Welcome to the heart of Europe! A busy, metropolitan city, where every street has 2 names! This city is bursting with life and culture just waiting to be explored! Stroll along gorgeous, cobbled streets, look in awe at the amazing architecture or sample some of the gastronomy that Belgium is famous for! Dig into some world-famous Belgian chocolate or try the again, world-famous Belgian beer! They’re not world famous for no reason! With so much to see and do in Brussels, we thought we’d start you off here with our picks for the top 3 hotels and incentives to help you get your bearings in the Belgian capital! 

Luxury Hotels in Brussels – Top 3

Onyria Quinta da Marinha - Cascais Hotel Pool

This hotel is a truly luxurious one! Decadence comes as standard at the Steigenberger. Located on the exclusive shopping promenade of Avenue Louise, right in the heart of Brussels, it’s safe to say that this hotel has an enviable location!

The architecture and décor of this hotel are simply to die for, a clean mix of modern elegance and old-world luxury create spaces that are upmarket, trendy and feel fresh! The gorgeous ballroom is a perfect example of this, filled with glitter chandeliers and beautiful paintings, the perfect place to hold a gala or a sparkling drinks reception!  

Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel, authentic terracotta villas, Cascais

Choosing the Steigneberger for business, not pleasure? That should never be the case – mix both! The Royal Suites here are complete luxury with features such as the hot tub, steam shower and an open fireplace. We think the stand-out feature of the Royal Suite though is the 12-person meeting room and the office it holds, making this the perfect base of operations for a busy corporate conference! 

Palacio Estoril Golf & Wellness Hotel, Cascais
Palacio Estoril Golf & Wellness Hotel, Cascais

The Nhow hotel is a brilliantly unique venue in the heart of Brussels! Branding itself as a “creative hub”, this funky-designed and art-centred hotel has a fresh and unique feel to it that you won’t find just anywhere! The hotel itself is designed as an art gallery, with public spaces furnished with exhibitions from artists that change periodically, an amazing concept! Bring the arty feel of Brussels to your event here, with bathrooms that look like photographers’ darkrooms and kitchenettes that look like art installations! Nhow is also setting up shop in other famously art-centred cities such as Berlin, Milan and Rotterdam – so you know you’re in good hands!  

Palacio Estoril Golf & Wellness Hotel, Cascais - Event Space
Palacio Estoril Golf & Wellness Hotel, Cascais - Event Space
Palacio Estoril Golf & Wellness Hotel, Cascais - Event Space

 We really recommend the food at the Nhow, they serve funky street food-inspired eats with a contemporary spin, dine here to experience the hotel’s take on Brussels street food classics! A must for this hotel’s gastronomy is its famous “cheat day station”, the perfect place to try the waffles Belgium is so famous for! 

The Nhow has one of the most dynamic and striking meeting spaces in Brussels, at 350 capacity – this is the perfect place to host a design-centred or creative event! The Nhow boasts the largest projection screen in the whole of Brussels making sure that whatever the idea you want to present is, it is at the front and centre of your event on this breath-taking screen. Another idea perhaps is using this space available to put a creative spin on your own event, host your party here and we can make use of the available technology to turn this room into a dynamic, otherworldly, and completely unique events space! 

Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa Resort, Cascais - Classic Luxury Interior

The Dominican Hotel is very simply put – super cool. Sleek, dark, urban and modern – this hotel is a gorgeous venue and not one to be missed! The Dominican makes it home in a former abbey for the prestigious order of Dominican Friars that can trace its roots all the way back to 1465! The hotel also incorporates the home of the famous French painter Jacques-Louis David into its venue, making it the site of the creation of some serious pieces of art history. If you want a venue with an air of importance about it – this might be it. 

Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa Resort, Cascais - Pool & Restaurants
Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa Resort, Cascais - Pool & Restaurants

The hotel cleverly incorporates the former monastery into its architecture and design, preserving the history of the venue rather than going for a clean slate – sit out in the gorgeous courtyard with a freshly prepared cocktail from the hotel’s trendy Lounge Bar and gaze onto the arches – it’s easy to see how this used to be a monastery from here! 

Dine in the luxurious Grand Lounge with the freshly designed menu every week you’re guaranteed to always find a culinary delight here! Another absolute about the restraint here at the Dominican is that you’ll always find the perfect wine pairing to go with whatever dish you choose, as the hotel boasts an extensive selection of gorgeous, handpicked wine – so there’s always the perfect glass to go with your meal! 

Things to do in Brussels – Top 3 Incentives

We’ve given you some ideas of where to stay, now you’re wondering what there is to do! Not to worry Brussels is absolutely teeming with life and were here to show you what are (in our opinions) the must-not-miss experiences in this stunning part of the world.

Chocolate Making Class

Paddleboard Yoga Cascais - Sup com Alma

One must do incentive when in Brussels is a chocolate-making class! Taste the delights of Belgium and craft your own chocolates and truffles! Praline, mendiant, whatever takes your fancy – follow along with experts in these chocolate crafting workshops and you’ll be a pro chocolatier in no time – no to mention you’ll have a delicious box of chocolates to take home with you! 

Beer Tasting Tour

The Tasting Room – Wine and Tapas bar in Cascais

Follow along with an expert guide as you discover the city of Brussels in the best way possible – with a drink in hand! Stop at several different locations, from quick stops in gorgeous bars to tours of historic breweries, this incentive is wonderfully varied! Learn about the beer-making history of Belgium, sample a wide range of local beers and dine on some excellent nibbles crafted specially to pair perfectly with the beers in hand! 

Waffle Making Class

Eco-louge Palaphita, Dome restaurant Cascais

Room for more? We thought so! To round out our top three incentives we suggest trying a waffle-making workshop – Belgium is so famous for its gastronomy that these really are must-do experiences when you’re there! Follow along with expert chefs and learn how to craft the best waffles in the world and if that’s not enough, you can tuck into as many as you want along the way! 

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