GRAND HOTEL REGNIER
The Grand Hotel Regnier is part of a cluster of hotels and restaurants alongside the Meuse. The first tourist activity in the vicinity goes back to the inn of ferryman Ferdinand Martinot in 1976. This hotel, originally called the Grand Hotel de Waulsort, was built in 1904, but was taken over by the Regnier family in 1914 and was at that point dubbed Grand Hotel Regnier. Because of the good railroad connections and its location in a green environment alongside the enchanting river Meuse, lots of tourists were drawn to the region and catering businesses emerged left and right. In 1934 eleven hotels, ten pubs, twelve shops and twelve crafts stores were counted. The Grand Hotel Regnier is said to be the first hotel in Europe to offer the luxury of own underground parking. As the buildings got older and the tourist sector shifted to travel by car and by plane, the region lost its appeal until during the economical crisis of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s business folded alltogether and Grand Hotel Regnier was forced to close the doors permanently.