Work-A-Tonic 23/02 | Sunset Edition

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Another amazing WORK-A-TONIC Sunset Edition thanks to YOU!!!

More than 500 of you enjoyed rooftop views of Brussels whilst sipping cocktails and listening to our DJ’s mix.

See you next Monday in The Bar !
More info:

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

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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.

Ermenegildo Zegna Logo

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

Salon du Chocolat (06-08 February 2015)

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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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