As the art world descends on BRAFA Art Fair, there is a lot more to savor in the host city of Brussels and live in style. Blouin Culture + Travel curated a list of properties you can opt for a luxurious stay during the art fair.
1. Hotel Le Dixseptième
Hotel Le Dixseptième greets you with panache and grandeur. Stay in a historic environment a stone’s throw from Brussels’ Grand Place. The hotel is a veritable work of art, crafted and sculpted by time. In the 14th century, the building stood on what was the first road in Brussels, linking the upper to the lower city. In 1695, the Marechal de Villeroy bombarded the center of Brussels on the orders of Louis XIV. The houses you see now were rebuilt later that year. One can still admire the wooden framework of this epoque in the timber rooftops of the hotel and in its majestic staircase, which dates from the 17th century, classified as having particular architectural merit.
2. The Dominican Brussels
This is the kind of place you will want to return to, the kind of place that makes you feel nostalgic for it as soon as you’ve left. Located in central Brussels, the hotel has a rich history; the site was formerly a Dominican abbey in the 15th century and later the home and workplace of famous neo-classicist painter Jacques-Louis David. Explore The Dominican's medieval architectural language that is direct in its construction and multi-faceted in its carefully chosen antiques and design objects. Everything at The Dominican is inspired by beauty and comfort, uniquely juxtaposing historical elegance and modern design.
3. Wiltcher’s by Steigenberger
Located on the exclusive shopping promenade Avenue Louise in the heart of Brussels, the luxury hotel Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is just minutes away from some of Brussels’ must-see destinations: European Union government district, the city center with the Manneken Pis and Grand Place as well as the train station. The rooms and suites feature stylish interiors and high-class comforts.
4. Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo
A stone’s throw away from the famous Grand Place and two streets from the Place du Sablon and the design area of the Antoine Dansaert Street, the hotel offers 173 luxurious contemporary design rooms including 19 unique suites. Decorated in a contemporary style, the award-winning Ristorante Bocconi serves Italian dishes and Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed setting. Amigo offers a range of extra services including concierges, 24-hour room services, and a valet parking service.
5. Warwick Hotel Brussels
Discover the unique tales steeped in deep-rooted origins and celebrate local traditions as Warwick Hotel in Brussels brings heritage to life. This luxurious hotel in the heart of Brussels is a 2-minute walk from the Grand Place and Brussels Central Station. It features free access to the fitness center and sauna. A brand newly installed air conditioning system is now fully operational to your satisfaction and comfort. The Warwick Brussels offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV, free internet, and a marble bathroom. Guests can enjoy an American buffet breakfast every morning in the salon. Guests can also enjoy a wide selection of Arabic TV channels, for both children and adults.
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