Brussels: the Wiltcher’s Renaissance
Enviably located on the most exclusive avenue in the Belgian capital, this magnificent five star hotel has changed its name several times during its lifetime. Having once been known as the Steigenberger, it has taken back the Wiltcher’s title, its original name between 1913 and 1925. Totally renovated today, besides being a prestigious five star hotel the Wilcher’s remains one of Brussel’s legendary hotels. 267 rooms – including 42 suites – benefit from every high-quality luxury and boasts an elegant beige colour scheme. The best bit: the junior suites over two floors. The royal suite covers a trifling 320m2 (!) and offers a view over Avenue Louse, the most prestigious street in the city. The hotel stands out through its surfaces and volumes, which are unique in Brussels hospitality. The warming bar, with its English hints, has quickly become the place to be in Brussels. And in the restaurant, Dutch chef Tjaco van Eijken cooks up a storm of Belgian cuisine. We love the large photographs that depict the city’s architectural details throughout the hotel. Inside info: depending on the desires of guests, the bedrooms are decked out in wood or parquet flooring. And you should definitely jump on the special weekend tariffs simply for the quality of this spot (starting from 150 euros for a double bedroom). A. F.-M.