Discover Benelux, Issue 67, July 2019

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Discover Benelux  |  Discover Antwerp  |  Top Places to Stay

A connected stay in Flanders’ cosiest neighbourhood TEXT: ARNE ADRIAENSSENS  |  PHOTOS: AD PHOTOGRAPHY

Thanks to its humble size, Belgium can be explored in just a few wellplanned days. Yet, to avoid losing too much time in transit, booking a well-connected hotel is paramount. At the brand-new Park Inn by Radisson Berchem, Belgium lies at your feet. Located mere minutes from a central train station, a well-connected bus stop, an airport and a gigantic parking lot, this cosy hotel is one of the country’s most accessible getaways. No place in Flanders feels as central as Antwerp’s most beloved suburb, Berchem. Located just minutes away from the dynamic heart of the city, the metropole’s breeze blows through the atmospheric district. Berchem’s railway station, on the other hand, is one of the busiest in the country, offering direct connections to all corners of the nation. “This makes Berchem a perfect hub for both eager tourists and busy travellers,” says Laurent Heusdens, general manager of the new Park Inn by Radisson Berchem. “As our hotel is located next to the railway station,

you can commence your journey as soon as you’ve finished your breakfast.” Those who come by car, don’t have to worry either. With 1,000 parking spots surrounding the hotel, you will never struggle to find one. Since the hotel is located at the border of Antwerp’s low emission zone, even older cars can drive right up to the hotel’s front door. Once inside the Park Inn by Radisson Berchem, a feeling of tranquillity hits you. Earth tones and a strong focus on comfort dominate the cosy rooms. “They are all equipped with the finest quality beds and scrumptious rain showers to reenergise after a busy day in the city. By installing Chromecasts everywhere, people can stream whatever they want to watch.” At the restaurant downstairs, you can take the edge off your appetite at any time of day; from a great breakfast to a tasty dinner or a refreshing cocktail. Feel free to take out your laptop, as well. With its great wireless connection and sockets everywhere, the restaurant doubles as a cosy co-working space. “Yet, what really

sets the Park Inn by Radisson Berchem apart from any other hotel, is our urge to go the extra mile. Whenever an issue pops up, we go to great lengths to solve it straight away. In fact, if you share your problem with us and we can’t fix it for you, we shred your hotel bill into pieces. That is what we call the Happiness Guarantee.”


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