Where to stay: BELGIUM
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Hotel Heritage | Bruges, Belgium
Perfectly situated in the historic heart of Bruges, Hotel Heritage is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux organization. Built as a private mansion in 1869, the classical building has been turned into a luxurious boutique hotel of outstanding quality. The city’s most desirable sites, including the theatre district, shopping district, gourmet restaurants, and popular tourist attractions are all within walking distance.
Juliana Hotel Brussels
This new luxury boutique hotel with 43 rooms and suites is set in a listed building on Place des Martyrs. It fetures neo-classical art, contemporary colours, exclusive wallpapers, and mosaic works. Each space of the hotel is adorned with one-of-a-kind sculptures, paintings or ornaments from the private collection of the owner, Eric Cléton. The classical trend of the last century is set off by pieces by Hermès, Michelangelo, Versace, Le Corbusier, and Philippe Starck.
Hotel des Galeries | Brussels
Located in the famous Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, this contemporary boutique hotel features a few carefully chosen statement pieces and a healthy respect for the existing architecture. Antiques from the Sablon district are joined with bespoke additions such as Bochart carpets, flooring and shutters by Sylvain Willenz, and Camille Flammarion’s ceramic night tables.
Thermae Palace Hotel | Ostend, Belgium
Dating to 1933, the Art Deco palace-style hotel sits partially above and behind the "Koninklijke Gaanderijen" or Royal Arcades which connect the thermal baths with horse racing course behind the complex on the seaside promenade of Ostend. The hotel is in need of renovation, which will take place 2021-2024. In all, a classic Grand Hotel.
Grand Hotel Belle Vue | De Haan, Belgium
style: Legend. Grand Hotel Belle Vue is an impressive example of Anglo-Norman architecture from 1912. Of its 40 spacious and bright rooms, some are furnished in a traditional style, others have recently been renovated. The house offers a classical salon and pleasant sun terraces. At the restaurant a fine, contemporary cuisine is completed by an exquisite selection of wines.
Hotel Amigo | Brussels
Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco Forte and designer for the Rocco Forte chain, has a subtle and distinctive style: unfussy, coolly stated luxury. The close attention to detail includes locally sourced fixtures and fittings, with a distinctive Belgian touch – so when you wake up you know you’re not in just another international hotel. The hotel, opened in the 1950s, stands on a site which used to be a prison dating to the 14th-century.
Le Plaza | Brussels
style: Legend. Originally opened in 1930 (and closed 1976-1996), it remains one of the few individually operated ( by Baron van Gysel de Meiseand) and only luxury hotel in the Belgian capital. The architect took inspiration from the Hotel George V in Paris, to which it is very similar, especially being designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon - who also decorated the George V.
Hotel Siru | Brussels
style: Legend. Originally the Art Deco Hotel Nord from 1932. Located on the Rogier Square next to the massive, brutalist Sheraton Hotel (now closed) and opposite the Albert 1er (also Art Deco, now Hotel Indigo) and Palace (Art Nouveau, now DoubleTree by Hilton) hotels. Its current incarnation is very much Ibis Styles, think budget-design.
Steigenberger Wiltcher's | Brussels
This hotel was impressively grand from the start, when it opened in 1913, named after the original English hotelier Sidney Wiltcher. It has been under various phases of ownership since (it was the Conrad Brussels from 1993–2012), but is now operated by the German luxury chain Steigenberger. Renovation, completed in 2015, has brought fresh sparkle to its polished brass and marble.
Leon°16 | Brussels
Two, apartment-style suites make up this singular bed and breakfast. Tones of light mint green pepper an otherwise minimalist, yet warm, white space. Simplicity and authenticity are the two key principles that inform the interiors; exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and industrial style lamps softened by faux fur rugs and sheer curtains that separate spaces. A home from home feel is cemented by Leon°16’s delightful hosts, who have sought to create a more personal accommodation experience.
The Dominican | Brussels
The building was the site of not just a Dominican Abbey, but also the home Jacques-Louis David, painter to Napoleon, in the early 19th century. Respect for this historic legacy is part of the design: the high arches around the courtyard follow the ground plan of the cloister, and the Dominican symbol is woven into the carpets. A member of Design Hotels, The Dominican is self-consciously stylish: the effect is grand, but intimate in detail.
Hotel Le Dixseptième | Brussels
This grand Neoclassical mansion is said to have been the Spanish Ambassador’s residence in the 17th century (hence the hotel’s name), but – like the Grand Place – the building was reconstructed after central Brussels was demolished by French cannons on the order of Louis XIV in 1695. The main staircase dates from this time, and the décor of the primary building – referred to as the ‘Classic’ section – reflects this era, with antique furniture, chandeliers and marble floors.
The Hotel Brussels
The former Hilton Brussels. In the 1960's the buildings along the Boulevard de Waterloo were all in neo-rococo, neo-classical or neo-renaissance style. The hotel building however caused a rupture with those styles being a massive tower containing 27 floors.
Hotel de Castillion | Bruges
Located in the very heart of Bruges -across the street from the St. Salvator Cathedral- is Hotel de Castillion, a refined hotel set in a 17th-century redbrick palace. The Groeningemuseum is a 4-minute walk, while the Markt central city square is a 6-minute walk.
't Heilig Genot | Westvleteren, Belgium
This charming small hotel is located in the sleepy village of Westvleteren. It is housed in a former rectory and has a beautiful English-style garden. The Saint Sixtus Abbey (known for its beer) and the battlefields of Ypres are close by. An extensive breakfast awaits in the morning with fresh bread and croissants, orange juice, tea, coffee, eggs, and savory and sweet items.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels
The opening of the flagship Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels follows a remarkable transformation of the hotel, with significant investment to upgrade the former Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. The 282 rooms and public spaces were completely renovated and redesigned in partnership with Rafael de La Hoz. The hotel features two elegant restaurants offering modern grilled dishes and Chinese specialties, an Executive Lounge, a Presidential Suite, and a fitness center.
Main Street Hotel | Ypres, Belgium
The Main Street Hotel is an anything-but-mainstream boutique hotel in the centre of Ypres (Ieper in Dutch) having won many accolades. It offers individually boho-chic decorated rooms, an honesty bar and a garden terrace. An extensive breakfast is served in the stained glass domed dining room.
logid'enri | Ghent, Belgium
A chic, luxury b&b boasting contemporary rooms, logid'enri is set in two typical 19th-century Ghentian mansions located between the art district and the historic center. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a Nespresso machine, an iPod dock and a minifridge. Some add air-conditioning, scenic views and free-standing bathtubs. A breakfast buffet is served in the courtyard or in the modern dining room.
The Verhaegen | Ghent, Belgium
The DNA: When Jan Rosseel and Marc Vergauwe met in design school, they could never have guessed that decades later they’d become the owners of a derelict 18th-century mansion. But in 2004, that’s exactly what happened; the interior designers bought a palatial townhouse in central Ghent, in need of complete restoration. 18 months later, the stunning result was Hôtel Verhaegen, a private mansion turned maison d’hôtes, and an evolution in Dutch and French design.
Pure Hotel | Diksmuide, Belgium
Pure Hotel is a small design hotel located in the town of Diksmuide, West Flanders. The spacious (32-45m2) rooms are located in a cutting-edge annex situated at the rear of the hotel’s restaurant, Noyarishuys (Bib Gourmand, Gault Millau 15 points), which is set in a formal mansion. The minimalist interiors feature floor-to-ceiling windows and furniture from well-known designers.