Let’s dine for Brussels!

Let’s raise knife and fork, support restaurants in Brussels.

After the attacks on the 22nd March, restaurants in Brussels are suffering. The restaurants and bars that make this city proud stay empty. We can’t let fear take over. That is why De Tijd and L’Echo, two Belgian newspapers launched #DiningForBrussels


How can you show your support?

1. Go have dinner in Brussels, take a picture of your finished plate with your cutlery placed in a peace sign.

2. Share the photo with #DiningForBrussels on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and you might even win a dinner for two in a starred restaurant in Brussels.

Bon appétit!

More info on the official website.

Mixology @ The Hotel. Brussels

What is better than spending a beautiful week-end at The Hotel in the very heart and trendy center of Brussels? Just add having a chance to attend a Mixology course by their excellent Bar Manager Fabrizio and you get it!

Mixology is the science of mixing fine ingredients with a combination of advanced techniques and professional bartenders tricks to approach perfection in taste.

Mixology @ Bar, The Hotel. Brussels

The very exclusive hotel named The Hotel in Brussels was really kind to host me and some fellows to spend two hours with Fabrizio Sbarufatti, Bar Manager and incredible Mixologist.

Read the full article about the Mixology event | Live Work Create

Laetitia Faure is a French woman working in trends and communications. She decided to achieve her dreams in 2014. The Hotel was kind enough to make one of her dreams come true: learning Mixology.

Mixology @ The Hotel. Brussels

Tea Time with Lovisa

Tea Time with Lovisa at The Hotel.

As of November 20, The Hotel. offers shoppers on the fashionable Waterloolaan in Brussels “Tea Time with Lovisa”- take your time to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a selection of homemade Cube Cakes by Claudio Renzi, The Hotel’s pastry chef.


Tea Time with Lovisa’s tea set
Lovisa Burfitt, the internationally renowned illustrator, has illustrated a unique porcelain Villeroy & Boch tea set for The Hotel’s “tea or coffee moment”. The Swedish artist has previously created illustrations for a.o. Guerlain, Selfridges and the Liberty Department Store in London as well as for magazines such as Vogue and ELLE.


Especially for The Hotel, Lovisa Burfitt created the “Tea Time with Lovisa” collection, which is a Villeroy & Boch tea set illustrated with details from a fashionista’s mysterious life.


“Heart-shaped keys, high-heeled shoes, open toe sandals, pastry boxes and pearl necklaces bring Holly Golighty’s ghost from Breakfast in Tiffany’s back to life. And who is this elegant gentleman with his hat and black tie who walks by in a carefree and irresistible way?” In Lovisa’s mind, The Hotel has been transformed into a wonderland in which the king and queen of hearts are preparing themselves for a special occasion.


Pastry chef Claudio Renzi’s signature Cube Cakes
Claudio Renzi, pastry chef at The Hotel, has created a selection of Cube Cakes for “Tea Time with Lovisa”. These cakes will be freshly baked every single day. The coloured Cube Cakes are cube-shaped, are made of cake or bavarois and will be stuffed with fresh fruits such as passion fruit, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blood orange and green apple.
Claudio Renzi explains: “I have intentionally not made the cakes too big, so you can try more than one at the same time!”.

More information:
Tea-Time with Lovisa is served in the Lobby Lounge, every day from 11:00 to 18:00
Tea or coffee € 7
Cube Cakes € 3,5 each
Reservations for Tea Time with Lovisa +32 2 504 13 33


Louis Vuitton exhibition at The Hotel Brussels

Louis Vuitton Exhibition “Special Orders – Travel Collection”

The Hotel likes to inspire you: eight showcase cubes surround the seating area of The Bar on the ground floor, and offer a platform to local and international creative talent related to art or fashion.

Our Neighbour Louis Vuitton is the first to showcase with a very exclusive exhibition of small bags for make up, watches and accessories called “Special Orders – Travel collection”.

Louis Vuitton, trunk maker since its beginning, has symbolized the art of travel since 1854, by combining aesthetics and functionality and creating travel objects that epitomize the French art de vivre. Since 1997, with the introduction of Marc Jacobs as artistic director, the Maison has broadened its horizons to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches and jewelry, thanks to a brilliant mix of craftsmanship, intuition and innovation.

The selected objects for the exhbition the Boîte Flacons, the Coffret Trésor and the Coffret Montres are all perfect illustrations of Louis Vuitton’s historical know-how. Since 1978, Louis Vuitton has been a part of LVMH/Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Bernard Arnault’s leading luxury group, and can boast an exclusive network of 466 stores in 66 countries worldwide.

Practical information: http://www.therestaurant.be/the-bar-lounge/

The Bar at The Hotel Brussels

Pierre Balthazar becomes The Hotel’s Culinary Director

Pierre Balthazar - Culinary Director at The Hotel

The Hotel has chosen to outsource all food & beverage activities. Pierre Balthazar, from Belgium, will be responsible for both the culinary identity and the operational organisation of the new restaurant, bar and lounge on the ground floor as well as the meeting and events side of The Hotel.

Aldert Schaaphok, Vice President Operations Pandox AB, explains: “The quality and appeal of the food & beverage product are of low quality in most hotels in Brussels, with hardly any exceptions. It is very common in the international hotel business to outsource the restaurant activities. At The Hotel, we have decided to outsource this part to a professional, external party as well. Pierre Balthazar will bring considerable culinary knowledge, experience and creativity to the table”.

The Hotel will still have full responsibility for the commercial and marketing activities.

Pierre Balthazar
Pierre Balthazar (43) is no stranger to the complexity of restaurants in the hotel business. He started his culinary career with Yves Mattagne and subsequently, he has worked as Executive Chef at various top hotels in Belgium and Germany. For the last ten years, Pierre Balthazar has worked as Executive Chef of the Council of the European Union, where he was a.o. in charge of the exclusive and prestigious dinners during the state visits and meetings of the European Top.

The Hotel completely renewed in September
The end of the renovations is near: as of September, The Hotel will have a total of 421 renovated rooms, 10 new meeting rooms (of which 8 are located on the top 3 floors with spectacular view of the city) and 2 completely renewed ball rooms and a foyer on the first floor.

The restaurant with open kitchen, as well as the bar and lounge will be located on the ground floor with a magnificent view of the Egmont Park and will also be opened at the start of September. Culinary Director Pierre Balthazar has developed a unique, culinary concept for the restaurant, of which more will be revealed next month.

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The Hotel.
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 504 33 35
E: info@thehotel.be

Press contact:

Marion Flipse
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