Industry recognition for Corinthia Hotel under development in Brussels

April 17th, 2018

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As construction works gear up on the regeneration of the landmark Corinthia Hotel in Brussels, the project has been recognised by the hospitality industry for its planning, foresight and architectural integrity. Last month, Corinthia’s plans and designs won the Creative Spark competition for Europe given annually by the Top Hotel World Tour. The project satisfied the competition criteria for authenticity, innovation and overall impression of the scheme.

The competition is integrated into Top Hotel World Tour, a series of one-day conferences around the world for leaders within the hospitality field.

Corinthia’s plans will see the full regeneration of what was renowned globally as the Grand Hotel Astoria, the former grande dame of Belgium’s hotels, originally built in 1909. Corinthia acquired the vacant building in 2016 and has set about regenerating it to its former position as the country’s leading luxury hotel. The property’s listed facade and ground floor will be fully restored, while the rest of the property will be extensively refurbished and in parts rebuilt to accommodate 126 bedrooms, including 36 suites, as well as an array of dining options, meeting rooms and what will be the city’s largest luxury hotel spa. The new Corinthia will open its doors in 2020.

GA Design of London, the company behind the interiors at Corinthia’s award winning London hotel, has been engaged to re-imagine the Brussels hotel.

“To be shortlisted to the final three and then to win, is recognition of the painstaking thought process and creative design that has gone into the planning of the property’s regeneration,” said Jessica Morrison, Senior Designer at GA Design.

The hotel is the latest in a line of 19th century grand hotels across Europe restored by Corinthia Hotels. The award-winning Corinthia Hotel London, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, formerly the Grand Hotel Royal, and the Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, Russia, are all 19th century trophy properties which have been acquired, redeveloped and relaunched by Corinthia Hotels. Furthermore, last month, Corinthia Hotels announced that it would be operating the 19th-century Grand Hotel du Boulevard in Bucharest, Romania when this landmark building opens its doors after extensive refurbishment on 1st December 2019.

In Brussels, other than GA Design, Corinthia has retained the services of architect Francis Metzger, owner of Brussels-based MA2, well known for his work on heritage buildings in Belgium.

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At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on

Process for making a claim:

Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.

Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).

Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.

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Terms and Conditions:

Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on based on the following terms and conditions:

1. Your original booking must have been made through
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.