Amigo

Located in the very heart of Brussels, adjacent to one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Grand Place, close to Brussels' financial district and within easy walking distance of the antiques district of Le Sablon. After serving various purposes since the 16th century the building was transformed into a hotel in 1957. Historic artefacts displayed on the premises include canvases from famous artists, such as Courtens, Dansaert and Wagemans together with paintings by the Dutch and Italian schools. Flemish wall tapestries from the 18th century and the authentic paving stones in the lobby, which were originally used in the surrounding streets, help to create the special charm and character of this place.
Named after the former Spanish prison the architecture and welcoming atmosphere of the Amigo, together with its privileged position right in the heart of Brussels, fits firmly in the great tradition of the hotel industry, where the great of this world, notables, stars, businessmen and informed tourists have been hosted. Just one step from the famous Grand Place, and Lace Museum, not to mention Brussels oldest citizen; Manneken Pis, the red brick facade of the hotel built in Spanish Renaissance style, fits perfectly into the architectural past and present of its surroundings. The Amigo offers every comfort to ensure that your stay is a moment of true excellence. The building was first mentioned in the town's records in 1522 when the city council bought it from a wealthy merchant family in order to turn it into a prison. The Spanish rulers at the time mistook its Flemish name to mean and therefore translated this into their language as Amigo. The irony of this misunderstanding seems to have pleased the people of Brussels and the name has stayed with the house and the surrounding area ever since. After serving various purposes over the following centuries the building was transformed into a hotel in 1957. Historic artefacts displayed on the premises include canvases from famous artists, such as Courtens, Dansaert and Wagemans together with paintings by the Dutch and Italian schools. Flemish wall tapestries from the 18th century and the authentic paving stones in the lobby, which were originally used in the surrounding streets, help to create the special charm and character of this place. On the 11th January 2000, the hotel was acquired by Sir Rocco Forte to form part of his exclusive chain of 8 luxury hotels in various parts of the world. This collection of hotels under the name of Rocco Forte Hotels International represents attention to detail, quality and service in delivery. Following the takeover by Sir Rocco Forte the hotel has undergone an entirely refurbishment to cater for the requirements of modern business travellers. Hotel Amigo Brussels offers its guests 155 Superior and Deluxe rooms, 18 suites and a Royal Suite. All rooms are refurbished according to contemporary design and art deco style, equipped with the latest facilities for both business and leisure guests, including individually controlled air-conditioning, marble bathrooms, computer and fax link-ups, in-room safe, mini-bar etc. The business centre assistance, 24 -hour room service, exquisite restaurant, meeting rooms, lobby lounge, fitness room, garage with valet parking ...complete the luxury package. Chic, distinguished and reputable, this five-star hotel is shining in the centre of Brussels, next to the historic and picturesque Grand Place -one of the most beautiful squares in Europe.

Ivan Artolli (2002)

Managed by: Rocco Forte Hotel
155 Rooms
19 Suites
Armand Blaton Suite, named after the founder of Hotel Amigo
located in the very heart of Brussels, adjacent to one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Grand Place, close to Brussels' financial district and within easy walking distance of the antiques district of Le Sablon
Bocconi, Italian Restaurant Amigo Bar

VIKids programme, children play area with TV, DVD and drawing materials.
Before your stay, please provide the names and ages of your children in order to adapt and prepare the following amenities to make their stay memorable:
Bath amenities and children’s toiletries
Child-size bathrobes
Basket filled with goodies and sweets
Bvlgari present for kids
Playstation and children’s DVDs upon request
Children’s menu at our Bocconi Restaurant
In-room dining menu
Children’s TV channel
There is also a special family offer with family lunch and more….

Fitness Centre with the latest exercise machines
A ballroom and six fully equipped meeting rooms
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Amigo
Country: Belgium
City: Brussels
Opening date: 1957

Note from the Host

General Manager
Concierge: Riccardo Fusari

Coordinates

Rue de l'Amigo 1-3
1000 Belgium, Brussels

Tel: +32-2547 4747
Fax: +32-2513 5277

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