Holiday Inn Brussels Airport turned the crisis into an opportunity
When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Holiday Inn Brussels Airport chose to turn the crisis into an opportunity. With one hotel empty, long-awaited major renovations to all guest rooms and public areas were made to return the hotel to pristine condition before returning guests.
January 7, 2022
“We had the oldest bathrooms among the hotels in the immediate area and many reviews described our rooms to be dated. Nearby hotels have recently refurbished their products and our hotel was not as attractive to them at the time. In addition, the market was very small due to the pandemic. But it wasn’t just negative – it turned out to be the perfect opportunity to start a major renovation without affecting revenues too negatively, “says Evangelos Cambouris, Managing Director
One of the goals of the renovation was to modernize the bedroom and bathroom in terms of materials, color choices and overall appearance. And of course, with a local and sustainable touch. During the renovation, the hotel collaborated with local designers for parts of the interior. The lamps and the marble are recycled in another Brussels hotel belonging to Pandox: nhow Brussels Bloom.
In addition, public spaces have undergone a major change. The hotel has invested in a large, fully equipped 250 m² gym. The old swimming pool has been replaced by two new meeting rooms of approximately 90 m². The hotel has a profile designed to attract the business segment.
“We wanted to create an environment where our conference guests can be inspired. New sections for meetings or the cafe overlooking our large gardens and with weird details you wouldn’t expect to find in a so called “business environment”. I love to surprise! “, declares Evangelos Cambouris.
The Holiday Inn Brussels Airport is a full service hotel with 310 newly refurbished rooms. Pandox acquired the hotel in 2007 and both owns the property and manages the operation.
Learn more about the hotel here.