by Matt Alderton | November 13, 2014
Le Méridien Brussels, which closed in June following the bankruptcy of its lease holder, will reopen this month as the Hilton Brussels Grand Palace, Hilton Hotels & Resorts recently announced.

"We are delighted to partner with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to rejuvenate and reopen this significant hotel in Brussels," Svetlana Ledovskikh, director of HDI Brussels Management SA, the property's owner, said in a statement. "The commitment of this renowned hotel group, with its long and successful track record of operating numerous hotels all over the world, ensures hospitality in Brussels has a bright future."

Located in the city center of Brussels, near the city's convention center, the Hilton Brussels Grand Palace offers 224 guest rooms, an executive lounge, a restaurant, a bar, and meeting facilities for up to 200 attendees.

According to Hilton, "significant" refurbishments will take place during the hotel's first year of operation.

"As host to the European Parliament and diverse multinational and government institutions, Brussels is one of Europe's leading cities," said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide. "Its role as an economic and administrative powerhouse, rich history, and vibrant cosmopolitan energy is expected to attract 10 million overnight visitors by 2020. This signing strengthens the offering of quality hospitality to guests visiting Brussels and is a landmark agreement for Hilton Worldwide. We look forward to welcoming guests to Hilton Brussels Grand Place within a matter of weeks and the exciting transformation of the hotel in the coming year."