A culinary experience in Brussels – EAT Brussels

EAT Brussels is a unique occasion to experience the creations of the top restaurants and food artisans in Brussels. Guests will be able to discover tasters from the 4-corners of the culinary world, and this year will be able to marry them with glasses of Bordeaux, as they are the ‘wine’ guests of honour at this year’s event.EAT Brussels 2015

EAT Brussels (10-13/09/2015)

The Capital region of Brussels and the city of Brussels invite you, for the fourth consecutive year, to the Brussels Restaurants Festival. The wine region of Bordeaux will be presenting, once again this year, its revamped Brussels version of the ‘Bordeaux Fête le Vin’ (Bordeaux Celebrates Wine).
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The menu will offer an explosion of tasty discoveries coming from the four corners of the world made available to you at the heart of the Festival eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX, representing the symbol of the culinary variety which we have available here within the city of Brussels. Restaurants representing many countries from around the globe, which have been established here in our capital, will double their efforts in creativity in order to surprise and please everyone interested, even the gourmands among us.
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In order to give your discovery another dimension we have the ” Wine Pass “, this will give you the possibility to step into the shoes of a sommelier as well as a chance to get to know the Bordeaux wine world.
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For Brussels, cosmopolitan as well international City/Region, this festival represents a great opportunity to get to know, as well as give proper respect to, the regions, the provinces and cities we are linked with by way of cooperative agreements. This year, in collaboration with the Ministry of Exterior Relations and the Department of Exterior Relations of that Ministry, we will strengthen our bilateral partnerships through their specific cuisines.
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While taking a break in between tasting sessions we recommend some recreational workshops where you can satisfy your culinary and wine related curiosity. Culinary artisans will be on hand and they will let you in on their talents and know-how.

  • Eat Brussels - LogoFrom the 10th until the 13th of September 2015.
  • The gourmet promenade will be held at the heart of the Parc de Bruxelles (Warandepark) for the first time.
  • Entrance is free.
  • More info: www.eatbrussels.be

EAT Brussels package by The Hotel

Enjoy a taste of the high life at The Hotel and make your stay in Brussels one that you’ll never forget.

EAT Brussels 2015

The offer includes a night at The Hotel for 2 people in a Deluxe Panorama room, a healthy breakfast, and access to the Urban Spa & Fitness. You will also receive a duo pass for the EAT Brussels food festival itself including 2 wine passes, 20 tastings, 46 food tokens and special access to The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar stand where culinary director Pierre Balthazar himself will surprise you with some extraordinary creations.

In the package there is also a complete map of Brussels and an exceptional bottle of olive oil from The Restaurant to inspire you in your own culinary adventures.

>>> Book the EAT Brussels package via The Hotel website! <<<

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EAT Brussels menu by The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar

• Marinated tuna, quinoa “bio” with tomatoes en grated lemon, gazpacho / 14€
• Belgian endives served in cappuccino’s way, perfume of coffee, roasted hazelnuts / 8€
• Salsify carbonara, egg at 63° and truffels / 14€
• Leeks, pan-fried mossels, red curry and Thai basil / 12€
• 1 scoop of ice cream child or adult / 2€
• 2 scoops of ice cream child or adult / 3€

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:

Experience “Dinner in the Sky”

Dinner in the sky

Rise above the pleasant chaos of Brussels – to a place where overwhelming city life turns into a quiet whisper. Enjoy an exclusive dinner by a Belgian Michelin star chef with a view over the rushing heart of Brussels. Before closing your eyes in one of our Deluxe Panorama rooms, take one last glance at the glowing streets that never go to sleep. The next morning, an extensive breakfast will complete your stay and start your day…

We welcome you with a glass of champagne in the exclusive Dinner in the Sky lounge. Thereafter, you can enjoy a 5 course menu with a selection of wines created by a star chef. Complete your experience with a perfect night in one of our Deluxe Panorama rooms, with breakfast in the Panorama Lounge and unlimited access to the Urban Spa & Fitness.

Book your stay & dinner in the sky experience via The Hotel Brussels website

Extra information

2 seats available on Saturday and Sunday
Sat 6/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sun 7/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sat 13/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sun 14/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sat 20/06 : 13h30 – 21h30
Sun 21/06 : 13h30
Sat 27/06 : 13h30 – 19h30 (2 places left for lunch)
Sun 28/06 : 13h30 – 19h30

Terms & Conditions

Limited number of seats available. Booking is valid for 2 people sharing the same room. Booking must be made a minimum of 2 weeks before the date of the dinner. Bookings are non cancellable, non transferable, non exchangeable and non refundable. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance before dinner.

Book your stay & dinner in the sky experience via The Hotel Brussels website.

Brunch in the sky

Brunch in the Sky

Sunday. A day like no other, so forget about tradition and aim for the most unique experience. A sparkling glass of champagne sets the right tone for the day. Rise to the occasion and become an active part of a delightful brunch with Pierre Balthazar at this extraordinary location. Being part of the Brussels skyline is the perfect way to end the week – and start a new one…

A greeting with champagne at the VIP lounge of Dinner in the Sky in Parc du Cinquantenaire. Unique brunch 50 meters in the sky by Pierre Balthazar cooking right in front of you. Coffee break and a moment to relax in the VIP lounge. Remember the experience by a picture with the chef in the sky.

Limited number of seats available. Booking must be made a minimum of 1 week before the date of the brunch. Bookings are non cancellable, non transferable, non exchangeable and non refundable. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance.

22 seats are available on 2 Sundays

Sun 7/06 – 10:00 to 12:30
Sun 14/06 – 10:00 to 12:30

Price: 175 € / person

Included: Menu

Location of the event: Parc du Cinquantenair / Jubelpark

Reservations: +32 2 504 13 33 | reservations@therestaurant.be

BOOK NOW! LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

 

It’s time for Spring!

It’s Spring! Enjoy a well-deserved break at The Hotel and relax in one of our rooms with an exceptional view. Complete your day by taking a seat at Pierre Balthazar’s table and let your senses guide you; discover his seasonal menu around asparagus and other seasonal ingredients.

Spring Package - The Hotel. Brussels

The package includes:

Pick the room of your choice to get some well-deserved rest and recharge your batteries before summer. Freshly-cut flowers, a complimentary minibar and numerous coffee blends will help you unwind. Discover Pierre Balthazar’s seasonal cuisine around a 3 course menu – including wines – at The Restaurant. Top off your day with a visit to our Urban Spa & Fitness for a moment of pure relaxation.

Book your « It’s time for Spring! » package 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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The Culinaria Experience by The Hotel

The Culinary event of the year! Discover the best of Belgian cuisine through dedicated workshops, exquisite tastings, and an overall exciting experience.

Culinaria: The Belgium Effect

This year, Culinaria has been themed: The Belgium Effect.
Culinaria’s 2015 edition is a celebration of Belgium.

The Culinaria Experience by The Hotel

Quelques mots sur le thème : L’agitation autour de la cuisine belge… Cela fait un moment qu’on en parle, plusieurs années déjà que Culinaria l’imagine, la presse, le subodore, la met en mots sous forme de Manifeste (voir notre onglet Ceci n’est pas un manifeste )… L’impatience était à son comble…

Cette année se devait d’être celle de la FÊTE DE LA BELGIQUE , de sa gastronomie, de son terroir humain et de son image sur la scène internationale, un BELGIUM EFFECT en guise de thème de l’année pour l’édition 2015 de Culinaria.

Date:

06/05/2015 – 10/05/2015

Location:

Tour & Taxis
Avenue du port 86c
1000 Bruxelles

For more information about Culinaria:
www.culinaria2015.com


The Culinaria Experience by The Hotel

Make sure you don’t miss out on this exclusive package! This package includes:

One day Culinaria VIP Pass including 7-course tasting menu, VIP lounge access, champagne open bar + gastro workshops and gourmet market.

End the day with a cosy stay in the room of your choice. And start the next day with a tasty breakfast at The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

Book your « The Culinaria Experience by The Hotel » package via The Hotel website.


Giveaway – 1x VIP DUO TICKET for Culinaria

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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.

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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.