The history of Hôtel Métropole begins in 1892 with the opening of Café Métropole by the two brothers Prosper and Edouard Wielemans-Ceuppens as part of the promotion of their own beer. From 1895, a hotel would be developed on the upper floors of the building located at Place de Brouckère. The latter will span the last century becoming one of the most exclusive places of the capital to find royalty, renowned scientists, and show business stars.
It is also the only 19th century hotel that remains active in the capital and presents a Belle Époque decor with a very special atmosphere. Its café on the ground floor is also one of the must-see places visited by thousands of tourists each year.
The establishment was always owned by the respective families of the founding brothers.
Cushman & Wakefield has advised on the sale of 50% from one family to the other, which through this acquisition has become the sole proprietor of this beautiful property complex in the center of Brussels. The purchase price was undisclosed.
Arnaud de Bergeyck, International Partner and Head of Capital Markets Retail, commented: "More than a century after the Wielemans brothers opened the Hotel Metropole, the ownership of this iconic building in downtown Brussels now lies in the hands of one family ".