Art in Brussels with Eurantica

For centuries, art has been the expression of human creativity and imagination. Painting, sculpture, literature and even fashion. It’s a concept that keeps evolving over time.

Everyone has their own definition of art and it can be perceived and interpreted in many different ways. Every person has their own feelings and hence has a different appreciation of any particular piece of art. The magic of art consists of letting our imagination speak and expressing our feelings, that’s the real essence.

Brussels inhabitants are blessed with a city that offers an array of beautiful architectural works, going from the City-Hall of Brussels to the Horta museum and many other monumental buildings. It is therefore no wonder that multiple exhibitions take place in Brussels on a yearly basis as the city is considered as one of the best-kept places of art nouveau and contemporary art. offering a pleasant moment to the art enthusiasts, and the opportunity to share their passion amongst them.

At The Hotel we want our clients to have the opportunity to experiment this unique feeling of being captured by a piece of art. Therefore art is omnipresent in The Hotel and we recommend to our guests to take the time to explore the ‘universe of art’ through the exhibitions in Brussels.

This month The Hotel recommends the “Fine Art Fair Eurantica” in Mechelen. This fair is heaven for art lovers, vintage design enthusiasts and guests of The Hotel with a passion for all things pretty.

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WHAT ?

Art lovers,

For the second year in a row you can come and enjoy this nine-day exhibition of the “”Fine Art Fair Eurantica ” in Mechelen at which a wide range of pieces of art from more than 95 exhibitors will be displayed.
From pieces of art to jewellery and from vintage furniture to classical works by
Old Masters, marvel in a friendly atmosphere. This fair will not leave the curious and the connoisseurs insensitive and they will be seduced by the variety of art types. At the Fine Art Fair Eurantica the amateurs are not left behind either, they are guided by the exhibitors. To make your visit unforgettable do not hesitate to go back home as an art collector!

Be tempted by the atmosphere and the diversity of the Fine Art Fair Eurantica and have a great day out surrounded by interesting exhibitors while enjoying their pieces of art!

WHEN – WHERE?

The “”Fine Art Fair Eurantica ” is open for the public from Saturday 18th through Sunday 26th March included.

Weekend: from 11 am to 7 pm
Weekdays: from 2 pm to 7 pm
Nekkerhal – Brussels North
Plattebeekstraat 1
BE-2800 Mechelen
Belgium
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MORE INFORMATION?
Official website: Eurantica.be
The Hotel event website: Thehotel.be

Museum Night Fever 2016

On the night of Saturday 5 March 2016, Brussels’ museums will be the place to be. For the 9th Museum Night Fever, the annual big night out in the city’s museums, no less than 24 museums will be showing off the best they have to offer. Expect an offbeat programme with music, performances, dance, video, workshops and DJs + afterparty at Bloody Louis!MNF4

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

PASS STANDARD (24 museums + shuttle buses)
= € 10 (presale 15.02 – 04.03.2016)
= € 14 (05.03.2016)

PASS COMBI (24 museums + shuttle buses + afterparty)
= € 17 (presale 15.02 – 04.03.2016)
= € 21 (05.03.2016)

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 about Museum Night Fever: www.museumnightfever.be

Uptown Design 2015

Uptown Design presents talented designers living in Belgium in shops and hotels of Boulevard de Waterloo, Avenue de la Toison d’Or and Avenue Louise [SEPTEMBER 2015].

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Uptown Design

This year the second edition of the Uptown Design, located in the upper part of Brussels, doubled its size and welcomes many new prestigious locations! The challenges, remain the same: present talented designers living in Belgium in shops and hotels of Boulevard de Waterloo, Avenue de la Toison d’Or and Avenue Louise. Those areas, well known to gather famous brands from Belgium or all over the world, must become a discovery place for Belgian creation as well. Once a year, they become privileged partners for belgian design.

A luxury limited edition

Each designer will present a set of a limited edition or new pieces designed in luxurious or precious material: leather, corian, precious woods, metals and stones…

The pieces will be available for sale, on the spot, directly from the designer. Uptown Design’s assets is to offer exceptional Belgian items to target an audience of collectors and lovers of art and design.

Design by Pol Quadens

Paul Quadens

If many people consider the Belgian artist Pol Quadens as a designer in the art market, his creative way is completely sculptural. Every piece is selected for its exclusivity, the choice of material but mostly for its unique character which gives advantage to expressivity rather than to functionality. When a bench is not really a bench anymore, or when a lamp becomes a cinetic piece of art… Then design challenges its own goal and free itself towards a new world.

Paul Quadens - Banc Paul Quadens - BancThe Hotel. Brussels  / Pol Quadens
Boulevard de Waterloo 38 – 1000 Bruxelles
September 2015
www.polquadens.com

Flowertime in the heart of Brussels

Flowertime, a splendid dream of fragrance and colour in the heart of Brussels

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Flowertime

Something beautiful is burgeoning in the EU capital city. This summer a major international plant and flower arrangement event takes place in Brussels’ City Hall and at Brussels’ Grand-Place.

The second edition of this magnificent international plant and flower event takes place from 13 to 16 August 2015. The event has now a name that will appeal to flower lovers from all four corners of the globe: Flowertime. This is a dream occasion for a group excursion.

Brussels is a priceless treasure trove of parks, gardens, forest, and squares – all exceptional green spaces which add to its “green melody”. So if the city chooses to join forces with the renowned Ghent Floraliën, these walks in the garden will naturally find their place in the calendar of European capital’s festive traditions! Flowertime takes place every two years, alternating with an event that is well known by all amateurs of aesthetics: the Brussels Flower Carpet.


Book Now Your Stay at The HotelStay in Brussels during Flowertime 2015:

Book your luxurious stay in Brussels during the Flowertime event
via The Hotel website.


Italian Baroque and flowers in the centre of Brussels

Twenty-five talented floral creatives from Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia are responsible for decorating the City Hall in flowers, and derive their inspiration from the key principles of Baroque art: the rich and opulent use of materials, bilateral symmetry, complex patterns and the extravagant use of decoration. Just like the Italian Baroque painters the florists seek inspiration from the theme and the colours of the historic setting and their refined and creative flower arrangements testify to their great craftsmanship.

Grand Place

On the Grand Place you can nonchalantly stroll along an avenue of majestic cypress trees that arouse your curiosity and make you eager to discover the masterpieces inside the City Hall; a first subtle reference to Italy. Proceed through the gate to the inner courtyard of the City Hall and discover the charm of Italian inner courtyards with a series of oleanders and Mediterranean plants. De Groene Verbeelding, a flower arranging school from Mater – inspired by nature and technical possibilities – will decorate the square with abstract nests.

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City Hall

Allow yourself to be amazed, in the building’s various prestigious rooms, by beauty, flourishing ideas and the very latest decorative trends: the hall, the corridors, the offices, the meeting rooms and the reception rooms of Brussels City Hall will be decorated with dozens of unique and breathtaking flower arrangements for four whole days.

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NEW: Italian Aperitivo in the heart of Brussels!

This year, visitors of the floral exhibition will have the opportunity to enjoy an Italian style “Aperitivo” with high quality Italian products that will be presented in a small market in front of the City Hall.

Driving forces

The driving forces behind Flowertime are the City of Brussels, the Flower Carpet Association – which organises the famous Brussels flower carpets – and the Floralies of Ghent, which has been a pioneer in the Belgian flower and plant art world for centuries.

Participating florists

Charlotte Bartholomé, Stephan Brassaert, Lieve Buysse, Mark Colle, Vanessa Colle, Sofie Cooymans, Davy Fredrix, Joelle Ghion, Ness Klorofyl, Tom Nackaerts, Olivier Papeleux, Olivier Petillion, Chantal Post, Natallia Sakalova, Olivier Seghin, Stijn Simaeys, An Theunynck, Sören Van Laer, Frederiek Van Pamel, Moniek Vanden Berghe, Jolien Vanderstappen, Christine Verhelst, KUFB/URFB (Royal Union of Belgian Florists)


Book Now Your Stay at The HotelStay in Brussels during Flowertime 2015:

Book your luxurious stay in Brussels during the Flowertime event
via The Hotel website.


Flowertime Practical information:

  • Entrance fee: 5.00 EUR (free for children under the age of 10 years)
  • Date: from 13 to 16 August 2015, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Nocturnals: from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Further info: www.flowertime.brussels

Flowertime Points of sale:

The Belgians: A Story Of Fashion

You’re already familiar with some of Belgium’s fashion ambassadors, but you always wanted to know more? Seize this unique opportunity and discover ‘The Belgians’, an inspiring exhibition about the DNA of Belgian fashion history.

The Belgians: A Fashion Story

Set the tone for an exceptional day by waking up in one of the Deluxe Panorama rooms. Don’t let go of the view and relax in the Panorama Lounge, also known as the cosiest place to browse our collection of fashion books. Your stay includes an entry pass to ‘The Belgians’ exhibition, which you will find at only 10 minutes walking distance through the Sablon neighbourhood. End your day in style at the Panorama Lounge with a glass of champagne and the collector book ‘The Belgians. An Unexpected Fashion Story’.

More information

Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 > 18:00
Thursday 10:00 > 21:00

 


Book Now Your Stay at The HotelStay in Brussels during The Belgians: A Story Of Fashion.

Book your luxurious stay in Brussels during The Belgians event
via The Hotel website.

Art Brussels | 24-27 April

The 33rd edition of Art Brussels will take place during new dates in 2015, with the Professional & VIP Preview and Vernissage on Friday 24th April, and the fair running until Monday 27th April. 

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As with previous editions, galleries will be represented in different sections, with one new addition for 2015. The new section, DISCOVERY, will feature 16 galleries who represent lesser-known and emerging artists, that have yet to find exposure in Europe.

The fair also places emphasis on individual presentation by artists with 30 galleries presenting SOLO projects.

  • A strong collectors base in Belgium and in Europe
  • 29 000 visitors during 4 days; 30% from abroad
  • A mix of established and emerging international galleries, with a strong emphasis on young talent
  • Brussels! Europe’s most upcoming and exciting art city
  • Numerous unique public and private initiatives in the VIP and Curator’s programme
  • The creative, curatorial approach, directed by Artistic Director Katerina Gregos
  • The fair to make new discoveries!

Practical Information

Dates and Hours

  • Friday 24 April: Preview (11am – 5pm) by invitation only & Vernissage (5pm – 10pm)
  • Saturday 25 until Monday 27 April 2015: from 11am – 7pm
  • Monday 27 April: 11am – 8pm

Venue

Brussels Expo – Halls 1 & 3
Place de Belgique, 1
BE-1020 Brussels

Travel

Brussels Airlines and Thalys are offering preferential rates to travel to Art Brussels. Please check the Art Brussels website for further information.

Competition

Art Brussels 2015 Tickets

The Hotel gives away 5 duo-tickets for Art Brussels.
Take your chance before Sunday April 19th. 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

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

A WORLDWIDE EVENT

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.

THE SALON DU CHOCOLAT IN BELGIUM

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!

THE SALON DU CHOCOLAT AT THE RESTAURANT BY PIERRE BALTHAZAR

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.

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CHOCOLATE IN ALL FORMS

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.

TICKETS

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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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.

Venue
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
http://www.brafa.be

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, and The Hotel. Brussels!

More information about Museum Night Fever:
http://www.museumnightfever.be

[UPDATE] Enjoy Museum Night Fever together with The Hotel. This package includes:

  • A stay in a room with a view
  • Exclusive entry pass to 23 participating museums in Brussels
  • 3 free lines in public transportation in Brussels by STIB
  • Late gourmet breakfast at The Restaurant until 12pm

Book your « Museum Night Fever » package via The Hotel website.

Museum Night Fever 2015 | The Hotel. Brussels