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The Hotel Brussels launches Belgium’s first hotel online shop

Photo Olivier Pirard ,

The Hotel Brussels has become the first hotel in Belgium to offer guests a bespoke online shopping experience with the launch of its new online shop: thehotel.shopping

The high fashion destination hotel on Boulevard de Waterloo has created the new e-commerce site to offer guests the opportunity to purchase a carefully curated selection of luxurious gifts, stylish ready-to-wear and accessories as well as exclusive mementos of their stay.

These include The Hotel’s signature fragrance, Le Parfum, created by the acclaimed “nose” Raymond Matts and available as either a scented candle or room spray, as well as the fashion-inspired Villeroy & Boch porcelain tea service designed for The Hotel by Swedish illustrator and artist Lovisa Burfitt.

The online shop, which will continue to expand and develop, also offers sumptuously illustrated books from Taschen’s fashion and art collection, pieces from La Perla’s chic lingerie and ready-to-wear range, Julia Mays’ classic, handmade Italian leather footwear and more. Further exciting additions are planned in the near future.   



Opération Thermos x The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar


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.


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 


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



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.


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


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!


Every Friday night from June to September.
Free access.

Place Poelaert
1000 Brussels
    Roller Parade 2017

La Terrasse O2


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


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


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


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

The Hotel & The Restaurant partner up with B.E.L., a proof of quality

The Hotel and The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar are utterly proud to announce their partnership with the Brussels Exclusive Labels (B.E.L.) along prestigious members such as Delvaux, Baobab, Obumex, Dandoy, Leysen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Maison Verloet, Le Chalet de la Fôret, Maison Roger, and many others.
B.E.L. is an equivalent for quality, luxury and creativity so with all these values that we hold dear, it is no surprise we teamed up for a partnership.

BEL quality
B.E.L., three initials that have been well established in the Capital in the meantime, is a non-profit organization founded in 1937 with the aim to promote excellence. To date it brings together over 80 of the most prestigious brands of the Brussels Capital Region from fine cuisine and jewellery to hotels and cars, the BEL has become a synonym for excellence.

Why B.E.L.? Brussels, because our capital has become a “brand”, a label, at the heart of Europe. Exclusive, because being exceptional is what its members do every day, while looking to the future. In fact, exclusivity is their special hallmark. Labels, lastly, because the desire to be held up as an example characterises each one of their initiatives and because we all, whether craftspeople, designers or large international luxury brands, set themselves apart by constantly striving for excellence.

In 1937 the Chambre du Haut Commerce d’Art et de Luxe was founded in order to bring together and promote companies which advocated a certain idea of luxury, craftsmanship and quality. B.E.L., its new name with an international outlook, has taken up the torch.

The areas of activity covered are varied: art, gastronomy, leather goods, jewellery, couture, hotels, etc. Its top Belgian craftspeople, its best names in the Brussels retail scene and its large international companies are all established in Brussels. They are valued for their exclusivity, the perfection of their products and the emotions that they arouse. They offer the very best and treat every customer as a special individual. All these companies are chosen by Brussels Exclusive Labels because luxury is essentially a question of benchmarks, dynamism and authenticity.

In view of the selective cherry-picking demonstrated by B.E.L., this partnership speaks for the high quality at The Hotel and The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar and its steady efforts to maintain the level of its services. Joining B.E.L. is a further token of our desire to always respond as best as possible to our guests’ expectations.

Every client deserves ‘a made to measure’ experience. At The Hotel and The Restaurant we want our clients to have the opportunity to experience this unique feeling of escaping the busy city life and entering a haven of comfort, luxury and gastronomy. We care about our clients’ needs and we do our best to make it an unforgettable moment. Our daily mission is to provide a enticing visit for our guests and to make them go home filled with memories. This fully coincides with what B.E.L. stands for and we couldn’t be more proud to partner up with this organisation and see what the future holds.
Quality BEL

Art in Brussels with Eurantica

For centuries, art has been the expression of human creativity and imagination. Painting, sculpture, literature and even fashion. It’s a concept that keeps evolving over time.

Everyone has their own definition of art and it can be perceived and interpreted in many different ways. Every person has their own feelings and hence has a different appreciation of any particular piece of art. The magic of art consists of letting our imagination speak and expressing our feelings, that’s the real essence.

Brussels inhabitants are blessed with a city that offers an array of beautiful architectural works, going from the City-Hall of Brussels to the Horta museum and many other monumental buildings. It is therefore no wonder that multiple exhibitions take place in Brussels on a yearly basis as the city is considered as one of the best-kept places of art nouveau and contemporary art. offering a pleasant moment to the art enthusiasts, and the opportunity to share their passion amongst them.

At The Hotel we want our clients to have the opportunity to experiment this unique feeling of being captured by a piece of art. Therefore art is omnipresent in The Hotel and we recommend to our guests to take the time to explore the ‘universe of art’ through the exhibitions in Brussels.

This month The Hotel recommends the “Fine Art Fair Eurantica” in Mechelen. This fair is heaven for art lovers, vintage design enthusiasts and guests of The Hotel with a passion for all things pretty.


Art lovers,

For the second year in a row you can come and enjoy this nine-day exhibition of the “”Fine Art Fair Eurantica ” in Mechelen at which a wide range of pieces of art from more than 95 exhibitors will be displayed.
From pieces of art to jewellery and from vintage furniture to classical works by
Old Masters, marvel in a friendly atmosphere. This fair will not leave the curious and the connoisseurs insensitive and they will be seduced by the variety of art types. At the Fine Art Fair Eurantica the amateurs are not left behind either, they are guided by the exhibitors. To make your visit unforgettable do not hesitate to go back home as an art collector!

Be tempted by the atmosphere and the diversity of the Fine Art Fair Eurantica and have a great day out surrounded by interesting exhibitors while enjoying their pieces of art!


The “”Fine Art Fair Eurantica ” is open for the public from Saturday 18th through Sunday 26th March included.

Weekend: from 11 am to 7 pm
Weekdays: from 2 pm to 7 pm
Nekkerhal – Brussels North
Plattebeekstraat 1
BE-2800 Mechelen

Official website: Eurantica.be
The Hotel event website: Thehotel.be