Renovation of Mercure Antwerp City South: a unique tribute to the VII Olympiad
On 8 June Mercure celebrated the opening of the recently renovated Mercure Antwerp City South hotel. The modern 4 star hotel is located in the heart of the business district of Antwerp and counts 214 rooms, a lobby bar, brasserie and 10 meeting rooms.
100th anniversary of the Olympics On 14 August 1920, the first Olympic Games, after World War 1, took place in Antwerp. The renovated city was then given the honor of celebrating world peace. And finally 1920 became the year in which Belgium won its largest medal harvest to date. 100 years later, this tribute translates into the start of this impressive renovation.
The interior design's focus on sports and the Olympic Games was not chosen randomly. The hotel is located opposite the Olympic swimming pool Wezenberg and close to various sport clubs, parks and sport locations.
Discover local Mercure stands for a local, authentic experience. While every Mercure hotel is unique, they all share the same passion for high quality services. Mercure Antwerp City South has its own style and personality. From the moment our guests step inside, they are immersed into their destination.
The breakfast area, bar and restaurant were named after the French baron ‘Pierre de Coubertin’, who played an important role in the introduction of the Olympic Games in 1920. Brasserie Coubertin serves international and local dishes such as 'beef stew' and 'vol-au-vent'. Ofcourse, the famous Belgian beers and other local specialities are also on the menu. The new lobby is the conceptual translation of the Olympic arena. A bundle of stylized gymnastics rings grace the ceiling as mood lighting and the 5 Olympic rings float above the reception area to greet the guests.
Guests reach their desired floor via the central elevators. The floors of the corridors are strewn with expressive gold rings and lead the guests through a symbolic gold-coloured honorary hedge tot the hotel rooms. In the room, guests experience a sporty carpet, Olympic Rings and a gymnastics box as a luggage rack.
The hotel has no fewer than 10 conference meeting rooms, spread over 1000m2, most with natural daylight, and named after winners and remarkable characters during the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp. In addition, there are 2 spacious outdoor terraces, fitness and wellness facilities and electric charging stations.
Mercure Antwerp City South Desguinlei 94 2018 Antwerpen