In-house art galleries and quirky design touches, with an emphasis on the surreal, give the hotel a colorful, sexy vibe
The extra large terrace was built to capture some of the rare Belgian sunshine
Award-winning drinks by Crystal Lounge's head mixologist, Raphael Tremerie
What To Know
Babysitters and Sunday morning craft activities are available to occupy the kids
Low-speed WiFi is free
It's a boutique on a grand scale; there are 169 rooms and 10 suites
Pets are permitted at no additional cost
Parking on site
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Quirky artwork, a funky bar and an outdoor terrace, steps from Brussels's elegant Avenue Louise
Designed by Portuguese architect Antoine Pinto, the Sofitel has a quirky, modern aesthetic accented by a lace-inspired wall covering and a purple presence that would turn Prince's head, from the crystal chandelier to the lobby-length couch. Surrealist art, including a meeting room adorned with paintings of French authors with animal heads, and custom hats by Elvis Pompilio atop some of the light fixtures, adds a touch of whimsy.
Bed and Bath
Art-print pillows by Fornasetti rest atop plush bedding, with flexible reading lights extending from the nightstands. A gentle rainfall shower is outfitted with Hermès bath products, a sign of the Sofitel's French origins. Beige walls and dark woods are livened up by further splashes of purple in the mod chairs and lampshades.
The Crystal Lounge and Restaurant, helmed by Adwin Fontein, serves Mediterranean and French dishes. The breakfast buffet covers the usual bases, from cold meats and cheeses to cereals, crepes and fruit cups, with a bowl of breads, croissants and pastries brought directly to the table with coffee and tea service. Named for the expensive custom crystal bottles along its wall, the Crystal Lounge serves up French-style edible cocktails and equally impressive liquid ones, including the award-winning Perfect Louise. The extra large terrace plays host to a nightly light show and the occasional Belgian sunny day, while the nearby smoking room offers a full selection of cigars.
In the Area
On Avenue de la Toison d'Or, the Rodeo Drive of Brussels, shopping options from Hermès, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and dozens more line the street. The Parc du Palais d'Egmont offers handsome statues and an Alice in Wonderland flower garden a few minutes away. The Belgian chocolate shops, art galleries and cafés of the Sablon neighborhood are within walking distance to the north. Head deeper into the city center to Nuetnigenough for veal meatballs and choice local beer selections at Tilquin and the up-and-coming Brouwers Verzet.
Hotel Sofitel Brussels Le Louise
Avenue de la Toison d'Or, 40
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Sofitel Brussels Le Louise is Brussels (BRU-Brussels Airport) - 11.2 km / 6.9 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.