The Steigenberger Grandhotel in Brussels has reverted to its original name of Steigenberger Wiltcher’s, which it held between 1913 and 1925.
Wiltcher’s is a prestigious 5-star property that enjoys the status of being one of Brussels’ most legendary hotels. It was named for Sydney-Charles Wiltcher, a son of English immigrants who was engaged by Joseph de Crawhez to commence work on the Beaux-Arts style building in the early 20th century. The unique architecture he created and the oasis of well-being, high-end comfort and entertainment now on offer means that Belgium’s original luxury hotel is very much back in business.
Luxurious and elegant, every one of Steigenberger Wiltcher’s 225 rooms and 42 suites offers the same combination of quality, comfort and modernity. Wiltcher’s’ spacious ballroom makes it the ideal venue for conferences, international conventions or private receptions and the Loui Bar, recognised as one of the best hotel bars in Brussels, was awarded “Best Hotel Bar in Europe 2010” at the prestigious Villégiature Awards.
The bar, lobby and restaurant have all undergone thorough modernisation and a complete redesign. Plans are in place to launch a number of events at the hotel in the near future. These will include jazz piano sessions and arts lunches, and there will even be aspecial “Chocolate and Tea Time” event, which aims to introduce children to contemporary art. Pastry chef Michaël Derolez has been given the task of refreshing the dessert menu.
The D-Lounge cigar room, the restaurant and the bar will be reopened to bring their own unique appeal to Avenue Louise, one of Brussels’ busiest streets alongside all of the art galleries and luxury boutiques. A reinvented restaurant means an updated menu: Dutch chef Tjaco van Eijken’s subtle, authentic cuisine is bursting with flavour and attention to detail.
“Wiltcher’s is one of our top hotels. Its flair and its extremely hospitable atmosphere make it a favourite, not only for Heads of State and Government or Diplomats,” says Puneet Chhatwal, CEO Steigenberger Hotels AG. “We would like to congratulate General Manager Claude Rath on the extremely successful refurbishment work.”