Art Brussels | 24-27 April

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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. 

Art Brussels - 2015

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


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


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


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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Brussels Food Truck Festival | 8, 9 & 10 May


The largest annual gathering of food trucks in Europe is back !
This second edition will be even bigger and more tasty !

Brussels Food Truck Festival Image

2015 Edition

During 3 days, the European capital sets the stage for a new generation of culinary artisans, creators, passionate cooks and daring entrepreneurs.
In the context of the “Iris Celebration” the Brussels Food Truck Festival offers you an exceptional tasty journey…innovative, surprising or traditional for the pleasure of foodies of all ages !


In a warm and cozy atmosphere, we invite you to a real discovery and delicious adventure. A large public event open to everyone (free entrance). We are expecting around 80,000 visitors and approximately sixty Food Trucks coming from Belgium, Holland, France, Luxembourg …. a wide selection of street food from different cultures & backgrounds to discover there.

Dates & locations

From Friday, May 8th at 4.30PM to Sunday, May 10th at 9.30PM.

The Food Trucks will be 200 meters from the Grand Place and offer you a tasty journey from Boulevard de l’Impératrice to Monts des Arts, close to the concerts and events of the Iris Festival on Sunday. An ideal location easily accessible by public transport.

More information

Brussels Food Truck Festival – Website
Brussels Food Truck Festival – Facebook Page
Brussels Food Truck Festival – Facebook Event

Brussels Food Truck Festival Logo

Museum Night Fever 2014, Brussels

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On Saturday 22 February, Brussels museums are back with a huge burst of creativity. No fewer than 24 museums are taking part in this seventh Museum Night Fever, the annual night of Brussels museums.

Museum Night Fever

From 7.00 pm to 1.00 am, musicians, DJs, performers, dancers, actors, light sculptors and fashion students will be sharing with us how they see the museums’ collections. The intention of Museum Night Fever is to provide an alternative to the classic museum visit with an experimental and multidisciplinary programme.

Once again the programme is extremely varied – details will be available online at

There will also be things to do outside the museums too, with all kinds of artistic interventions around the museums, plus performances and soundscapes inspired by the museums in the shuttle buses.

For the blind or partially sighted, bookings can be made for tailored support in the form of a ‘Blind Date’, a volunteer who will accompany them all evening to make the event accessible with the help of live and personalized audio description.

Special STIB shuttles will be operating between the various participating museums from 7.00 pm until 1.00 am. The shuttle service is included in the ticket price. New this year: your ticket will also allow you to use Noctis buses.

Museum Night Fever Shuttle

Finally, let’s keep up our good habits: once again Museum Night Fever will draw to a festive close with an afterparty from 1.00 am onwards.

Practical information:
1 Museum Night Fever pass = access to 24 museums + shuttle buses STIB + Noctis lines:

  • 9.00 EUR in advance (3/2>21/2/2014),
  • 14.00 EUR on the day itself (22/2/2014).
  • A supplement of 5.00 EUR is due for the afterparty.

Discounts: Article 27 and Cultuurwaardebon / Paspartoe.
Tickets available on line + in all participating museums, Fnac, Brussels tourist offices and the ULB PointCulture.

Your pictures of Museum Night Fever On line?

  1. make your Museum Night Fever photo
  2. share it on Instagram with the hashtag #MNF14
  3. view it on (15’ delay)

Museum Night Fever Event

Discover Brussels Ice Magic & spend a night in style at The Hotel.

Brussels Ice Magic from 20/12/2013 until 09/02/2014

For the first time the International Festival of Ice Sculptures “Ice Magic” is hosted in Brussels, in the sumptious setting of the Place des Palais. This year the theme or inspiration for the ice sculptures is comic strips. Though you will also discover a room of The Hotel entirely made out of ice.

Brussels Ice Magic including a room of The Hotel made out of ice

About 20 artist-sculptors from across the globe have reproduced dozens of famous characters and scens taken from the world of comic strips, but set in a typically Brussels’ setting…

420 tonnes of natural ice have been transformed, creating the worlds of TinTin, Quick & Flupke, the Smurfs, Gaston Lagaffe, Asterix, Boule et Bill, Thor, Spiderman, Lucky Luke, Thorgal and many others. Some of the sculptures and scenes are up to six meters high!

Especially for this occasion The Hotel has created a special offer – the Brussels Ice Magic Package – wich includes your entry for the Ice Magic Festival as well as a stay in The Hotel for one night, breakfast included!



Lightfestival Brussels – 31.10 – 03.11 2013

From Thursday 31 October to Sunday 3 November, the first edition of the Brussels Light Festival will take place along the Brussels canal. This free festival will be an unforgettable light show. Prepare yourself for the imaginative light installations, spectacular performances and welcoming winter barbecue.

Lightfestival Brussels - Mr Beam - The Hotel Brussels

Lightfestival Brussels – Mr Beam – The Hotel Brussels

Lively four-day event for everyone
As the capital of Belgium and Europe, Brussels is a melting pot of cultures and languages. Despite this great diversity, it is still a united city. The light festival will bring people from the city and far beyond together by means of an international light festival. Families with children, young and old, large and small alike: everyone will enjoy this lively four-day event.

Thursday 31 October to Sunday 3 November, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. every evening.

The light festival will take place along the canal, between Sainctelette Square and Armateurs Square.

The event is free of charge.

The Brussels Light Festival is organised by the Brussels-Capital Region/Brussels Mobility, with the support of the Brussels Minister for Public Works and Transport and the Port of Brussels.

More information: Lightfestival Brussels

Delphos Dress by Isabelle de Borchgrave

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The Hotel is delighted to be able to showcase another dress by prominent Belgian Artist and Sculptor Isabelle de Borchgrave:
Delphos Dress by Isabelle de Borchgrave

Her “Delphos Dress, 2012″ is inspired by the creations of Mariano Fortuny (1900’s), and is 100% made out of newspapers from Le Soir for its 125th birthday. It’s currently located on the 24th floor of The Hotel Brussels, just in front the fashionable Panorama Lounge.

The shape of the dress and its pleating remind of the crossing between the East and Venise at the beginning of the 20th century.

Inspired, and want to discover more works by Isabelle? She welcomes you in her studio in Brussels for a private tour every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. For more info and subscriptions visit

Studio of Isabelle de Borchgrave in Brussels



Brussels Best Hotel Newcomer 2012: The Hotel. Brussels

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Every year Visit Brussels, the agency for tourism in the Brussels-Capital Region, organizes the VISITBRUSSELS AWARDS ceremony: a top event for the whole Brussels tourism sector. On 20th June 2013 Visit Brussels once again recognized and rewarded the very best tourism initiatives. The goal remains unchanged every year: each winning activity must significantly improve the quality of welcome given to visitors of our city and thereby contribute to the international reputation of our destination “Brussels“.

The Hotel. Brussels

Photo taken by Debbie Pappyn



















The Team of The Hotel. Brussels is very proud that our nomination resulted in winning the award “Best Hotel Newcomer 2012“. As of September 2013 The Hotel refurbishment will be completed. The Hotel will have a total of 421 rooms, 10 meeting rooms, and 2 completely renewed ballrooms, as well as 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!

Legendary costumes of Rock & Pop heroes to admire in Brussels: “Hard Rock Couture”

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From May 8 until May 19 music & fashion lovers can enjoy the exhibition “Hard Rock Couture” at the Musical Instruments Museum (= mim) in Brussels. This free expo is an initiative by Hard Rock Café, and it shows some really amazing, wild and historical costumes from the Hard Rock collection like for example the iconical golden corset by Jean Paul Gaultier, that Madonna was wearing for ‘Like a Virgin‘ during her ‘Blonde Ambition’ tour in 1990. But also the red leather vest of Michael Jackson from his videoclip ‘Beat It‘, and Freddy Mercury‘s outfit from Queen‘s Jazz tour in 1978. The collection really shows a unique part of music history, and gives music and fashion fans a chance to discover this story from a very short distance.

Hard Rock Couture

Hard Rock Couture – Copyright Getty Images





But the exhibition doesn’t only contain costumes from the past. There are also outfits by contemporary artists like Lady Gaga, The Killers, Shakira, Katy Perry and many others.

More info via

Art Brussels 2013

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Art Brussels is a contemporary art fair with a very good reputation. It is said to be Europe’s leading cutting-edge contemporary art fair. The edition of 2013 takes place from the 18th until the 21st of April at Brussels Expo with more than 2000 artists (international well-known names as well as promising young talents), and 187 participating contemporary art galleries from all over the world. Gallery-wise their are 3 different sections:

  • Gallery” section for the established galleries
  • Young Talent” section with galleries that mainly promote young artists
  • First Call“: 14 young galleries with unique artistic offerings who are participating in the fair for the 1st time upon invitation by the First Call Committee

A must-see event for all art lovers!
More information: 


Art Brussels 2013


Brussels Design Market 2013

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BDM1The 15th Edition of the famous Brussels Design Market will open its doors on the 20th and the 21st of April, a not to miss event with something interesting for everybody.

What may you expect:

A bubbly event located in the magnificent, historic setting of the old harbour station at Tour & Taxis.

Exceptional furniture and design objects from the 50ies until early 80ies  exhibited by professionals as well as dedicated amateurs mainly coming from Europe. However you might also discover some Scandinavian and American treasures.

This year there will also be luxurious antique dealers present, and the organisation has foreseen a special exhibition “Adjugé”. During this exhibition some unique pieces of Belgian postwar designs will be showcased.Last but not least, the Brussels Oldtimer Market, an official partner of Brussels Design Market 2013 will show and sell about 100 beautiful oldtimers.


Saturday, April 20: Entry 20 €
Preview day: dealers, dedicated amateurs and collectors
from 14h00 – 17h00

Sunday, April 21 : Entry 5 €
Open to general public from 9h00 – 17h00

Tour & Taxis, avenue due Port, 86c, 1000 Brussels

Register and get a free entrance for April 21st, 2013!

For more information:

Delphine Vercauteren
+32(0) 2 349 35 95