The 5 Best Hotels and Suites in Brussels

5th January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb


DOMINICAN LOUNGE BAR © Design Hotelsotels

While adhering to five-star luxury standards, The Dominican takes great pride in good design.

The hotel is housed within a unique historic building, located on Rue Léopold, which was once home to the French painter Jacques-Louis Davide. Step inside and you will immediately notice references to Brussels’s art nouveau past: spiraling metalwork surrounds the Lounge Bar and Grand Lounge, and sweeping archways create what the hotel has dubbed “dramatic intimacy”. As a member of Design Hotels™ you can expect attention to design throughout, especially in the 150 individually designed rooms and suites. The hotel’s inner courtyard comes into its own during the summer when it becomes an alfresco extension of the Grand Lounge restaurant.


Why we love it: The silence of the Grand Place Suite is its ultimate luxury – situated on the top floor of The Dominican it overlooks the hotel’s peaceful inner courtyard, the City Hall tower and the Grand Place. Like the rest of the hotel it has been carefully designed with every detail purposely selected. The living room is the perfect refuge, with its open fireplace, Bose entertainment system and separate dining area seating eight. Although the suite only has one bedroom, interconnecting rooms can increase its capacity – and guests can even reserve the entire top floor for complete discretion and security.




  • Square footage: 830
  • Nightly rate: $2,000

Ellen de Boer, General Manager

+32 2 203 0808

Rue Léopold, 1000