With the number of hotels that are available in Brussels, there are actually only a select few that make it to my favorites list. There are budget accommodations that I have come to love, that’s for sure; but of course, it really can’t be helped when luxury hotels are on the top of my list — they do capitalize on the utmost comfort and style for their guests!
So if you’re ever in this bustling city that is called as the ‘Heart of Europe’ and looking for a luxurious stay, consider the legendary hotel in Avenue Louise, the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s.
– THE HOTEL –
A 5-Star Steigenberger Hotel. Based in Germany, the Steigenberger Hotel Group is one of Europe’s leading hospitality companies, and for over 80 years, the name stands for the top-class European hotels and resorts. The Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is their stronghold in Belgium and it has been more than a luxury hotel — it is a unique experience that holds a historic magnificence!
Historical elegance. In 1911 to 1913, Baron Joseph de Crawez commissioned for Sydney-Charles Wiltcher to work on building an art noveau building, and this is how the hotel first came to place. It was originally signed with Carlton Hotels in 1925, but it was taken over by Steigenberger in 2013 which spurred its popularity.
Accessible location. It is conveniently placed in the elegant Avenue Louise which is Brussel’s golden shopping mile in the Ixelles district. The city’s main attractions are not so far away either as they are just a few minutes away. Rest assured, the tram and metro are just a stone’s throw away from the hotel for your ease of travel within the metropolis.
– ROOMS –
With an unparalleled combination of quality, comfort, and modernity, the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s has over 225 premium rooms and 42 elegant suites.
Though differently styled, the rooms are all so equally stunning and I love how they have decorated it all in such earthy tones since it gives off a very homey but lavish atmosphere. As for business people like me, you’re sure to be treated with a decent internet connection in every room; so no worries for that!
To list out their varieties:
- 180 Superior Rooms (45 sqm)
- 45 Deluxe Rooms (60 sqm)
- 25 Junior Suites (75 sqm)
- 6 Executive Suites (120 – 130 sqm)
- 6 Duplex Suites (120 – 130 sqm)
- 3 Presidential Suites (200 sqm)
- 1 Royal Suite (320 sqm)
– AMENITIES –
D-Lounge Smoking Room. The whole of the hotel is a non-smoking area, except for the cozy and intimate ‘D-Lounge’ which is located next to the bar on the ground floor. In here, you will be filled by the subtle scents of Cuba and Epicurean delights.
Open: 9AM to Midnight
Fitness Room. With state-of-the-art equipments, every guest can take advantage of this room that’s locatedo n the 1st floor.
Open: 6AM to 11PM
The Library. This warm and pleasant lounge upholds the hotel’s elegant image. It’s a great place for small gatherings, but above all, it’s a prime spot to get lost in the pages of a book.
Open: Whole Day
Meeting Rooms. Steigenberger Wiltcher’s has over 10 function rooms and a gigantic ‘Ballroom’ which is the city’s largest that can seat up to 600 guests! For more information and bookings, email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
– DINING –
Restaurant. A newly-made setting that is perfect for enjoying regional and international meals, they also have an extensive wine list for you to enjoy!
Open: Lunch 12PM to 2:30PM / Dinner 7PM to 10:30 PM
Loui Bar. Referred to as one of the best hotel bars in Brussels, this area has comfortable leather armchairs and couches that will make you feel like you’re transported back to the jazz era of the 30s. In fact, they often have live performances here and there’s always a ‘Jazz Afternoon Tea’ session every weekend from 4PM to 6PM (except July & August) wherein the bar gives way to a tea room that opens out to the vast terrace.
Open: 9AM to Midnight
Café Wiltcher’s. This is the breakfast room that overlooks a spacious terrace. You can also rent this area for private gatherings.
Open: Monday to Friday 6:30AM to 10:30AM / Saturday & Sunday 7AM to 11:30AM
La Terrasse. Opened during sunny days, this is the perfect chill-out spot for your meals and snacks!
Open: Monday to Friday 6:30AM to 10:30AM / Saturday & Sunday 7AM to 11:30AM / Terrace open from 11AM to Midnight
– SERVICE –
It’s a 5-star hotel for a reason, because apart from its swanky façade and interiors, they have world-class personnel that are keen in giving the utmost service that they could for their guests. Non-pretentious and non-snotty, you’re sure to feel right at home when you’re inside the glorious realm of Steigenberger Wiltcher’s.
Besides, if you’re new in the city, the staff is more than happy to assist you in making the most of your stay!
– INFO –
Website: Steigenberger Wiltcher’s
Address: Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Hotel Classification: 5-Star
Check-In: 3:00PM / Check-Out: 12PM
Disclaimer: This was a sponsored trip that was made possible by Steigenberger Wiltcher’s. But as always, all thoughts that are expressed in this article are fully my own. We would like to give our special thanks to Marine and the rest of the team for arranging our stay, and our thanks to the hotel too (as a whole) for hosting us!
It was a joy to be with the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s! It’s an absolute luxury hotel that’s sure to give you more than your money’s worth. (They have actually just recently changed to its current name now as they were previously called as Steigenberger Grandhotel; so do expect more surprises and developments that is in line with their aim of a ‘relaunch’.)
» If you happen to have a tighter budget, you can always check by Booking.com for the best deals on other hotels, inns, and hostels in Brussels!
NOTE: All images are from Wiltcher’s hotel.
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