Hotels in Brussels

Heaven knows what the 15th-century Dominican friars would make of this ornate modern pleasure palace, which now occupies the site of their long-ago city monastery. The hotel, opened in 2007 by Dutch design duo FG Stijl, has hardly anything in common with its predecessor apart from its name.

It's a gimmick, but it works: this 61-room hotel features one distinctive Pantone color per floor, ranging from vivid to more subdued. The Pantone Hotel is built on contrasts; white walls provide a blank canvas for saturated colors to pop.

A haven of calm set between the bustling blocks between the European Parliament and the Royal Palace, the 1991 Stanhope has a decidedly British charm.

The monumental white façade of the Conrad dominates the boutiques of Avenue Louise, the capital’s fashionista thoroughfare.

The latest deluxe hotel to emerge in Brussels’ “European quarter” is just a stone’s throw from the EU’s nerve center. Opened in 2006, the Sofitel is built around a semicircular atrium (which ensures lots of natural light) and has 149 rooms decorated in sleek, minimalist luxury.

The Hotel Amigo is situated just a half-mile walk from the best antiques dealers in the and around the Place du Grand Sablon, a cobbled and gabled square. The 173-room converted property was designed by Olga Polizzi, in her traditional yet contemporary style.

The two attached town houses that make up Tenbosch House contain seven uncluttered suites in the heart of Brussels’s of-the-moment Ixelles neighborhood.