‘The Hotel Metropole, resembling similar establishments in London, has risen rapidly, to become one of the first houses in Brussels.’
Inaugurated alongside the vast cafe - another marvel of richness and good taste - also founded by the Wielemans-Ceuppens family, the Hotel Metropole, resembling similar establishments in London, has risen rapidly, to become one of the first houses in Brussels. Nothing has been overlooked to create the ultimate luxurious impression. The beauty of the used materials, the noble timber varieties, the natural marbles and their monumental or artistic use, the electrical lighting and the steam heating on all floors, everything has been thoroughly thought over to make the voyager oblivious that he stays in a hotel and to create the special atmosphere of home quietude.
The Hotel Metropole is located on the Place de Brouckere, between the Boulevard Anspach and the Boulevard du Nord, two thriving centers of amusement and business. This major city thoroughfare goes to the North station in one direction and to the South station in the other. In the same vicinity you will find post offices, telegraph and telephone offices, theaters and concert cafes, art galleries and many more…’
From the first hotel brochure, dated, 1894