The bar at the prestigious Métropole Hotel has reopened
The Métropole Hotel used to be the only independent 5-star hotel in the Belgian capital. Located in the heart of the historic centre of Brussels, its listed façade enhances the beauty of the Place De Brouckère.
The establishment started its hotel business at the end of the 19th century, when a wealthy clientele was looking for luxurious places, equipped with the of the most modern convenience of the time and offering quality services, during their travels.
After several setbacks due in particular to development work in the area, the epidemic delivered its coup de grace, and the hotel closed its doors in 2020. Fortunately, the enthusiasm and determination of some of the staff have led to the reopening of the bar, the brasserie and the terrace of this mythical institution. In the past, the hotel had welcomed prestigious guests from the world of entertainment and politics, world-famous personalities had walked under its gold decor, its marble columns with Corinthian capitals, its Art Nouveau windows and its giant mirrors; all these decorations with their limitless luxury and richness made this an exceptionally warm place where guests felt "Any where out of the world".*
Sarah Bernard, Maurice Chevalier, Roosevelt, General De Gaulle, Yehudi Menuhin, Jacques Brel and Toots Thielemans have all stayed here; Annie Cordy had her own suite here, her Brussels pied-à-terre as she liked to call it. With the reopening of this bar and terrace, Brussels has partly returned to the days when Cordy sang.