Opération Thermos x The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar

WHAT?

We are delighted to announce that a charity gastronomic dinner with chef Pierre Balthazar will take place at The Restaurant, on Monday September 18th 2017. The dinner will be hosted by our chef in partnership with Opération Thermos, a non profit association, for which the funds raised through this dinner will be donated to.

It’s not the first time that Pierre Balthazar combines gastronomy and charitable gestures. After having organised the Belgian Christmas tree Design’ gala dinner for two years in a row, and having himself contributed to Opération Thermos food distribution, it was important to him to do even more. He decided to organise an exclusive charity dinner to support Opération Thermos. This fund-raising will finance no less than 2,000 meals for those most in need.

OPERATION THERMOS

In 1987, at the initiative of a few young Scouts affected by street poverty, a non profit association of several hundred volunteers was created. The aim of Opération Thermos is to help the homeless and other disadvantaged people, in particular through the daily distribution of full hot meals at the Botanique Metro station in Brussels from 8pm to 11pm.This year, Opération Thermos celebrates its 30th anniversary, or nearly 600,000 meals served to those who need it the most!

OpérationWHEN – WHERE?

Monday 18th September 2017.
The Hotel.BrusselsThe Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar 
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
1000 Brussels 

BOOKING INFO

Reservation are open from now on!
The cost to this gala dinner is 99 euros per person, including drinks.
Every participation will provide around 30 meals for the poorest.

 

Cocktail of the month

A profound passion for new trends and an astounding sense of creativity made for our bartender Fabian to win the second place in the Union of Belgium’s Bartenders’ prestigious cocktail contest. His cocktail, called Flight to Copenhague, managed to persuade the judges in giving him silver. This cocktail represents what our bar stands for: creativity, high-class products, personalisation and a great blend. Discover more of Fabian and his colleagues’ creations at the bar. This month, get ready to tickle your taste buds with our monthly cocktail Mary Pickford.

Mary Pickford 

White rhum, grenadine syrup, liquor maraschin and pineapple juice – the perfect ingredients to dive into summer. Our Mary Pickford is the ideal combo to enjoy those early summer feelings.

  • White rhum
  • Grenadine syrup
  • Liquor maraschin
  • Pineapple juice

 

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What is new at The Hotel?

Updated high-speed WiFi

We aim to continuously improve the guest experience at The Hotel. To do so, we have upgraded to a new more high-speed WiFi connection. This means you can rest assured that you can access the internet without any problem during your conference or seminar.

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New carpet, new ambiance

At The Hotel we don’t like to rest on our laurels, that’s why we have re-freshed two of our biggest meeting rooms. With a carefully selected new carpet, the meeting rooms feel a lot brighter and are perfectly in line with the panoramic windows – having both meeting rooms bathe in natural light either with views on the Egmont Park or the bustling Boulevard de Waterloo.

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Roller Parade

WHAT?

The annual Roller Parade is back for the 2017 edition!

Put your roller skates on or ride your bike and discover Brussels in a funny way every Friday night from June to September.

Enjoy a 30km route through the streets of Brussels and let yourself be carried away by the songs of the City Parade‘s DJ and the early summer feelings.roller parade

Do not panic, the organizers have planned everything and they will not let you down:
–       There are two different routes according to your level. The first round for the ‘beginners’ will leave earlier and it will join the second one later on. Feel free to stop or to continue your route with the more‘advanced’ ones.
–       You can stop at any time. A bus will carry you afterwards.

The Roller Parade gathers more than a hundred people every night. Be assured, it is something that you have to do at least once in your life. Guaranteed fun.
Bonus: you pass by The Hotel!

WHEN – WHERE

Every Friday night from June to September.
Free access.

Place Poelaert
1000 Brussels
    Roller Parade 2017

La Terrasse O2

WHAT?

The countdown has begun! On the 19th of May, La Terrasse O2 will launch and it officially indicates summer.

This year La Terrasse de l’Hippodrome has changed its name to La Terrasse O2. This symbol for oxygen points out to the engagement of the initiators to reduce the ecological footprint. In doing so, they join the eco-responsibility movement in particular through a co-operation with the Reforest Action project, among others. The new “green bar” is the place where to have a drink, dance and brunch this summer.

Terrasse O2

Come along and share fabulous moments from midday to midnight in the middle of tropical plants.

No need to travel abroad to be able to enjoy a pleasant moment in a summer atmosphere.

Savour a cocktail while having your feet in the water (yes, they have a pool!) after a long working day and let your taste buds be delighted by a brunch or dinner at the cosy restaurant of La Terrasse O2.

You know when you arrive but you don’t know when you will leave. Let yourself be carried away by the early summer feelings, the freshness of a cocktail and the festive ambiance! Trust us, you don’t want to miss this rendez-vous.

Terrasse de l'hippodrome

WHEN – WHERE

La Terrasse O2 is open from Friday 19th May to Thursday 20th July. 

51-53 Chaussée de la Hulpe, 1180 Bruxelles

More info on : la-terrasse.be

Brussels Food Truck Festival

WHAT?

Europe’s largest annual gathering of food trucks is back for this 4th edition.
The City of Brussels invites you to visit this event at the special site of “Tour & Taxi”, a nicely rehabilitated old warehouses area situated along one of Brussels former canals.  It will offer you a unique opportunity to experience in a friendly atmosphere the world’s cuisine, ranging from Lebanese to Creole specialties including the Cuban and Mexican cuisines to name but a few examples.

Brussels Food Truck

 

Undoubtedly food is part of culture and tasting different, exquisite cuisines definitely offers also an opportunity to share such cultural experiences with family and friends.

With more than 100 food trucks your taste buds will be enchanted at this 3-day festival with fresh and quality products.

Food Truck Festival

WHEN – WHERE

The food truck festival is open for the public from Friday 5th  – Sunday 7th May.

Friday 5th: 12PM to 12 AM
Saturday 6th: 11AM to 12AMSunday 7th: 11AM to 9PM

Parc Tour et Taxi
1020 Brussels

Brussels Food Truck Festival 2017

Flower Carpet in Brussels’ city center

WHAT?
Every two years, the Brussels Grand Place is adorned with its most magnificent attire and becomes a gigantic flower oasis. Being a UNESCO heritage, the Grand Place is the perfect location right in the city center to display this marvelous scene that takes place from the 12th up until the 15th of August 2016.

This year will be even more special, as the famous carpet of flowers will be celebrating its 20th anniversary! With its Japanese theme, celebrating 150 years of friendship between Japan and Belgium, it is bound to be a blooming surprise.

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Flower Carpet night

BEGONIAS?
The city’s flower carpet will consist of over 600.000 bright begonias, a typical Belgian flower fostered with great care in the beautiful city of Ghent. The robust tuberous begonia lends beauty and freshness to the flower carpet. A native of the West Indies, the hearty begonia is resistant to all weather conditions: intense sunshine, violent winds, rain, cold… Begonias come in a rich palette ranging from the most vivid colours to delicate pastel shades, with in between the many-coloured and white flowers that reflect sunlight so well. Belgium is the world’s largest producer of begonias: 60 million bulbs each year! 80% of the total production, cultivated almost exclusively in the area of Ghent since 1860, is exported, primarily to the Netherlands, France and the United States.

Flower Carpet

WHO?
More than 100 volunteer gardeners put together this giant floral puzzle in less than four hours. The day before the opening, the spaces between the floral motifs are filled in using rolls of sod. The flowers are so closely-packed (300 per square meter, i.e. around 600,000 flowers in all!) that they can´t be blown away, and indeed they create their own micro-climate! If there´s a heat wave, the sod is watered to prevent it from wilting. If the weather is too wet, the grass can grow by 4 to 5 centimeters in 3 days. The flowers remain fresh and preserve their splendour during the four days.

IS THAT IT?
No, there’s more… Not only delighting the eyes and the ears (the flowers have a wonderful scent), there will also be a concert to kick off the this event with music that perfectly suits this exciting floral event in the capital.

To make the perfect picture, you can enter the city hall and go right to top for the perfect picture!

WHEN?
The Flower Carpet is open for the public from Friday 12th of August up until Monday 15th of August included. Access to the balcony:

August 12th: from 1 pm to 6 pm
August 13th to 15th: from 10 am to 10 pm

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Flower Carpet

 

MORE INFORMATION?
Official website: www.flowercarpet.be
The Hotel event website: www.thehotel.be

Tomorrowland at The Hotel

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Tomorrowland is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, taking place in Boom, 32 kilometres north of Brussels. Since its first edition in 2005, Tomorrowland has become one of the most notable global music festivals. And there’s no wonder why… With internationally rewarded DJ’s, fairy tale surroundings and people from all across the world, it guarantees an experience which you will never forget! This year, it starts on July 22nd up until July 24th. The Hotel is excited to take part in this experience and is completely ready for the madness! Are you?

Event details

  • Dates: 22, 23, 24 July 2016
  • Location: PRC de Schorre, 2850 Boom

More information on: www.tomorrowland.com

Frunching in Brussels

The city of Brussels invites you to come together every Friday at noon with your colleagues or friends to FRUNCH!

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For the third year in a row, Frunch is back on the courtyard of the BIP in Brussels, a 5-minute walk from The Hotel.

Frunch is a combination of “Friday” and “lunch” and it’s the perfect way to end the week or to jumpstart the weekend! From 12h up until 14h30, the courtyard is transformed into a temporary terrace with international food trucks, a bar and a DJ set. And in case of rain, a venue will be arranged with tables, bar and music. So no reason not to show up!

Blog Frunch

For more information, visit their site bit.ly/1sC0X3V

The place to be
BIP
Rue Royale 1-2
1000 Brussels

#SeeYouInBrussels

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Brussels is more alive than ever, showing everyone the power of its attitude and philosophy. Share your love for Brussels by sending a card to friends and family across the world!

HOW?
Step 1: Write a postcard! Find them at the hotels in Brussels or at stands across the city.
Step 2: Drop your card! Drop it in one of the collecting boxes at the hotels, we’ll take care of the rest.
Step 3: #SeeYouInBrussels – Ask your friend who got the card to take a picture with it and  the hashtag #SeeYouInBrussels

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WHERE?
The Hotel. Brussels will post your card for free, so feel free to come by and drop them off at the reception! Other participating hotels are Hotel Bloom, Holiday Inn Brussels Airport, Hilton Brussels City, Scandic Grand Place and Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace.

So spread the happiness and #SeeYouInBrussels ! More info on www.seeyouinbrussels.be