Post office revamp delayed until 2024

The Hôtel des Postes should open to the public at the end of 2024, announced the Post group, owner of the building. Photo: Matic Zorman/Maison Moderne/archives

The Hôtel des Postes should open to the public at the end of 2024, announced the Post group, owner of the building. Photo: Matic Zorman/Maison Moderne/archives

The opening of the refurbished Hôtel des Postes--the postal service’s former HQ, which is set to become an actual hotel--has been postponed from this year to the end of 2024. 

The refurbishment of the building, announced in 2020, will turn this Luxembourg City landmark into a hotel, two restaurants, a bar, shops, co-working spaces and a wellness area.

After the end of the demolition of more recent additions to the building, which mainly occupied the inner courtyard, the conversion work on the site was finally able to begin in October 2022, a few months after building permits were issued in mid-2022.

Initially slated for 2023, it won’t open before the end of 2024, the Post group, which owns the building, said in a press release on Thursday. 

Post is investing 51% in the transformation of its former headquarters with the French company Artea, which is contributing 49%. The budget for the project is €50m.

The Hôtel des Postes is a listed national monument and located in a Unesco protected area. To restore the original appearance of the building, the metal structures covering the inner courtyard and the central wing separating it had to be removed.

The architectural concept was entrusted to Romain Schmiz architectes & urbanistes, based in Luxembourg. The general project concept was entrusted to Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel, Paris. Artea will operate the hotel through its Storia brand. However, the commercial and restaurant areas have not yet been allocated.

Other major hotels are due to open in Luxembourg in 2023, such as the Marriott Hotel Alfa and the Anatura in Weiswampach. The Moxy Hotel at the airport in Findel is expected to open next year.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.