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Brussels is home to some beautiful old-world hotels, and trendier, more modern establishments that cater to business and leisure travelers have cropped up in recent years. Here are our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ picks for the five best places to stay when in Brussels:
1. Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo. A former prison was renovated into what is now one of Brussels’ finest luxury accommodations: The Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo. With a modern interior designed by Olga Polizzi, Hotel Amigo is the place to stay if high-thread count sheets and impeccable service top your list of hotel requirements. Request a room facing the Grand Place for one of the most exclusive and enviable views in the city.
2. Sofitel Brussels Le Louise. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more glamorous block of real estate in Brussels than this one on Avenue Louise. The Sofitel sits proudly across the street from some of the best shopping and eating in the city. If you appreciate contemporary luxury, the Sofitel Brussels Le Louise is the hotel for you.
3. Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Palace. If you like to stay in a sumptuous, centrally located hotel, then the 266-room Royal Windsor might be the perfect option. You’ll find many attractions outside your room as well including a piano bar and nightclub that are humming until dawn, the popular Chutney’s bar and restaurant and a state-of-the art fitness center.
4. Sofitel Brussels Europe. This 149-room hotel is set in the business district, perfect for the business traveler. Rooms come equipped with laptop safes, complimentary Wi-Fi and espresso machines. There’s also plenty of meeting and conference space if you’re traveling with coworkers.
5. Hotel Metropole Brussels. There’s nothing like staying in a historic hotel that’s catered to royalty and visiting dignitaries for over a century to make your trip to Brussels memorable. Impeccable service, rooms filled with both classic architectural flourishes like cornices and chandeliers and the exquisite French restaurant L’Alban Chambon make the Hotel Metropole unique.