Radisson Blu, the upper upscale hotel brand, announced its latest hotel opening in the historic city of Bruges, Belgium – called the Venice of the North.

This stunning 109-room hotel is located in a UNESCO World Heritage City, within walking distance of the Grand Place, the medieval city center (De Markt) that dates back to the 12th century.

Just five minutes’ walk from the fairytale city center, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges location allows guests to fully explore a wide range of historic attractions. From the renowned Belfort, that stands tall over the city’s famous market place, to the remarkable Gothic beauty of its City Hall, Bruges is a destination that’s easy to fall in love with – and that’s before discovering the tranquil canals that weave their way between cobbled streets.

The stylish design of the hotel matches the sophistication of Bruges, with the property designed by the architectural practice Crepain Binst Architecture of Antwerp. The interior of the hotel reflects Radisson Blu’s signature features, along with local elements like details from the city map set on the walls of each room – highlighting some of Bruges’ most popular attractions for guests.

Along with its 109 guestrooms (featuring 19 family rooms), the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges has a specialty restaurant, named the Black Swan, that offers the finest of Belgian cuisine, the best of local beers, and yes, chocolates too – some of the many treats Belgium is world-famous for.

Discover the best of Radisson Meetings across six meeting rooms set out on two floors, including the spacious 12th floor that offers breathtaking views across the center of Bruges. Radisson Meetings puts people at the heart of the process and treats every meeting or event as more than just a date on the calendar. Guests can expect a variety of fully equipped and personalized spaces, featuring fast free Wi-Fi and A/V technology – alongside carefully designed menus.

Kris De Man, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges said: “My team and I are very much looking forward to showcasing the design, innovation and Yes I Can! service spirit of Radisson Blu to our guests, in a unique location. It’s a dream come true for us to work on the doorstep of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. We can’t wait to give visitors the chance to live like locals. Welcome and explore the best of Bruges with Blu.”