Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels signed a lease contract with Nelson Canal for a hotel in Brussels. The hotel will have 150 rooms and 668 beds and will be located on Rue Bara 101 close to the main railway station in Brussels. The hotel is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2018 and will be Meininger’s second hotel in Brussels.
Due to its strategic location next to the biggest train station in Belgium, Gare du Midi, the hotel’s connection to public transport is convenient. High-speed trains from major European cities like Paris, London and Amsterdam stop here. The train station, streetcar stop and subway station are within walking distance. The city center is also very close. The Grand Place is a 20-minute walk from the hotel.
The new building has a gross floor area of 6,700 sq mt. The room types will range from standard double rooms, to private rooms with multiple beds through to a bed in a dormitory. All public spaces including the reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as guest kitchen and games room, which are all typical features of a Meininger hotel, will be located on the ground floor. The basement area will offer 30 private underground parking spaces next to the public parking that is being created.
Hannes Spanring, CEO, Meininger Hotels, said, “In two years’ time Meininger will have two hotels in Brussels. The location of the new hotel at Gare du Midi is excellent. We are looking forward to welcoming the typical Meininger guest mix of families, tourists and business travellers.”