Yves Saint Laurent – A Visionary: discover the exhibition & spend a night in style at The Hotel.

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Yves Saint Laurent A Visionary

As of now you can discover the unique “Yves Saint Laurent – A Visionary” exhibition at the ING Cultural Centre and spend a night in style at The Hotel. In January we wrote a post about this exceptional exhibition organised by the Cultural Centre of ING and the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent. We visited the exhibition ourselves, and loved it sooooo much that we created a package in partnership with the organizers of the exhibition: your stay includes breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi, as well as two entrances to the exhibition and one visitors’ catalogue. Enjoy!

Yves Saint Laurent - A Visionary

Yves Saint Laurent – A Visionary
Package Details:

  • Superior Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free, unlimited Wi-Fi
  • 2 tickets to YSL exhibition
  • 1 visitor’s catalogue
  • 1 night = € 210 per room per night
  • 2 nights = € 195 per room per night
  • only valid on Friday / Saturday / Sunday

> Book via www.thehotel.be/YSL



Design of the Year 2013 awards

The Designs of the Year awards, ‘The Oscars of the design world‘ showcases the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world, over the past year, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport and Product. Category winners and the overall winner will be decided by a jury and announced to the public on 17 April 2013. The nominees are selected by a panel of industry experts – with a selection of the “most original and exciting designs” to go on display at the Design Museum from March 20 to July 7, 2013.

Christian Dior, Giles and Prada are among the brands shortlisted for the Design Museum’s 2013 Designs of the Year award. Among them, the Belgian Raf Simons and the design duo Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen. The labels face fierce competition from the costumes of Anna Karenina – as worn by Keira Knightley and designed by Jacqueline Durran.

Raf Simons for Dior

New place to be in Brussels for foodies: AUB.SVP


Restaurant AUB.SVP – which means please –  (= Dutch + French abbreviation) opened it’s doors on the 12th of January in the former entrance of Cinéma de la Monnaie.

AUB.SVP serves breakfast and lunch based on the concept “pain-ture“. “Pain” is French for bread, and the entire word “Painture” means painting. Expect a variety of dishes on a plate supported by special bread-combinations (for example with lime, with beer, …) and every plate will tell it’s own story.  A nice dessert is also an option. The menu of this restaurant is limited to 5 options for breakfast, lunch & dessert to make sure to put quality before quantity.

Creative souls behind this concept are:

  • Kenny Bernaerts, creative chef of Yves Mattagne & Master Chef VTM
  • Yves Guns, best artisan baker of Brussels
  • Willy Grieten, Gip-food for artisan & natural touches
  • Bart Lens, Architect

The decor of AUB.SVP isn’t common at all. Architect Bart collected wooden waiters in the Sablon area to tell customers with a wink that they can expect an excellent service. Rustic walls, tables & newspaper clippings refer to the tumultuous history of this building: in the 19th Century a jeweller and a photoshop were located here, and in 1930 it became the entrance for Cinéma de la Monnaie. The eyecatcher wall inscription on the outside, still refers to this period.

We’re looking forward to the 1st reviews!

Schildknaapstraat 36

More info:  www.aub-svp.be



The Clamecy: the very first pen by Goyard

Goyard has always had a special relationship with writing and writers. Goyard has always had repeatedly paid tribute to the rich bounds that have long united literature and travels, notably through a selection of timeless travel accessories (all celebrating a certain art of travelling in style). The state of the art writing instrument was named after the Morvan village the Goyards originate from.

Goyard introduced its crème de la crème firts luxury pen: the Clamecy. The Clamecy also conveys a sense of exclusivity that is one of Goyard’s core values: each pen is engraved with a specific record number, which will be noted upon purchase in a special registry book kept in our boutique at 352, rue Saint-Honoré, the only Goyard outlet in the world where to find the Clamecy.


Exclusive C.O. Bigelow Amenities at The Hotel.


New rooms ask for new amenities: The Hotel has chosen for bath products from C.O. Bigelow: the oldest apothecary in America founded in 1838 in New York’s Greenwich Village.

CO Bigelow Give Away







We just love this brand as well as their website where they present C.O. Bigelow’s history through a timeline featuring US Presidents. The Hotel is the only hotel in Europe that offers C.O. Bigelow bath products to guests.

CO bigelow history

To try these great products you can either book a new room at The Hotel… or just answer a simple question (by clicking on ‘leave a reply’ below this article):

Why should you win an XL set of C.O. Bigelow Bath Products?

TH Fashion Library Book 12: “Art, Fashion and Architecture

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The Hotel Fashion Library Book 12: Art, Fashion and Architecture by Louis Vuitton

TH Fashion Library Book 12: Art, Fashion and Architecture by Louis Vuitton

We received a very nice present from our Neighbour Louis Vuitton for our Fashion Library.

Louis Vuitton has always been associated with art, architecture, design and photopgrapy. This book “Art, Fashion and Architecture” explores 80 colloborations with the likes of Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse.