This Sunday morning 20th of February between 8 and 11AM the letters of The Hotel were successfully put on the top of the roof by a helicopter on both sides of the hotel. Normally the placement of the letters on The Hotel Brussels was foreseen a week earlier but unfortunetaly due to bad weather the helicopter operation had to be postponed. Luckily today permission was granted to fly above the Brussels airspace!
Each letter is approximately 4 meters high and weighs 200 kilogram: in total good for 1200 kilogram of letters.As you can imaginate, it really was a spectacular event that you don’t see every day in Brussels. Watch the video of this impressive operation:
Today Pandox AB took over the management of the former Brussels Hilton. It was acquired in September 2010. Pandox AB, a Swedish hotel group, has a strong vision for the future: The Hotel will be positioned in the premium segment of the Brussels Hotel Market. It should meet the needs of the international business traveler.
New name To accomplish this the hotel will undergo extensive renovation in combination with a new and modern organization. The takeover is accompanied by a name change. The new name refers to the hotel’s current position on the Brussels market: one of the largest and best known centrally located hotels in Brussels, and a landmark for the city.
Extensive renovation The renovation of the façade is already under way and is expected to take about a year. All rooms, bathrooms and hotel corridors will be completely renovated from the summer of 2011 to the end of 2012. The entranche, hall, reception, bar and restaurant on the ground floor will be modernised from the summer of 2011 to the beginning of 2012. The ballroom on the first floor and the conference rooms on the 25th, 26th and 26th floor are to be renovated from the end of 2011 to the summer of 2012. The technical installations will also
be renovated, and a new and dynamic catering offer will be introduced.