Meetings & Events
CONTEMPORARY MEETING FACILITIES FOR ANTWERP CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
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Experience meetings – sustainable meetings
MEETING SUCCESS – FROM START TO FINISH
Event design, innovation, personalized service and products are all in the experience.
Depending on the background and purpose of the event, the format, space, and technology need to be uniquely tailored to each meeting. Therefore, flexibility, personalized service and collaboration are key when it comes to creating successful events.
The culture of events is changing and this inspires us to continually invest in enhancing the event experience with flexible spaces, innovative technologies, and creative and inspiring ways of thinking about event success.
EXPERIENCE MEETING PACKAGES
All our Experience Meetings Packages include the following items:
- Assistance from our business center coordinator
- Beamer and screen, flipchart and conference kit, sound system (for meetings up to 150 people)
- Free high-speed, wireless Internet (100 Mbps) for all participants
- Mineral water, pencil and paper, and meeting mints for each delegate
- Use of a spacious meeting room in a set up which fits your meeting best
Brain Food is an innovative and responsible food and beverage solution developed by nutritionists and our chefs. Eating the right food improves your concentration, mental speed and lowers your stress levels - all the right ingredients for a successful meeting.
Brain food means more fish, whole grains, fruits and veggies without sacrificing good taste.
- Pure, local and fresh ingredients with minimum processing
- Less meat and fat content of 10% and never more than 10% added sugar
- It's all about keeping well-balanced food and providing culinary experiences that sharpen the senses throughout your meeting day.
The Brain Box is an untraditional breakout room designed to stimulate original thinking, creativity and generate fun! Thanks to bright lights and colors, walls to write on, some inspiring music, as well as Free high-speed, wireless Internet, meeting delegates are fueled to think outside the box.
FREE HIGH-SPEED, WIRELESS INTERNET
Checking emails, downloading a file or just reading the news during a coffee break - we make it all possible with Free high-speed, wireless Internet access for all hotel guests. Are you staying with us for a meeting or event? Our Free high-speed, wireless Internet is strong enough to sustain a team of 400 meeting delegates logged in from different applications and devices. Stay connected to the people and things that matters to you.
YES I CAN!
Behind every successful meeting is excellent planning and an experienced and engaged staff. At Radisson Blu, we train our staff to deliver a successful meeting from planning through to the end with a Yes I Can spirit.
Radisson Blu teams care about the environment. As part of the Responsible business Program, Radisson Blu launched 4 BLU Planet commitments:
- Providing 100% of eco-labelled hotels
- Reducing water consumption and installing water saving systems
- Reducing the amount of waste produced and increase recycled waste
- Reducing energy consumption by 25% in all Carlson Rezidor Hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa
BLU Planet allows meeting planners who enrolled in the Club Carlson program to donate points to select eco-friendly partners, or to contribute to automatic CO2 offset benefit.
As a key part of Carlson Rezidor’s global strategy, Responsible Business has an impact on meetings and events. The company launched the hotel industry’s first global environmental policy in 1989. With a long tradition of corporate responsibility and pioneering sustainability, the Green Key and Blu Planet initiatives are part of our Responsible Business program.
As part of our responsible business approach, the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp is a certified Premium Safe Hotel. In addition to meeting local regulatory requirements and upholding internal brand operations and security standards, the property has also been independently surveyed since 2014.
This certification provides a yearly verification by the internationally renowned security consultancy, Safehotels Alliance, assuring that our hotel works in a structured way to keep staff and guests safe at all times.
The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp has updated safety and security procedures, training programs and incident response protocols to face any situation that may occur.
GREEN KEY CERTIFICATION
For our dedication to sustainability, the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel Antwerp has earned the international Green Key eco-label which includes meeting social, ecological and technical standards that exceed the nation’s official environmental regulations. The aim of Green Key is to promote awareness among hotels, staff and clients to run responsible enterprises.
100% GUEST SATISFACTION
Our goal is to ensure your meetings are successful and we aim for 100% guest satisfaction. If something doesn't work, please tell us and we will fix it - and if that isn't possible, we will offer a refund.
Food & Drink
FOOD & DRINK
No matter what mood you’re in, our Square bar and restaurant is the perfect location to meet your business partner, enjoy a healthy lunch or have a relaxed dinner. Our chef works with seasonal ingredients and the presentation of his dishes will surely make you feel at home. Ask our servers about the perfect wine to drink with your meal or let us prepare your favorite cocktail at the bar. Please inform us of any specific food preference so we can provide a tailored solution.
Experience Meetings Lunches
The Pure Package is the best solution for a quick lunch for up to 15 participants. Enjoy a casual standing lunch on the foyer or in the hotel restaurant. Our chef uses pure ingredients to prepare your menu which includes a healthy soup, seasonal salad, 3 different sandwiches per person, fruit and a dessert. Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks are included.
Our chef provides a seasonal and healthy 2-course lunch for you. Choose between a starter and main course or a main course and a dessert. Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks are included.
For meetings of 25 participants or more, the finger food lunch is the ideal networking moment. This is a selection of small bites and snacks that are easy to eat and served as a standing lunch. The finger food buffet is a combination of a salad bar, cold tapas, 3 hot snacks, a sandwich or wrap, fruit and a dessert. All food items are seasonal. Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks are included.
For meetings of 40 participants or more, the Comfort Package offers a lunch buffet with a selection of ingredients to create your own salad, a number of composed salads, seasonal soup with bread, 4 different hot dishes, fruit, pastry and dessert. Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks are included.
The Chic Package offers a 3-course lunch for guests who want to enjoy a long lunch in the hotel restaurant. Our chef creates a seasonal menu and coffee, tea, water and soft drinks are included.
EXPERIENCE MEETINGS COFFEE BREAKS
The Experience Meetings Coffee Breaks includes:
- Welcome break (with coffee, tea, still and sparkling water, orange juice, piece of fruit and croissant or cake)
- Morning break (with coffee, tea, still and sparkling water, fruit juice, scented water, piece of fruit, vegetable juice, energy bar, nut mix, yogurt and mini coffee cake)
- Afternoon break (with coffee, tea, still and sparkling water, fruit juice, scented water, piece of fruit, smoothie, sweet dessert and a savory snack)
Imagine you break for coffee and open the door of the meeting room to find nothing but chocolate. The delicious aroma of a Belgian chocolate fountain, sumptuous homemade chocolate mousse and mouth-watering chocolate cake tantalizes your senses. To balance this exuberance, we also set out juicy fruit to dip in the fountain.
BLU BUSINESS LUNCH
In just 45 minutes you can invite your colleagues or business relations for a savory business lunch. Our chef uses local, fresh ingredients to create a 2-course lunch from Monday till Friday. Start with a hearty soup, followed by the chef’s preparation of the catch of the day, topped off with a splendid view on the magnificent historical Antwerp Central Station. The price is € 23.00 per person for a 2-course lunch (supplement of € 6.50 per person with wine, water and coffee or tea). Take advantage of free parking and Free wireless, high-speed Internet access while at Radisson Blu.
OPENING HOURSNoon - 15:00 (Mon - Fri)
AFTER WORK DRINK
The Square Bar offers a selection of gins, cocktails, wines and spirits. The sophisticated, comfortable atmosphere is ideal for an after work or meeting conversation with colleagues.
Try a renowned Belgian beer or a bold gin and tonic at this cozy local hangout. Open day and night, the Square Bar also serves wine and an array of mixed drinks.
OPENING HOURS09:00 - Midnight (Sun - Thu)
09:00 - 01:00 (Fri - Sat)
- 2 dedicated conference floors
- Business support during events
- Conference rooms including 18 meeting rooms spread over 2 floors
- Dedicated Meetings & Events professionals to plan every detail
- Free high-speed, wireless Internet access throughout the hotel for guests and meeting delegates
- Option to reserve a private floor
- State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment with support staff for event
- Except for the ballroom, all meeting rooms have daylight
ORLOV MEETING ROOMS
Arrange a meeting space to suit your needs with our flexible Orlov Meeting Rooms. Known for their contemporary, zen interior, our Orlov rooms allow you to use single meetings spaces or combine multiple rooms for larger events. With modern AV equipment and natural daylight, these rooms are designed to encourage brainstorming and creativity. Coffee breaks are served in the Foyer on the same floor.
Orlov 1 (72 m²), 2 (29 m²), 3 (79 m²), & 4( 27 m²)
The Sefadu boardrooms provide the perfect meeting experience for your creative meeting. With modern AV equipment and in room coffee and tea facilities, you’re able to concentrate on your session.
Sefadu 1 & 2 (30 + 30 m²):
CONDE MEETING ROOMS
Reserve our Conde rooms separately or combine them to suit your needs. To optimize your meeting, book a lunch in our Square restaurant. We make sure your attendees do not fall into that afternoon slump, thanks to a balanced and healthy lunch following the Brain Food concept.
Condé 1 & 2 (63 +63 m²)
SCALA CONFERENCE ROOMS
Our Scala rooms provide enough space to host your conference, product launch, event or group meeting. Dream big and let our meeting and event experts inspire you with creative proposals. To inspire all 5 senses, our chef can prepare a tailored buffet for a one-of-a-kind meeting or conference experience.
Scala 1, 2, 3 & 4 (98, 133, 190, 152 m²)
Victoria (32 m²) and Tiffany (32 m²) are 2 separate rooms that are added to the Scale conference room to give you the most flexible operation space possible for your event. They are the perfect fallout base for the organizing team or to use as the speakers’ room.
BRAIN BOX MEETINGS
The Blue Maharadjah (30 m²) and the Golden Madras (30 m²) are 2 meeting rooms ideal for brain box meetings. Let us transform your meeting to an inspirational space. Ask our team how we can help you bring your ideas to life.
RECEPTION OVERLOOKING CENTRAL STATION
We have many rooms with a view, but this one trumps them all. Whether you want to “wow” your attendees at a reception, food pairing or unique product launch, this Central Station view will do it.
Windows of Antwerp (207 m²)
Diamond Room OVERLOOKING CENTRAL STATION
The Diamond Club really is as bright as its name. Enjoy a wonderful view of Central Station and have your coffee break served in the room. It’s the ideal space for a press conference, small reception or product launch.
Diamond Club (96 m²)
The Meetings & Events department at the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp is designed to create the perfect balance between technology, venues and sustainability.
One Touch App
Your entire meeting, just one touch away. Check out our Radisson Blu One Touch App, which puts the world of Radisson Blu hotels at your fingertips. With the app, you get 24/7 access to all information needed including everything from delicious room service and wake up calls to information about transportation. The special meeting section on the app gathers all the information about the meeting place and offers meeting planners and delegates a wide range of benefits. Our meeting and event consultants can assist to integrate and customize your event on the app and share information with your delegates including transportation details, meeting agenda and speakers’ info or presentations. If anything changes to the program, meeting delegates can be informed instantly with notifications. The Radisson Blu One Touch App is free and available for both iOS and Android. If you are interested, let us know and we will take care of it.
From very small meetings to conferences with several hundreds of participants, we provide state-of-the-art equipment for all kinds of meetings. The Meeting & Events assistant corner is there to help you for any questions, information and guidance during meetings.
PHARMA & HEALTH SECTOR MEETINGS
PHARMA MEETINGS & EVENTS SPECIALIST
The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp offers an advisory team trained in hotel compliance with healthcare meetings and events.
REGULATORY CODES FOR THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR
PERFECT LOGISTIC FOR HEALTHCARE MEETINGS & EVENTS
- 4-star first class hotel with a city center location and in-house underground parking.
- 247 comfortable, quiet and non-smoking guest rooms.
- Daylight and over 18 versatile meeting spaces.
- Easy and fast accessibility by car, from the airport and main international train’ station next door (Thalys and Express Train Brussels Airport).
- Entire hotel privatization possibilities.
- Free upgraded high-speed, wireless Internet access or with cable for all meeting delegates. Exclusive and secured Internet network.
- Fresh and seasonal, tasty and locally-sourced Brain Food.
- Green Key certified with an extensive Responsible Business program.
- Hotel based single point of contact from offer to invoicing, providing an advisory role.
- Meeting rooms, food and drinks and accommodation provided with code in mind.
- Permanent in house professional audio-visual equipment.
- SafeHotels certified with 24/7 surveillance.
- Tailor made and personalized service in meeting planning including decoration, labelling and dietary requirements.
- Vast multifunctional space with optional food and drinks spaces.
- We also provide a protected wired Internet connection to guarantee confidentiality.
- We ensure that your event is protected from a conflict of interest.
- We guarantee that your meeting is handled discreetly and professionally.
- We inform you in case of presence other healthcare companies
- We understand the security considerations around signage, for both the event and the brand, and confidentiality is our promise to you.
HOTEL DESIGNED TO SAY YES!
For the highest level of professional service, the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp is the perfect choice for your healthcare event.
As part of a world leading hotel brand, we offer a unique culture of Yes I Can!SM thinking designed to meet the very specific needs of our guests.
Developed by professional meeting experts and perfected from years of hosting a wide variety of events, Experience Meetings, our meetings and events concept, combines fresh, healthy and locally-sourced food options with Free high-speed, wireless Internet for all meeting delegates, 100% satisfaction guarantee and environmental sustainability.
INCENTIVE IDEAS IN ANTWERP
Incentive Ideas IN ANTWERP
Let Antwerp inspire you with unique activities and tours. The city of Antwerp is amazing, atypical and all-around fun.
You can choose between Meeting Energizers/Icebreakers, afternoon activities and dinner activities. Or choose a tailored package to fit your needs. These are some examples of incentives. For more packages or tailored activities, we gladly listen to all your needs to set up your perfect meeting.
City Brewery De Koninck
Discover Antwerp’s city brewery, ‘De Koninck’. Combine your meeting with a local taste experience. Explore 10 interactive rooms and discover Antwerp’s history, the brewery and the origin of the iconic local beer. Reward yourself with a ‘Bolleke’ during a beer tasting.
Unlike traditional golf, you don't aim for a hole in City Golf, but at a statue, bench, fountain, and so on. The player who reaches the target with the least number of strokes is the winner.
Each session begins with an initiation, and an instructor takes you through the city after that. The focus is on the game of golf and on discovering Antwerp in a fun way.
City Golf is a group activity (from 4 people) and is also ideal for team building. You don't need any golf experience to enjoy City Golf.
For more information, visit the City Golf site.
One of the city’s most well-known landmarks is the Antwerp’s Diamond District which trades 85% of all rough diamonds, 50% of cut diamonds and 40% of industrial diamonds, and its daily transactions are worth USD 127 million. You can explore mining, polishing and cutting processes at Diamondland, Antwerp's largest diamond showroom. The Diamond Cocktail is a way to add something new and different to your event, whether during the cocktail hour, dinner, or any other time during the event.
The Diamond Cocktail itself is a glass of champagne with a three mm brilliant cut stone in it. Most of the stones are cubic zirconia, but according to the direction of the client, some of the stones are genuine diamonds. Attached to the glass is a small green cord with a card that reads, "Let's drink to a sparkling future. However, drink with care, for each glass contains a diamond. Or is it a fake...?"
Diamond cocktail site
AQUARIUM DINER AT ANTWERP ZOO
Popular with tourists and locals alike, the Antwerp Zoo is located next to Central Station and provides a home for more than 5,000 animals of 950 different species. The zoo is especially focused on protecting endangered animals like bonobos and okapi.
Wouldn’t it be remarkable to have diner while watching the sharks and anemone fish swim by?
After the welcome reception, take place at stylish, high-round tables between the Aquarium residents. Here you will enjoy a culinary high-quality three-course menu and admire a fascinating underwater world with one of Europe's largest aquariums.
On arrival and departure, you also make a fairytale evening walk in the ZOO. Very impressive.
Aquarium diner at Antwerp zoo site
PART OF THE CITY - AN IPAD CITY GAME BY EVENT MASTERS
‘Part of the city’ is an iPad city game that‘ll take you on an escape route from the reality of everyday life. Or so it seems … because the opposite is true. During this thematic city game, you’ll discover city life as it really is. We offer you a tour off the beaten tourist path, where you’ll get to see the city’s underbelly. From the local bakery and the corner store to the traditional furniture shop, where you are welcomed and given extra attention. You will soon lose track of time, and experience the real city life.
In ‘Part of the city’ fiction and non-fiction come disturbingly close to each other. It’s up to the participants to distinguish between reality and fiction. Allow yourself to be swept away in this groundbreaking thematic iPad city game and experience a grand finale that promises goose bumps and the best adrenaline rush ever.
Ipad city game site
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CLUB CARLSON FOR PLANNERS
GET GOLD FOR BOOKING MEETINGS
Planning meetings is hard work and to thank you for booking, Gold Points® are offered to you or to your company. Whether you’re planning large or small meetings, enroll for free and become a member of Club Carlson for Planners to earn Gold Points that you can redeem for upgraded meeting packages, coffee breaks, hotel stays, dinners, spa treatments and much more, in nearly 80 countries.
Club Carlson for Planners is the exclusive hotel rewards program for meetings, conventions and special event planners. For more information, visit their website.
The Club Carlson program also allows meetings planners to donate points to select eco-friendly partners or to contribute to automatic CO2 offset benefit.