Erik Wood, CEO of Eventonline, was recently invited for a tour at the construction site of the new ‘Park Inn Brussels Airport Hotel’. Afterwards he had a chat with Tineke de Wit, formerly the General Manager of the Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel and currently the GM of the new Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport Hotel.
The new hotel has definitely a very strategic location nearby Brussels Airport and all major companies in the area. “The hotel will be equipped with 162 rooms, 9 meeting rooms, a crew lounge, a fitness room and infrared sauna,” says Tineke de Wit. “We will open our doors very soon, i.e. in the spring of 2017.”
The theme for this Park Inn site will be ‘Explore and Discover. “We are keen to offer a product where people can meet, where they can explore new business opportunities and learn all about Belgium at the same time. So, it’s a very broad spectrum,” says the General Manager. The whole design of the hotel will reflect the theme of ‘Explore and Discover’ throughout. “We work with natural colors and materials, lots of wood and greenery to have a natural feel and fresh look.”
The hotel has 3 terraces. On the ground floor where the main entrance is located, there are 9 meeting rooms and a large pre-functional space. One meeting room is equipped with a private terrace and pre-functional space, so guests can go outside to get some fresh air during a meeting break. On the first floor the guests may find the check-in and reception desk along with the lobby lounge. “This space is called the ‘Live Inn Room’, a space where people, just like in their living room at home, can talk, play cards but also can close business deals. In short, it’s a multifunctional space where people feel at ease,” says Tineke de Wit.
As a genuine Airport Hotel, the Park Inn also offers additional services. There is a shuttle service provided from and to the airport, but also a ‘crew lounge’ aimed at airlines as well as a complimentary access to brand new fitness equipements and an infrared sauna. “We have a great complementary offer,” adds the General Manager. “In our restaurant, the RBG concept of Park Inn by Radisson, we are serving freshly prepared dishes which will savor to all world travelers. Our guests can watch our chefs preparing the meals in the open kitchen in the Live Inn Room.”
The Brussels Airport Hotel is the 5th Park Inn by Radisson which opens in Belgium. Later this year, another Park Inn by Radisson will open in Hasselt.