The Metropole Hotel is blaming the new traffic system for making it complicated for its clients to access the establishment. Patrick Wielemans, Managing Director of the establishment, has already filed 2 appeals, and is filing a third one in coming days, reveals the daily L’Echo on Friday. Mr. Wielemans is not against there being a pedestrian district. But he is asking for his clients’ vehicles to be accommodated so they can get to the hotel. He reckons that the current access route is unsuitable.
Yvan Mayeur (PS), Brussels Alderman, is asking the Director to “calm down and give us some time. We have already explained we are trying to resolve the issue, but things will certainly not go back to how they were. The hotel must understand this; the pedestrian area is here to stay,” he said. The Alderman says he will abide by the court’s decision. “But it is not the court’s job to design new urban plans for our city.”