- The 5-star Hotel Amigo boasts elegant rooms with designer features, on the corner of Grand Place. It combines modern facilities, a gym and an award-winning restaurant with a picturesque historic setting.
- Superbly located on a charming cobblestone street adjacent to the Grand Place, Brussels’ historic central square, the Amigo also has an award-winning Ristorante Bocconi and martini bar.
- Ristorante Bocconi features modern Italian cuisine and rates as one of the best places to eat in Brussels.
- The Manneken Pis Statue is only 215 yards away. Le Sablon antiques area and the Magritte Museum are both less than a 15-minute walk from Rocco Forte Hotel.
- Uniquely Belgian touches include Pierre Marcolini chocolates and René Magritte prints.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
As Marcel Proust once wrote, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. To truly discover Brussels one has to experience it through the eyes of a local. Our exciting Forte Experience package give you a truly unique insight into the destination. We have carefully selected three tours or experiences that will introduce you to the best insider activities in the city.
The opulent Grand Place is the beating heart of this historic city. Its show-stopping Gothic spired city hall takes pride of place, surrounded by rows of ornate guildhall facades and a vast cobbled square. By day, you’ll find a flower market and a lively café culture, while after dark the Grand Place is enchantingly illuminated.
Explore the mind-bending archives of Belgian Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte at the Magritte Museum. Featuring an astonishing archive of over 200 of his best works including The Return and The Harvest, the museum hosts an eclectic array of paintings, sculpture, drawings and photographs.
This elegant pocket of Brussels is awash with antiques and art each weekend, when a market arrives in town. You’ll find beautiful silverware and charming timepieces to peruse at the stalls, as well as artisanal chocolatiers, pretty pastry shops, sophisticated boutiques and quaint cocktail bars in this historic neighbourhood.
Those with even a passing political inclination will be captivated by a trip to the Parlamentarium, the European Parliament visitor centre. It’s a highly interactive experience where visitors can get a panoramic view of Europe and its parliament in their cinema, take a virtual trip through the continent, or simply learn about the legislative process.
For stylish shopping, make a beeline for the Dansaert district. Here, trendy boutiques like A.P.C. and Maje sit alongside large designer emporiums. For cutting-edge fashion visit Stijl, where you can shop for Vetements and Dries van Noten. Make a pit-stop at the lovely AM Sweet tearoom for homemade baked treats.
Brussels is the capital of Art Nouveau, and one of the best ways to discover this romantic, decorative style is with a stroll through the city streets. Admire Belgian patron of Art Nouveau, Victor Horta’s architecture by visiting Hôtel Tassel and The Solvay House, and explore his mosaics and stained glass at the Horta Museum. For luxurious Art Deco, Villa Empain is a must-see.
From the Smurfs to Tintin, Belgium is the comic strip capital of the world. Discover the magic of these characters at The Comic Strip Centre. Housed in a majestic Art Nouveau building near the Grand Place, the temple to cartoons takes you on a journey back to their past whilst celebrating their present. Children will love the 3D Smurf village and adults will adore being transported back to their childhood.
Despite being built in 1958, the Atomium still looks like it’s from the future. The extraordinary structure of polished silver spheres is the most iconic landmark in Brussels, but as an exhibition space dedicated to architecture and design shows, the Atomium has plenty to offer inside, too.
The Belgians take their tradition of comic strip writing seriously, even giving it its own name, the ‘ninth art’. Their greatest artist is Hergé, creator of ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ and country’s most famous fictional detective. The unforgettable character of Tintin has left an indelible mark on Brussels and everywhere you turn, glimpses of him and his comrades light up the capital, from murals on walls and train stations, to museums, shops and even in the suites of Hotel Amigo. Delve into the story of Tintin in Brussels with this comic lover’s guide to the city.
Brussels is commonly considered the capital of Art Nouveau. A walk through the city centre offers a history lesson in architecture as beautifully preserved Art Nouveau buildings from the late 19th to early 20th centuries stand shoulder-to-shoulder with historical Gothic structures. Explore the incredible Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels and discover the works of Victor Horta, the Belgian patron of Art Nouveau, as well as the homes of notable talents such as Paul Cauchie and Paul Saintenoy.
Sir Rocco Forte spared no expense in order to breathe new life into Hotel Amigo. Under the direction of designer Olga Polizzi, the clean-lined interiors are a confluence of elegant Flemish tradition, with refined Belgian linens, embroidered silk curtains, and contemporary Italian sensibility. Belgian touches include Pierre Marcolini chocolates, and Marcel Broodthaers and René Magritte prints. As for the curious name, it dates back to the early 16th century when the then-ruling Spanish mistook the Flemish word for “prison,” which the building served as for centuries, to mean “friend.” Located on a charming cobblestone street adjacent to the Grand Place, Brussels’ historic central square.
Located on a charming cobblestone street adjacent to the Grand Place, Brussels’ historic central square, the Amigo also has an award-winning restaurant and martini bar, fitness and business centers and a ballroom. With a sophisticated mix of old and new, each of our 154 impeccable Brussels rooms have been designed by Olga Polizzi. Our 19 elegant and spacious Brussels suites have traditional touches mixed with modern amenities. Each room and suite comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room bar, in-room safe, robes and slippers.
All the rooms are spacious, and stylish, with large and well-equipped, marbled bathrooms. The simplest “classic” rooms are 28 square metres, but there are several levels of luxury suites, some with interconnecting doors to neighbouring rooms for families with children (who might particularly enjoy the “Tintin Suite”). At the very top or the range is the Armand Blaton (Royal or Presidential) Suite, with a large rooftop terrace overlooking the city.
Our Deluxe rooms are comfortable and welcoming. They have a comfortable armchair, a coffee table and an elegant leather working desk. Awake refreshed in either a king-sized bed or one of two single beds.
Our classic rooms are decorated with Belgian-inspired ceramics, artworks and fabrics. Magritte prints add to the authentic ambience. The combined bedroom and living areas have either a king-sized bed or two single beds.
Belgium’s exotic roots are present in the Spanish metalwork and African fabrics in our Executive Rooms. These larger rooms have a king-sized bed, a working desk and sitting area. Most overlook our peaceful courtyard.
Our junior suites have a separate sitting room. The suites are decorated with oversized wooden apple and pear sculptures as a tribute to Magritte’s most famous works. The generous bedrooms have a king-sized bed and a large dressing room.
Our Classic Suites have been designed in a fresh, contemporary style with prints from Belgian artists, ceramics and wooden pear sculptures. They have an entrance hallway with a separate sitting room. Awake refreshed in a king-sized bed and take in views of the city’s historic buildings or our tranquil courtyard.
Decorated in contemporary colours and fabrics, these well-appointed suites offer views of the city. The suite opens onto a small reception area with a guest powder room and cloakroom. It leads towards a spacious sitting room with a lounge area and work desk. The bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed, chest of drawers and armchair. There is also a spacious dressing room.
Hotel Amigo’s new Executive Suites are decorated in uplifting colours, with views of the Grand Place from the sitting room. Our stylish new Executive Suites are decorated in uplifting colours, with views of the Grand Place and the city’s legendary art treasures from the beautifully-designed sitting room. These suites also have a dressing area and a large marble bathroom with a bath and separate shower, as well as double wash hand basins.
Named after one of Belgium’s most celebrated artists and decorated with bright Magritte-style colours and prints, our Presidential Suite is spacious and sophisticated. Take in views over the Town Hall and admire original lithographs of the artist’s Bowler-Hat Man and the Dove in the Clouds. Magritte espresso cups with the espresso machine add a humorous twist to the bar in the hallway.
Located on the top floor, our most elegant and spacious suite is named after the hotel’s founder. Take in views over the city’s rooftops from the large outside terrace, which is furnished with a dining table and sun loungers. Paintings from the Blaton family’s private collection hang in the dining room. There is also a private kitchen and the large sitting room has wooden floors and an open fire.
The hotel has a smart Italian restaurant, Ristorante Bocconi, as befitting the origins of the Forte chain. This is also the setting for a sumptuous buffet breakfast (expensive too, and not usually included in the room price). There is also a very stylish bar and lounge on the ground floor.
Overlooking Brussels’ famed town hall, Bar Amigo is an inviting spot for a light lunch, afternoon tea, or evening drink. The walls are a testament to the past, with images and quotes from the many famous writers who have stayed here, while the red and green leather chairs and sofas keep the mood stylish and modern.
Awarded best Italian restaurant in Brussels, Ristorante Bocconi offers a sophisticated escape in the heart of the city. The menu features traditional Italian cuisine made with fresh seasonal produce and prepared with an eye towards simplicity. The dining room is decorated in warm golden tones, accented with porcelain plates by Piero Fornasetti.
The hotel also has a well-equipped fitness centre, private car park with valet parking, and business centre – in fact, everything you might expect at this level of hospitality.
Work out round the clock in our Brussels gym, using the latest state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. You’ll find cardiovascular and resistance machines, together with a full set of free weights.
Baby meals are complimentary, Baby crockery, high chairs, bibs, bottle warmers and sterilisers are all available upon request, Rooms are set-up with baby cots and baby bed linen, Motion mobiles, night lamps and play mats are all available upon request.