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Giveaway – Tickets for Museum Night Fever

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

The Hotel offers 2x #2 tickets for Museum Night Fever via the giveaway below. The competition will end Sunday 1st of March at 23:59, and the winners will be notified via email. Good luck! :)

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Ermenegildo Zegna Showcase

Ermenegildo Zegna, one of the world’s leading fashion houses, showcases its craftsmanship at The Hotel. Brussels & The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

Showcase by Ermenegildo Zegna

 The Fashion Brand

Ermenegildo Zegna is an Italian luxury fashion house that makes men’s clothing and accessories. It is the largest menswear brand in the world. Founded in 1910 when Ermenegildo bought his father’s textile looms, it is now managed by the fourth generation of the Zegna family and remains in family ownership. The head designer is Stefano Pilati, formerly of Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior.

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Ermenegildo Zegna store in Brussels

Address: Boulevard de Waterloo 30, 1000 Brussels
Phone: 02 511 41 57

« Dîner à quatre mains » with Macarena de Castro

Pierre Balthazar of The Restaurant invited Macarena de Castro for a collaborative culinary session on January 27 and 28. You can watch the delicious results here.  

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

Valentine Menu by The Restaurant

Want to discover if love really goes through the stomach?

Valentine 2015 The Restaurant Menu

What better way to show your loved one how much you care than taking them out to a romantic dinner? The Restaurant proposes a special menu for lovebirds, showcasing different cuisines, all accompanied by our sommelier’s wine selection.

Find the menu here: Valentine Menu 2015 – The Restaurant

Interested? Reserve your romantic dinner in The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

Salon du Chocolat (06-08 February 2015)

Do you adore chocolate? Then the ‘Salon du Chocolat‘ is heaven sent!

Even more artisans, conferences, workshops, and demonstrations to delight all ages at the second Salon du Chocolat in Brussels! For 3 days, come to Palais 1 of Brussels Expo in Brussels for exceptional tastings and demonstrations.

Marcolini Chocolatier


The Salon du Chocolat is the world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate.
Created 20 years ago in Paris by Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet, the Salon du Chocolat takes place in major cities across the world: Paris, New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Lima, Salvador da Bahia, London, Zurich, etc.
Brussels now represents a key date among the European events.


Last year, the show attracted nearly 30,000 visitors throughout 3 days. Belgian visitors from all regions came most often as a family, but also with their friends, and showed themselves to be very enthusiastic and excited about this first event.
This was, without a doubt, a long-awaited event.
Don’t forget that the average Belgian consumes 9.77 kg of chocolate per year, per person!


Got chocolate cravings while staying in The Hotel? The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar offers until Sunday February 8th exclusive chocolate pastry’s in The Bar.

Chocolat @ The Bar


Tastings, demonstrations of recipes, pastry classes, conferences, workshops for children, …. Visitors can expect to be treated with a full programme of both festive and educational activities. Last but not least: don’t miss the famous Chocolate Fashion Show with exceptional outfits made out of chocolate.


In advance:

Adult /Student / Senior: € 8.50
Children from 3 to 12 years old: € 5
Free under 3 years old
Family Pack (2 adults + 2 children from 3 to 12 years old): € 25

On show site:

Adult: € 8.50 Friday/ €10 Saturday and Sunday
Children from 3 to 12 years old: € 5
Free under 3 years old
Senior (from 60 years old): € 8.50
Student (student card required): € 8.50
Family Pack (2 adults + 2 children from 3 to 12 years old): € 25

More information:

Salon du Chocolat – Visit.Brussels
Salon du Chocolat – Official Website

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Vote Work-A-Tonic | The Visit.Brussels Awards

Like Gin o’ Clock? Vote for Work-A-Tonic on the Visit.Brussels Awards!


The after-work events at WORK-A-TONIC by The Hotel have become THE place to be on Monday in Brussels.

Vote Work-A-Tonic!

Every week, from 1 September, WORK-A-TONIC puts on the ultimate after-work concept from 6pm until 9pm, either in The Bar or on the 27th floor of The Hotel. Every week, a different well-known DJ comes along, there are gastro-bites dreamt up by Pierre Balthazar, delicious cocktails created by our head barman Fabrizio Sbarufatti, and a photographer.

Get your tonic on: www.workatonic.be
Vote for Work-A-Tonic: Visit.Brussels Awards

Visit.Brussels Awards

Each year, visit.brussels rewards the best touristic initiatives and the projects that contributed to the reputation of Brussels within our borders and beyond.

Visit.Brussels Awards 2015

Each winning activity must significantly improve the quality of welcome we give to visitors and thereby contribute to the international reputation of our destination. The visit.brussels Awards ceremony is a top event for the whole Brussels tourism sector.

Ready? Steady? Lets vote for Work-A-Tonic on visit.brussels!
Scan the QR-code below or visit the Visit.Brussels Awards website.

Visit.Brussels Awards 2015 QR

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.