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

SEEYOUINBRUSSELS

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

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.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices.

Delvaux Showcase

Delvaux, the oldest fine leather luxury house, showcases Le Brillant at The Hotel & The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

Delvaux is “a divinely singular label”
Such is the high praise one grande dame of fashion bestowed on the prestigious family-owned company established in 1829 by Charles Delvaux in Brussels. Internationally recognised, the House of Delvaux has earned its reputation by remaining true to its values and for its savoir-faire and uncompromising craftsmanship, as well as for the supreme quality of its creations.

Delvaux - Showcase

 

Born in 1958 in Brussels, Le Brillant is Delvaux’s most celebrated and cherished bag, a true icon for modern times
A masterpiece of desire, technical engineering and precision, Le Brillant is made out of 64 different pieces of leather and gold-plated brass hardware. The striking buckle is a true eye-catcher. It never takes itself too seriously and loves to change every season. Its radical proportions make it a contemporary classic.

Delvaux - Showcase

‘The Moods of Brillant’
At the 1958 Brussels World Fair, Delvaux created a stir with the launch of a new handbag: Le Brillant. Created by designer Paule Goethals, this design quickly developed into one of the showpieces of the various Delvaux collections. Over the years it has been produced in a range of materials (calf, ostrich, porosus crocodile, alligator etc.) and in different structures, formats and colours.

Delvaux - Showcase

TH Fashion Library Book 3: CHANEL – THE VOCABULARY OF STYLE

Fashion Book 3: Chanel - The Vocabulary of Style

Fashion Book 3: Chanel – The Vocabulary of Style

Fashion Book 3

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971) was undoubtedly the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. Her clothes and accessories have remained perennially chic, and her legendary fashion house continues to exert a powerful sway over today’s designers. Jérôme Gautier tells the story of Chanel’s iconic style through hundreds of images, many taken by the leading lights of fashion photography, including Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon, Patrick Demarchelier, Horst P. Horst, Annie Leibovitz, Man Ray, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, and Ellen von Unwerth. This innovative book pairs classic and contemporary photographs, placing fashion plates from Chanel’s time alongside those by the house’s designer-in-chief, Karl Lagerfeld. For instance, Cecil Beaton‘s portrait of Chanel appears alongside Lagerfeld’s image of Cate Blanchett emulating her, and a classic plate by Henry Clarke flanks an arresting shot by Juergen Teller.

Through these dazzling photographs, Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style identifies key elements that have defined Chanel’s style for generations, such as jersey and tweed, formerly considered menswear fabrics, and the little black dress, which transformed a hue previously reserved for mourning into a statement of elegance. Pearls were her staple, and she often embellished outfits with her signature camellia. Eleven chapters compare the original forms of these enduring trademarks with their later expressions over the years and to the present day, letting the vocabulary of Chanel’s style speak for itself.