Throughout, historic architecture seamlessly integrates with modern touches in luxurious accommodations, the spa, and dining spaces.

“As Brussels’ Most Fabulous Address, Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels is more than a location; it’s a vibrant showcase of our city’s heritage,” said Edward Leenders, Managing Director. “Here, amidst the elegant suites and luxurious amenities, lies a bustling nexus of art, culture and community. From our diverse culinary offerings to the rich partnerships with Belgian brands at the heart, every facet of our establishment resonates with the rich spirit of Brussels as we invite our guests to not just stay, but to truly belong.”

Highlights of Brussels’ renewed architectural jewel include:

Signature storied suites

Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels embodies both the history and culture of Europe’s capital city with accommodations offering the utmost comfort and elegance. Among the 126 guestrooms, the property will boast a total of thirty-six suites with five signature suites that honor Brussels’ architectural heritage with their own unique story amenities and unparalleled luxury.

Designed, curated, and brought to life in partnership with local art galleries, the hotel’s two most breathtaking penthouses will pay homage to the city’s artistic history in a seamless blend of contemporary style and classic refinement. Of the two artistically inspired suites, the Grand Gallery Penthouse stands as the crown jewel. Situated upon the hotel’s top floor and featuring 326 square meters of luxury, the suite is complete with a private treatment room, fitness facility and sweeping skyline views from a private terrace overlooking the city. Also adorning the top floor is the Grand Masters Penthouse which boasts decor inspired by world-renowned artists Pieter Bruegel and Peter Paul Rubens. ​Celebrating the Belgian masters in its name, unique accessories, and colorful design; the Grand Masters penthouse reflects the heart of Brussels most influential artists.

Previously host to royal guests and dignitaries, the Royal Heritage Suite is positioned in the former location of Hotel Astoria’s royal suite and named with such histories in mind. This luxurious accommodation honors its predecessors with plush furnishings, elegant fabrics, and an in-room piano, all curated to exceed expectations. From a guest’s first step into the Royal Heritage Suite, they will feel an elevation of status and acquaint themselves with the suite’s sense of opulence and sophistication.

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Suite, master bedroom, rendering

The fourth of the hotel’s signature suites honors beloved literary figures Charlotte and Emily Brontë who both resided in Brussels’ Freedom Quarter near the hotel during their dignified careers. The Brontë Penthouse shines with floor to ceiling windows adorned with luxurious draperies and framed by hand carved molding. Prominent aspects of the original Hotel Astoria are woven throughout Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Villette,’ the perfect story to unwind with amongst the comforts of the Brontë Penthouse. Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels’ final signature suite remains authentic in its name, wrapped in picture windows perfect for viewing the beauty of Brussels, and appropriately titled Belle Vue Penthouse.

Each suite offers an adjacent sanctuary adorned in veined marbles within their adjoining bathrooms. Offering deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, and luxurious bath amenities, the elegantly comfortable space is a reprieve after a long day trapezing around and exploring Brussels.

Signature restaurants : Le Petit bon bon and Palais Royal

Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels promises a complete sensory experience and a culinary delight with the brasserie ‘Le Petit bon bon’, and gourmet restaurant, ‘Palais Royal’, both led by Belgian Michelin-starred chefs who have been named Chef of the Year by Gault Millau.

‘Le Petit bon bon’, guided by visionary chef Christophe Hardiquest, invites guests on a gastronomic journey showcasing the finest Belgian flavors with a contemporary twist. The menu features a diverse selection of dishes, from classic Belgian favorites to inventive creations reflecting the chef’s unique style.

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Private dining room, rendering

‘Palais Royal’, under acclaimed chef David Martin, promises a culinary spectacle that transcends boundaries with its haute cuisine. The menu presents meticulously crafted dishes inspired by the philosophy and simplicity of Japanese cuisine, highlighting the finest seasonal ingredients in a sophisticated yet approachable manner.

Mixology: Under The Stairs coctails

Complementing the culinary offerings is ‘Under The Stairs’, an exclusive cocktail bar curated by the renowned mixologist Hannah Van Ongevalle, the Director of Mixology at Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels. Hannah is recognized for her innovative approach to cocktails, a reputation she has earned through her creativity and deep-rooted expertise. With avant-garde concoctions and a vibrant atmosphere, ‘Under The Stairs’ is poised to become a favorite haunt for locals and travelers alike. Whether savoring a classic cocktail, indulging in a creative masterpiece, or marveling over the flavors of a mystical mocktail, every sip is a journey of discovery.

Corinthia Spa by Sisley

For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels will offer the ultimate retreat with the Corinthia Spa by Sisley. Spanning an impressive 1,200 square meters, guests will be able to immerse themselves in a world of luxury and indulge in bespoke treatments designed to soothe the mind, body, and soul. A café will also offer nourishing, plant-based dishes. Further enhancing the guest experience is the Paul Tucker Gym, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and personalized fitness programs curated by expert trainers. Whether one seeks an invigorating workout or a moment of tranquility, Corinthia Spa by Sisley will cater to every need.

A memento of Brussels

Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels embodies Belgian hospitality with a luxury experience that blends local culture with global appeal in Brussels, renowned as a creative capital. Known for its vibrant art and culinary scene, Brussels offers historical landmarks alongside modern art exhibitions, and hosts prestigious international art fairs like Art Brussels, Brafa, and Collectible. Brussels is also home to several notable art museums that showcase a rich diversity of artworks spanning various periods and styles including Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Magritte Museum, Belvue Museum, among others. As one of Europe’s culinary capitals with numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, Brussels combines history, architecture, gastronomy, and culture with its distinctive charm. Guests can explore a multi-brand retail concept on-site featuring curated luxury goods, ideal for memorable souvenirs of their Brussels stay.

Events & Social gatherings

With an array of event spaces equipped with cutting-edge technology and seeped in history, Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels is the perfect venue for weddings and special occasions. From historic venues including the hotel’s ballroom, the Salon Elisabeth, to private dining rooms, there are offerings for each type of celebration. Known for hosting concerts featuring the winners of the famous Reine Elisabeth competition, from which the ballroom gets its name, the space holds decades of musical heritage and will welcome concerts of the same caliber in future hotel programming. The hotel’s experienced event planners will work tirelessly to ensure that every detail is flawlessly executed, leaving the guest free to focus on creating memories.

Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria Brussels will open its doors this fall at rue Royale 103, 1000 Brussels.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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