Brussels Belgium (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) “>Belgium’s largest hotel, the Sheraton Brussels Hotel, is set to close after its operating company was declared bankrupt.
The 500-room hotel on Brussels’ Place Rogier has been forced to close following the bankruptcy of operators SBH SPRL, resulting in the loss of around 200 jobs.
In a statement, Sheraton said: “The forced closure of the hotel is due to the financial situation of the operating company and is not related to the Sheraton brand.
Sheraton has successfully managed the hotel from the day of opening in 1973. In 2009 Sheraton signed a long-term management contract with SBH SPRL. Hotel management are now working with all current and future clients to secure alternative accommodation in the city.
Sheraton understands the impact of the bankruptcy of SBH SPRL on the 200 employees of SBH SPRL. While they are not employed by Sheraton, or any affiliated companies, the group appreciates and values the work that they have done to make the hotel a success.”
The hotel will close as of 12 noon on 14 December 2016.
Patrick Bontinck, CEO of Visit Brussels, said: “It’s an important hotel for Brussels. We will help to find places for customers to stay. We don’t want to leave any customers without a place to stay.”