40 Avenue de la Toison d Or 1050 Brussels − Belgium
With its stunning plays on color and light this stylish hotel blends Brussels historic beauty with French art de vivre.
Step into theatrical interiors by renowned architect Antoine Pinto ruby pink crystal chandeliers a translucent wall carved with lace patterns, soft lavender lighting Fornasetti cushions.
Sofitel Brussels Le Louise has all the facilities of a 5-star hotel in Brussels, including a modern fitness center, dry cleaning service, parking and babysitting. Our best quality is our cousu main service from knowledgeable concierges and staff.
Discover Sofitel Brussels Le Louise tucked in the upscale Avenue Louise shopping district, and sip tea on the vast, peaceful terrace. Designed by renowned architect Antoine Pinto, the hotel blends Belgian surrealism with renowned French elegance.
Suggestion from the concierge at Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, Mariano VAN CLEVE.
Each Sofitel is a unique blend of the French art de vivre and local refinement. Just steps from Avenue Louise in the Sablon quarter, Sofitel Brussels Le Louise opens the door to a chic, exciting and eclectic world.
Step into the theatrical decor that showcases the true style of historic Belgium. The vast glass wall in the lobby evokes delicate Brussels lace and reflects the sumptuous amethyst luster of hand-made crystal.
The magnificent splendor of Princess Louise, daughter of King Leopold II, appears in each design detail. And the surrealism of Brussels painter René Magritte permeates the hotel through a myriad of subtle references.
Creative gastronomy mixes the classics with modern cuisine in a boldly elegant setting. After a stroll along Avenue Louise, meet up at the bar to sample delicious chocolate truffles with a glass of champagne.
All rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with Sofitel's 'MyBed' for a good night's sleep. The amenities include a bath and shower, TV, mini-bar, high-speed and broadband Internet access.
In our luxurious So Well Suite the queen of Brussels accommodation unwind in the hammam and jacuzzi or sink into Le Sha relaxation chair with soothing sounds and soft light. Junior suites offer ideal accommodation in Brussels for families.
Service: Service in room, Pets accepted, Light meal, Musical entertainment.
Backlit shelves of crystal decanters handmade by Belgian craftsmen line this stylish bar in Brussels while music from live DJs enlivens some evenings.Behind the bar Belgiums most celebrated mixologist conjures up champagne cocktails.
Close to the European Parliament embassies and NATO headquarters this Brussels business hotel is ideal for corporate events or important conferences in Brussels for up to 200 people.
Business facilities in this central Brussels hotel include four naturally lit meeting and conference rooms. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi state-of-the art audiovisual equipment a business lounge and event planning services by our Inspired Meetings team.
Greet clients in the bright airy Toison dOr Boardroom overlooking the garden or lead a Brussels conference in a surrealist meeting room. Hold a cocktail party or dinner in a private dining room or under the stars on the citys largest hotel terrace.
|Room name||Area size||Height||Theatre||U-Shape||Boardroom||Classroom||Banquet|
|COLOMBE||80.0 m²||2.5 m||80||30||26||40||40|
|ELEPHANT||80.0 m²||2.5 m||80||30||26||40||40|
|JUNGLE||80.0 m²||2.5 m||70||28||26||40||40|
|METAMORPHOSE||160.0 m²||2.5 m||170||48||45||80||88|
|ROSE||160.0 m²||2.5 m||80||0||0||0||100|
|TERRACE||300.0 m²||0.0 m||0||0||0||0||0|
|TOISON D'OR||45.0 m²||2.5 m||20||0||12||0||18|
|VIP CORNER||65.0 m²||2.5 m||50||25||20||24||30|
Who could conjure up Brussels better than a surrealist? Jean Cocteau considered its Grand-Place to be the “most splendid stage in the world”. What a nice promise! Victor Hugo said of its majestic town hall, as proud as the St Michael slaying a dragon which adorns its spire, that it was a “poet’s magnificent fantasy fallen from the mind of an architect”; proof that the city also knows how to charm romantics.
Many fantasies fell from the minds of the architects of Brussels. If painful “Brusselisation” has done its work and destroyed major buildings, the city is still happily packed with architectural gems. Thanks in particular to Victor Horta and Paul Hankar, Brussels saw the plant-like curls of Art Nouveau flourish over its façades, which then spread all over Europe. The districts of Ixelles, Saint Gilles and Schaerbeek are the finest examples of this major trend. There was also a good measure of exaggeration in the minds of certain engineers, encouraged among others by Leopold II, the Builder King. As witness by the Cinquantenaire with its triumphal arch, its park and its buildings built to celebrate the jubilee of a young nation born in 1830. For a different era with different obsessions, the Atomium was constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It has become the steel symbol of the city symbolises faith in science and the future. In its shadow you’ll find a miniature version of it alongside a tiny Eiffel Tower in Mini-Europe, a park which reminds you that Brussels, though unique, is also the capital of the European Union. Though alterations are in full swing, the Parliament district is not, however, forgetting its roots and houses a magnificent Museum of Natural History.
The land of fashion, Brussels has seen the birth of great designers who can be found in the fashionable Rue Dansaert and its surrounds, as well as around Châtelain. But the city also welcomes big international and popular brands along Rue Neuve or at the Woluwé Shopping Center. Brussels might thus be summarised: chic but not snobbish, with wonders to be found under a veneer of modesty, and self-deprecation in a bag of chips. “Whilst Paris makes you Parisian and London a Londoner, Brussels does not make you a local but will allow you to be yourself. Its inhabitants cultivate a warmth which is lacking in the climate”, wrote Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt with accuracy. He must have been thinking of the welcome in the traditional taverns – the estaminets – around a gueuze beer, the fervor of the Marolles flea market, creative chefs’ restaurants, the “frenzied” matches at the King Baudouin Stadium or at Anderlecht and the numerous events which liven up the Brussels annual calendar. Whilst the city glistens under its regular December snowflakes thanks to its Christmas market, in summertime it is the Ommegang, a costumed procession, which colours the capital. Brussels is a land of concerts and also welcomes numerous festivals of renown, from Couleur Café to the Brussels Jazz Marathon. It also offers a suitable range of Nuits Blanches night-time events as well as an ode to its preferred drink during Brussels Beer Weekend. Whether Hemingway liked it or not, Brussels is undoubtedly a perennial party.
Known as being an international hub of cartoon and comic design, Brussels is home to famous cartoon characters such as Tin Tin, who are unearthed in comical frescoes splashed across neighbourhood buildings. Make sure to visit the renovated Belgian Centre for Comic Strip and a profusion of specialty bookstores dedicated to this art form.
You’ll have Europe at your feet at the Mini-Europe theme park, home to a wide variety of miniature replicas of the finest monuments of the Old Continent: from the chimes of Big Ben to the erupting Mount Vesuvius.
Victor Horta, Paul Hankar and others made Brussels the birthplace of Art Nouveau. Unravel the mysteries of these fascinating building facades and discover the hidden treasures of the city by embarking on a Bus Bavard guided city tour.
Brussels is ideal for exploring the workings of Europe. Sign up for a tour of the European Parliament and make sure to also discover the interactive experiences of the Parlamentarium, which is located just opposite.
The statue of the insolent little urinating boy, Manneken-Pis, is an iconic landmark in Brussels. Make sure to admire the well-stocked wardrobe of Manneken-Pis at the House of the King.
Created in 1958 and spanning ten kilometers in the Brussels city center, the National Botanic Gardens of Brussels is one of the largest in the world, with a one hectare greenhouse complex which hosts a wide variety of Mediterranean and tropical plants.
The Crystal Lounge restaurant and bar offers a cosy and trendy place in the middle of the Louise district, renowned for its numerous cocktails. Far from the bustle of the city, it welcomes you all day and possesses a smoking room and a great terrace.
Antoine Pinto's theatrical style adds spice to this chic Brussels bar: amethyst crystal with chrome details, chocolate leather banquettes on hardwood floors. Transform a pre-dinner drink or power lunch into a moment of refined refreshment.
Openings hours: 10 AM TO 1 AM.
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Hotel: Sofitel Brussels Le Louise
Address: 40 Avenue de la Toison d Or 1050 Brussels
Hotel email: H1071@sofitel.com
Gare du Midi: take metro 2 or 6 to Louise station.
Zaventem airport: train to the Gare du Midi station, then take metro 2 or 6 to Louise station or bus 12 to Schuman station, then metro 1 or 5 to Arts-Loi station, then take metro 2 or 6 to Louise station. Brussels inner-ring cycle route, toward Porte de Namur. Interparking Place Poelaert and Boulevard de Waterloo. Villo self-service bike rental station on Place Louise.