A luxurious getaway in the central station’s shadow
TEXT: ARNE ADRIAENSSENS | PHOTOS © RADISSON BLU ASTRID ANTWERP
Central in the city of Antwerp, facing the majestic railway station, the Radisson Blu Astrid Antwerp welcomes a wide range of guests into its lush oasis. After an extensive transformation, the city’s biggest hotel looks better than ever. With its many exquisite facilities, it has everything both the tourists’ and business travellers’ heart could desire.
“Upon arrival, our modern setting gives you a feeling of coming home,” explains Martijn Dresen, general manager of Radisson Blu Astrid Antwerp. “Our rooms and suites bathe in beauty and elegance without compromising their comfort. In every room, you will even find a design chair that has been created especially for our hotel. Besides stunning, it is also a very comfortable seat to relax and work in.” If you just can’t get enough of Radisson Blu Astrid Antwerp, you might want to book one of its large junior suites or apartment suites for a longer stay. This way, you get full access to the building’s many facilities, including a health centre with a fitness set-up, swimming pool, sauna and hammam and a myriad of gastronomical paradises. “Besides enjoying a luxurious breakfast while gazing at the central station or slurping your coffee at our in-house Starbucks, you can wine and dine at Made in Antwerp. Here, kitchen prodigy Jorn Moyson and his team turn Belgian classics into surprising, modern dishes.”
In every room, you will find a design chair that has been created especially for the hotel.
Big groups can also enjoy these creations in the private setting of The Diamond Room. Here, they can easily cater banquets of up to 100 people and help you to host a myriad of activities and meetings in their 12 conference rooms. If your business’ aspirations outgrow Radisson Blu Astrid Antwerp’s halls, they happily collaborate with the Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre – which lies just a crossroad away from the hotel lobby –- to give shape to your event. “Make sure you visit the recently-opened Chocolate Nation, as well: the largest Belgian chocolate museum in the world which is housed alongside the hotel. The museum is filled with sensory experiences and stories of chocolate brands and chocolatiers. Chocolate traditions, history, products and innovations are brought to life here. Outdoors, the 19th-century zoo on the other side of the square and the mesmerising historic city centre await you. If you ask one of our local staff members, they will be delighted to share some of their secret insider’s tips with you.”