The Hilton Brussels, long-time home of the European Petrochemical Luncheon (EPL), has been sold to the Swedish hotel group Pandox, and is now "The Hotel," according to an article in the Dutch press spotted by Blog reader Lode.
EPL-goers, who have been complaining about the Hilton Brussels for many years, will be relieved to read that the building will be undergoing a two-year refurbishment as of February, but this will take place while the hotel remains open.
The Blog is glad to have booked at the Sofitel across the road from the Hilton for the key dates of 1-3 March 2011, when the ICIS Olefins Conference and EPL are taking place in Brussels. Blog readers are recommended to do the same. The ICIS rate at the Sofitel is just €195/night INCLUDING breakfast, so it's a no-brainer.