Brussels’ Gare du Midi has long been one of Europe’s main international railway stations and the district is now set to become an economic development hub for global business. It is therefore entirely natural that Accor has recently opened two new hotels there and also has another one in the pipeline…

On 24 January this year, to mark its 40th anniversary, Mercure presented itself with a brand-new hotel, the Mercure Hotel Brussels Centre Midi. Boasting a distinctive personality, its décor is simultaneously modern and timeless, while its tailored services suit all styles of travellers. Ideally located at the heart of the Midi station district, it has 72 rooms, including two suites with private Jacuzzi, plus 50 m2 of meeting space. In addition to the comfortable lounges, travellers can also take advantage of a pleasant library, an attractive urban garden and even a well-being centre.

The Mercure Hotel Brussels Centre Midi has thus strengthened Accor’s presence near the Gare du Midi, following on from the June 2013 arrival of the nearby Pullman Brussels Midi. Situated at the heart of the station itself, a few steps from the Thalys, Eurostar and ICE platforms, it benefits from 237 rooms and suites with a contemporary design. Displaying its 4 stars proudly and offering no less than 1,000 m2 of meeting space, its wine wall is also very worthy of exploration!

To further expand its offering around the Midi district – a neighbourhood in the midst of a boom – Accor recently opened even a 4th hotel, the Novotel Brussels Midi.

The Gare du Midi area may have become a strategic venue for the development of Accor hotels, but this doesn’t mean that the group has been neglecting other parts of Brussels. For instance, the ibis Styles Brussels Louise (former the White Hotel), opened in late 2012, will be unveiling newly refurbished areas between now and April aimed at better meeting the needs of its business clientele in particular. And since the end of 2013, another ibis Styles has been brightening the days of tourists and business travellers in Brussels: the ibis Styles Brussels Centre Stéphanie. With its 80 rooms, private car park, interactive kiosk and, very soon, direct access to the adjacent French brasserie (opening planned for April), it is an address ripe for immediate discovery.