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Weekend Lovers

Any plan ahead? Enjoy the public holidays, start the weekend earlier than the others!

Weekend Lovers Package

The package includes:

Looking for the long weekends of 2015?

  • 30/04 – 03/05
  • 14/05 – 17/05
  • 23/05 – 26/05
  • 18/07 – 22/07
  • 10/09 – 13/09
  • 24/12 – 27/12

Book your « Weekend Lovers » package via The Hotel website.

2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Winner

The Hotel is recognized by the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Hotels. 

Top 25 Hotels — Belgium: # 13 The Hotel. Brussels
Top 25 Hotels for Romance — Belgium: # 25 The Hotel. Brussels

2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards
For the 13th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the globe. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

View all TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of The Hotel. For all the 2015 Travelers’ Choice winners, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices.

Detox On The Go

Enjoy a pressed, pampered & purified program. Offer your body a healthy cleanse. Fresh and easy, don’t need to worry much about the rest. Here’s the best way to boost your daily routine.

Detox On The Go

Experience a one day cleanse + stay at The Hotel in the room of your choice including:

  • 6 Detox juices served in the room by Jus Jus
  • Elegant cooler bag to carry your juices in style
  • Practical guide for a daily boost
  • Access to the Urban Spa & Fitness

Upgrade your cleanse with the following exclusive offer: book your “Detox Massage” via book@thehotel.be. Only available with the pack!

The 6 detox juices by Jus Jus that will make you feel refreshed and revitalized: 

  • Greenday
  • Pineapple Mojito
  • The Hulk
  • The Just-Tox of Skinny-G
  • Bux Bunny of Heartbeet
  • Almond Joy of Vanilla Sky

Additional info about the Jus Jus detox juices:

  • Culinary inspired.
  • Cold-Pressed Daily. Never Heated!
  • Raw. Gluten Free. Non-GMO.
  • GIMME A SHAKE! Separation is Normal.
  • Perishable-Keep Refrigerated.
  • Drink within 3 days.
  • Handcrafted with ♥ in Belgium.

Jus Jus Detox Cleanse

Book your « Detox On The Go » package via The Hotel website.

The Restaurant adds Hispanic flavours at the beginning of the year

The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar is delighted to welcome Macarena de Castro from restaurant Jardin* in Alcùdia (Spain) amongst its chefs and international collaborators.

Pierre Balthazar will welcome the Spanish chef to celebrate this new distinguished collaboration and they will prepare 2 lunches (27 & 28/01) and an exclusive diner (28/01) together at The Restaurant*. Book this gastronomic experience now!

Macarena de Castro

Like her predecessors – Michaël Fulci from Les Terraillers* in Biot, Oth Sombatch from Aux Trois Nagas in Paris and Luigi Taglienti from Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala* in Milan (who she replaced) – who all followed Pierre Balthazar’s concept, Macarena de Castro has to use the same 9 basic ingredients and transform these with her expertise and Pierre’s help into an incredibly varied menu!

Macarena de Castro

The sensory journey through Spain and its gastronomic culture cannot be missed, whether it is for a business lunch for those who are in a rush, a 2- or 3-course menu for those who are curious or for a truly Spanish 6-course degustation menu for the Epicureans among us, whether or not accompanied by a matching selection of Spanish wines. Such a beautiful moment of sharing and conviviality is unfortunately only available to a limited number of guests, so do not hesitate and book now*. *By reservation only

About Macarena de Castro

This Spanish chef has been cooking from an early age and cut her teeth with master chefs. Her restaurant, Jardin*, was crowned with a Michelin star in 2012 and has become a successful family business as well as a true hotspot for foodies.

Macarena de Castro

The chef of the house

Pierre Balthazar, the chef and current “Culinary Director” of The Restaurant, has been on a bold and eclectic journey and he owes his open-mindedness especially to his 10 multicultural years at the head of Council of Europe’s kitchens.

He can draw from this experience to create a unique concept for The Hotel, by offering a range of the best culinary influences globally, in close collaboration with his international network of chefs, who have also become his friends.

Pierre Balthazar - Culinary Director at The Hotel

PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Pierre Balthazar invites Macarena de Castro for food prepared by 2

Lunch on January 27 and 28 from 12:00 to 14:30

4 selected options:

  • Business lunch, 27 € or 33 € with Spanish wine included
  • Lunch 2-courses, 45 € or 57 € with Spanish wines included
  • Menu 3-courses, 55 € or 73 € with Spanish wines included
  • Degustation menu 6-courses, 120 € with Spanish wines included

Dinner on January 28, 2015 from 19:00 to 22:30

  • Degustation menu 6-courses, 120 € with Spanish wines included

Information & reservations

The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar
Boulevard de Waterloo 38,
1000 Brussels

Valentine in Brussels

Valentine’s Day is ideal for a romantic city trip to Brussels. The Hotel offers three heart-warming packages for your lovely escape to the European capital city. In The Mood for Love, Valentine Deluxe & The Love Recipe. 

« In the Mood for Love »

In The Mood For Love

Looking for a sweet escape with your Valentine? Enjoy the perfect stay for two and spread the love for the occasion.

Enhance your experience with a relaxing massage at the Urban Spa & Fitness. Book your Valentine’s massage and get 10% discount on your treatment.

Book your « In the Mood for Love » package via The Hotel website.

 « Valentine Deluxe »

Valentine Deluxe

Looking for a sweet escape with your Valentine? Enjoy the perfect stay for two and spread the love for the occasion.

Book your « Valentine Deluxe » package via The Hotel website.

« The Love Recipe »

The Love Recipe

It takes two to tango!
So drop your daily routine and rise to the occasion.

This packages includes:

  • Great city views
  • Chilled Champagne
  • Tantalizing strawberries
  • Long stemmed red roses
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Panorama lounge indulgence

= One fabulously romantic stay for two

Book your « The Love Recipe » package via The Hotel website.

BRAFA – Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair 2015

BRAFA is in top form, celebrating its 60th edition! The 126 international exhibitors offer their finest and most recent discoveries in archaeology, tribal art, furniture, paintings, drawings, sculpture, design, jewellery and other objects.
(Brussels, between 24 Jan. and 1 Feb. 2015)

Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair 2015

This very popular annual gathering of aesthetes and antique collectors has become a must: 120 first-rate exhibitors provide an opportunity to see… and buy unique antique, contemporary, ethnic and classic pieces. The valuation sessions held during the event attract a lot of visitors wanting to find out the value of their possessions. All of which in the magnificent setting of Tour & Taxis and in a friendly ambience.

Tour & Taxis, avenue du Port 86 C / B-1000 Brussels
Click here to view the access map

Dates and opening hours
From Saturday 24 January to Sunday 1 February 2015, daily from 11 am to 7 pm
Late opening on Thursday 29 January 2015 until 10 pm

Entrance fee
Individual: 20 €
Groups (≥ 10 pers.): 10 € per person
≤ 26 year: 10 €
≤ 12 year: free
Online tickets

More information

Museum Night Fever, the 8th Night of the Museums in Brussels

No cultural blackout in our museums! On Saturday 7 March, no fewer than 23 museums in Brussels will be opening their doors for the 8th Museum Night Fever, the annual celebration of Brussels museums.

Museum Night Fever 2015

Between 7pm and 1am, nocturnal creations from musicians, dancers, performers, visual artists, designers and actors are going to be invading these museums. The idea behind Museum Night Fever is to provide an alternative to the classic museum visit and present the collections to the public in a contemporary way. The programme is the result of close collaboration between the museums and almost 500 young people from art schools, academies, youth clubs, artists’ collectives and a circus school as well this year.

Practical information / tickets:
1 Museum Night Fever pass = access to 23 museums, shuttle buses STIB, Noctis lines

  • 10€ in advance (9/2>6/3/2015)
  • 14€ on the day itself (7/3/2015)
  • Discounts: Article 27 and Paspartoe. A supplement of 7€ is due for the afterparty.

Tickets available on line at www.museumnightfever.be + in all participating museums, Fnac, Brussels tourist offices (visit.brussels + Toerisme Vlaanderen) and the ULB PointCulture.

More information:

The Restaurant welcomes Macarena de Castro

At The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar three international guest chefs are invited by Pierre Balthazar to propose their interpretations of the same basic ingredients. Pierre Balthazar welcomes Spanish Chef Macarena de Castro

Macarena de Castro

Pierre Balthazar says goodbye to good friend Luigi Taglienti (*) of restaurant Trussardi alla Scala (*) in Milan, and welcomes Macarena de Castro of restaurant Jardin (*) in Alcúdia, Spain. She creates a Spanish & personal interpretation of the 9 seasonal products for The Restaurant menu together with Pierre Balthazar. Come and discover her interpretation in The Restaurant as from January 2nd.

Also known as ‘the Mallorcan’, Maca de Castro, chef-owner of the Jardín (*), since she was born in 1981 and from 18 years has been working at the stoves. She found her vocation by attending conferences, traveling and performing stages. From her beginnings as a sous chef, she has combined work and training, both at the Balearic Escola d’Hoteleria as with renowned chefs, including Hilario Arbelaitz, Andoni L. Aduriz, Ferran Adrià and Julian Serrano. She gave a dissertation at the Madrid Fusion and has a Michelin star since the 2012 edition.

The Restaurant menu is created by the personal interpretations of the 9 seasonal ingredients by Macarena de Castro Jardin (*) in Alcúdia, Spain, Michaël Fulci Les Terraillers (*) in Biot-Cannes, and Oth Sombath of the Thai restaurant Aux Trois Nagas in Paris 16ème.

The Restaurant’s Christmas Log

The Restaurant's Christmas Log by Claudio Renzi

The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar
Christmas Log 
an exclusive creation by Claudio Renzi

A fine balance of exquisite ingredients
Crème Brulée, Tonka Beans,
Pistachio Biscuit and Citrus Jelly

“The perfect finishing touch for a refined menu”

Our exclusive Christmas logs must be reserved
in advance and can be picked up at The Restaurant
on the 24th of December

Reservations: +32 2 504 13 33 – info@therestaurant.be

Limited edition: only 200 logs available