The whole world gathers here for meetings and talks, making the Belgian capital a go-to metropolis – and not just for European institutions. Both accessible and unique, it is an eclectic city where you will find plenty of inspiration for setting up your event.
The Europa Building, a stunning and futuristic wood and glass cube built onto an Art Deco complex, has recently begun to host heads of state and delegations in the heart of the European quarter. A new look to represent Europe and its institutions which, over the years, have made Brussels into a capital of 500 million people, and helped shape its profile. Organizing your event in Brussels means holding it in the heart of Europe and its decision-making bodies while also choosing a city on a human scale, a little French-speaking enclave within Flemish territory. This may seem to be a contradiction in terms but Brussels is nothing if not unexpected. It knows how to blend the traditional with the unusual, cultivate leisure and serious activities, and have opposites co-exist. From the Grand-Place with its Gothic city hall to the Sablon, and the lively place Saint-Géry to the Royal Palace, via the chic Avenue Louise and the Heysel Stadium, the multifaceted ancient merchant city will never cease to amaze you.
A major center for art nouveau, surrealism and comic books, the Belgian capital is investing increasingly in culture, as evidenced by the number of new museums that have opened their doors in recent years. Like the Magritte Museum, the Fin-de-Siècle Museum, and recently, the MIMA (the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art), which showcases contemporary art in all of its forms.
Originality is also to be found near locations that can host MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events) activities. These draw on the city’s industrial legacy, such as the Brussels Event Brewery, a former factory, and The Egg Brussels. Participants find themselves entering another world and encounter places such as the iconic Atomium, Train World, and the Comics Art Museum. They travel back in time to the Grand-Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts, while the Villa Empain and the Royal Skating Rink are examples of the rather chic spots in Brussels.
Conferences and conventions are completely at home here, whether at the Square, Brussels Expo and its Palais 12, or at Tour & Taxis. Last of all, the city can hold its own against major gastronomic capitals. You can discover the famous Belga Queen, the copper decor of La Quincaillerie, or dine in an unusual setting thanks to the spectacular “Brussels in the Sky”.
Four Rezidor locations can host your events, starting with the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels located right in the heart of the historic city center. A mere 4 minutes’ walk from the Grand-Place, this Art Deco building has 281 rooms and suites around a spacious and light-filled atrium, as well as 18 meeting rooms and 2 restaurants, one of which, the Sea Grill, has been awarded two Michelin stars. Close to the European Parliament, the Radisson Red, Brussels offers an atmosphere that is decidedly urban, minimalist, and hyperconnected. The hotel has 149 “studio” rooms as well as 3 meeting rooms. The Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi is located directly opposite Brussels-South railway station and is only 5 minutes from the city center by public transport. It has 5 multi-purpose meeting spaces and 142 colorful rooms. Last but not least, the new Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport offers an ideal group meeting point, only 2km from Brussels International Airport. Its 162 rooms are complemented by 9 multi-purpose rooms which benefit from natural light.