BRUSSELS—Radisson Hotel Group has opened the Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels, the first Radisson Collection property in Belgium. The flagship hotel is a transformation of the former Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.
The 282 rooms and public spaces were completely renovated and redesigned in partnership with architecture firm Rafael de la-Hoz. The hotel also offers two restaurants, 18 meeting spaces, an executive lounge, a Presidential Suite and a fitness center.
Featuring a glass-crowned, seven-story atrium and post-modernist architecture, the hotel’s design was inspired by the hotel’s opening in 1989, as well as its location.
“Brussels is the perfect location for our Belgian debut of the Radisson Collection brand,” said Federico J. González, CEO, Radisson Hotel Group. “It is the center of the European Union and remains the world’s first choice for international congresses or business meetings, with unparalleled international character. We look forward to hosting guests from around the world at this iconic, newly transformed property and welcoming them to the exceptional.”
Philippe Close, mayor of Brussels, said, “The opening of the Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels highlights the importance of Brussels as a dynamic and attractive city for savvy business and leisure travelers.”
Radisson’s Hybrid Meetings Solutions
Together with the opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels, Radisson Hotel Group has launched its new Hybrid Solutions incorporating Hybrid Rooms and Hybrid Meetings.
Hybrid Meetings combine the best of meeting in person and virtually, offering an image, sound and video conferencing system; dual screens; wireless presentation clicker; high-speed internet connection; and more. Organizers can now choose to offer virtual participation options and hybrid formats that allow for small local gatherings, while also broadcasting to remote attendees and satellite locations.
The company has partnered with Zoom to provide a smooth experience for their clients’ virtual and hybrid meetings and events. Specialist in-house event teams will assist clients in delivering a range of events from hybrid multi-site meetings to broadcasting events.
Hybrid Rooms combine the facilities of a state-of-the-art office with the comfort of a hotel room to create a dedicated and quiet workspace for the business traveler, leisure guest and local day-guest alike. Hybrid Rooms offer easy connectivity to second screen devices: video-conferencing facilities; wireless enabled keyboard; mouse and loudspeaker; printing services; stationery; unlimited coffee and tea; access to on-site wellness facilities; and many other benefits.
Radisson Hotel Group’s Hybrid Solutions are currently available across 50 select hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The rollout will continue through 2020 and 2021.