Category: Belgium

Half price luxury in Brussels

Half price luxury in Brussels

The Hotel Metropole is situated at the very heart of the Belgian capital. It offers five star luxuries within its turn-of-the-century style glamorous surrounds. All the hotel’s rooms are decorated with original artwork and antique furniture so guests can really live the history of the building. And this taste of the high life can be […]

Sofitel Brussels Europe

Sofitel have opened their first hotel in the European business hub of Brussels – the Sofitel Brussels Europe. The new hotel can be found at at the centre of the European Quarter in Place Jourdan, a stone’s throw away from the European Parliament, the Borschette conference centre and Berlaymont (European Commission in Brussels). It has […]

Dinner in the Sky

Dinner in the Sky

With the  Belgian company Dinner in the Sky, you can dine whilst suspended 164 feet from the ground. You choose the location and they’ll bring the crane to you. The exact point of this is a little lost on me but I guess it must appeal to someone out there. I suspect they claim that […]

The Dominican – a new hotel in Brussels

Part of the Carlton Hotel Collection, The Dominican will be a four star hotel in the Leopoldstraat at the back of the theatre La Monnaie. The high ceilings in the hotel and the cloisters will be reminiscent of the Dominican abbey that once stood on this location in the 15th Century. The hotel will have […]

Mussels in Brussels

Mussels in Brussels

I don’t know about you, but I just love shellfish, and particularly mussels! If shellfish is your thing, head for Brussels’ Chez Leon  and indulge in mussels near the Grand Palace. It’s exceptionally popular with tourists and,  whether you like your mussels with onions, garlic or cheese, it really doesn’t matter: they have a huge […]

Top 10 cities for foodies

Top 10 cities for foodies

What would you say are the top 10 cities for eating out? According to MSNBC, it’s Barcelona, Brussels, Hanoi, Las Vegas, Lyon, New York, San Francisco, Rome, Tokyo and Vancouver. The choices are based on “cities chosen for their unique dishes”, “others for their celebrity chefs”, and “others for creating dishes known the world over”. […]

Choco-Laté Belgian chocolate festival

Choco-Laté Belgian chocolate festival

The town of Bruges is about to host Belgium’s first chocolate fair. Choco-Laté – the first chocolate festival in the country of chocolate – will be an ode to chocolate.   The event is the brainchild of the Bruges chocolate museum, Choco-Story. If you’re a chocoholic, don’t miss out! The event runs from 28th April […]

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World will be holding a series of showcases in key cities across Europe in the coming weeks to launch its  2006 directory.   A total of nine showcases will be held over a four-week period, with representatives from a selection of SLH’s worldwide properties visiting the cities of London, Brussels, […]