Glendola Leisure, the private owners of numerous bars, restaurants and hotels, is set to open its first hotel in Belgium. The 120-bedroom Dominican, which will be the company’s tenth hotel, is due to open in late 2007 in the Grand Place in Brussels. The company, which currently has two hotels in the UK and seven in The Netherlands, is hungry to expand its sites. It is also looking to develop its Waxy O’Connor’s pub brand and combine it with its hotels, as it has done in Glasgow with the Carlton George. Glendola aims to rollout its Waxy O’Connor’s pubs across principal sites in the UK and internationally to the US and to Turkey, as well as opening outlets in key airport locations in the country. The group is also interested in expanding its latest ‘supper club’ concept, Octave, which opened a year and a half ago in Covent Garden. Alex Salussolia, the company’s managing director, said: “We are one of the few companies that are interested in building a business for another generation. “We are looking for sites that will make money for us over 10 or 15 years and as we are very careful over our site selection this slows the whole process down.” Glendola Leisure is planning to double the turnover and size of the company over the next five years.