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Conrad Brussels, 5 star hotel in Brussels

Conrad Brussels 5 star hotel in Brussels

Conrad Brussels 5 star hotel in Brussels

•    Overview of the Hotel: Situated on the Avenue Louise, the luxurious Conard Brussels is the hotel that is surrounded by the stylish shops, restaurants and bars.    Guest at the hotel can enjoy and can have access to the Aspria Wellness Centre. The private health club there at the hotel provides about various different beauty treatments. Restaurant Café Wiltcher’s serves international meals and as well has entirely covered terrace that provides the views of the courtyard. The smoking area in the Loui Lounge _ Bar provides a range of cigars and whiskeys. The hotel is about 5-minute walk away from the Louise Metro Station that provides the direct access to the Brussels South Station in 3 stops. The Magritte Museum and Royal Palace are about 15-minute walk away from there. The hotel has total 269 rooms and it is the part of the chain of the Hilton Hotels,Conrad Hotels _ Resorts.

•    Amenities at the Hotel:
With reference to general amenities in the hotel it include facilities as restaurant, bar, 24-hour front desk, newspapers,        terrace, non-smoking rooms, rooms/facilities for disabled guests,         elevator, safe, baggage storage,  all public and private spaces non-smoking and air conditioning. In services the hotel include as room service,  meeting/banquet facilities, business center, babysitting/child services, laundry, dry cleaning, hair/beauty salon, breakfast in the room, ironing service, currency exchange, shoe shine, car rental, tour desk, fax/photocopying and ticket service.

•    Hotel Rules: As for hotel rules in the common areas in the hotel same rules are applies whereas for the different rooms in the hotel the varying rules therefore are easily available and are provided. The check in time into the hotel is 15:00 hours and the checkout time is until 12:00 hours. Cancellation and prepayment policy there vary according to the room type. Pets are allowed there on a certain applicable charges. The hotel accepts cards like as American Express, Visa, Euro-Master Card, Carte Bleue, Diners Club and JCB.

•    Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Classic Double Room: € 146.73
Premium King Room: € 213.73
Junior Suite: € 263.98
King Room: € 146.73
Deluxe King Room:  € 166.83

Halle Gate, the fortified gate of Brussels

The Porte de Hal as called in French) or Hallepoort as called in Dutch is a very old medieval fortified city gate of the second walls of Brussels. Constructed in 1381, Halle Gate is a 14th century gate as developed as the second set of defensive walls that surrounded the Brussels. The gate therefore named as the city of Halle in Flemish Brabant which it faces. The original gate there includes a portcullis and drawbridge over a moat. The structure that is still visible at the time. There for an unforeseen reason the other six gateways and the defensive wall were demolished, however, the Halle Gate somehow survived as it was used up there as a prison. Sometimes it was used as custom house, grain storage and a Lutheran church.

The architect Henri Beyaert restored and modified this 13th century structure as between the 1868 and 1870, and added to it more the austere medieval tower with more romantic Neo Gothic embellishments. The outer entrance of the gate that is towards the Saint-Gilles, is now close to its original appearance. At front of the inner gate, at towards the city of Brussels, Beyaert added a circular tower as been topped by a conical roof, involving a monumental spiral staircase. Beyaert even added turrets and a large roof.

In 1847 the Halle Gate made a property of Belgium’s Musée Royal d’Armures, d’Antiquités et d’Ethnologie (Museum of Armour, Antiquity and Ethnology), now famous as a the Royal Museums for Art and History. By 1889, the Halle Gate was felt too small to keep the most of the collection; therefore remaining items were transferred to the   Cinquantenaire Museum. However it kept on showing the armour and weapons. In 1976, the building was in too much risky position to fall due to the dangerous condition of disrepair and thus was closed down. Finally renovations started, the Gate was once again started in 1991. However, it this time too faced the lack of money however museum there kept some temporary article and collections. In March 2007 a new repair work started and the park finally reopened for the public in June 6, 2008. The museum now keeps the exhibits about the history of the building, and of the city of Brussels and its defence. The primary part of the museum on each floor includes as Armour and Armaments, the Gothic Room, the Guilds Room and the roof space for the smaller exhibitions.

Be Manos Hotel, 5 star hotel in Brussels

Be Manos hotel 5 star hotel in Brussels

Be Manos hotel 5 star hotel in Brussels

•    Overview of the Hotel: The hotel is located about at a distance and walk of five minutes from Brussel’s Midi South Station with many Thalys and Eurostar intentional train connections.  There a buffer breakfast is there provided in the morning. For lunch and dinner, Belgian specialties and healthy menu choices are too provided there. There are total 60 rooms in the hotel.

•    Amenities at the Hotel: With respect to the general facilities as included in the hotel involves as restaurant, bar, 24-hour front desk, newspapers, terrace,        non-smoking rooms, elevator, safe, heating, design hotel and baggage storage. In services in the hotel are included as room service, meeting/banquet facilities, business center, babysitting/child services, laundry, dry cleaning,  breakfast in the room, ironing service and fax/photocopying.

•    Hotel Rules: With respect to hotel rules and policies in the hotel Be Manos, there exists a uniform and lateral policy at the common areas and rooms of the hotel. However, these hotel policies get varies as a person changes rooms. The check in time into the hotel is 14:00 hours and the checkout time is until 14:00 hours. There cancellation and prepayment policy differ according to the type of room where a person stays in.  Pets are allowed in the hotel free of any extra charges. Hotel accepts credit cards as American Express, Euro/Mastercard, Carte Bleue, Diners Club, Maestro, Bancontact and Debit card.

•    Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Standard Room: € 180 (Per Night)
Junior Suite: € 200 (Per Night)

Brussels lace, the popular hand crafted lace from Brussels

 Brussels Lace

Brussels Lace

Brussels lace is a sort of pillow lace that has roots around Brussels. There are many laces around Brussels that are too popular; however, the Brussels lace is strictly interpreted to bobbin lace in which the pattern is prepared first, then the ground. Brussels lace therefore should not be confused with Brussels point that is a sort of needle lace. Brussels lace is prepared in pieces, with the flowers and design different from the ground, unlike Mechlin lace or Valenciennes lace this help the long threads that form the design to be according to the curves of the pattern, whereas in bobbin laces prepared instantly, the threads run parallel  to the entire length of the lace.

Brussels lace easily can be recognized through its réseau or background, the toilé or pattern, and the lack of a cordonnet which outlines the pattern. The réseau is hexagonal, with four threads plaited four times on two sides, and two threads twisted twice on the remaining four sides. The toilé can be of two types, the standard woven texture like a piece of fabric, or a more open version with more of the appearance of a netted réseau. This brings the impact of the shades in the design an effect that was further used in the later designs. In Brussels lace, in place of cordonnet, the pattern is bordered with open stitches that then move around from the réseau or background.

Brussels lace is far popular for its delicacy and beauty. At its reality, it was prepared with the finest spun lined thread that is spun in dark damp rooms so that the threads do not become too much brittle. There only one ray of light use to be allowed in the room and falling straight on to the thread.  This the quality of this fine thread that prevents the mechanized production of the Brussels lace as well its production at other places as well. Brussels lace cost wise charge more than Mechlin lace, and is in much demand in   England and France. The production of the Brussels lace started in the   15th century and for the first time in detail is explained in England in a list given to Princess Mary at New Years 1543.

On the basis of Production, Brussels lace is found in three types including Point d’Angleterre came as the smuggled Brussels lace into the England due to a 1662 English Parliament bill that banned the import all sort of laces into the United Kingdom. And the lace with this name too becomes popular at other parts of Europe as well. Point plat appliqué is the name given to Brussels lace where the design is made on machine net, in place of handmade réseau. Point Duchesse is the type of Brussels lace that does not have a réseau.

Le Plaza, 5 star hotel in Brussels

Le Plaza 5 Star Hotel in Brussels

Le Plaza 5 Star Hotel in Brussels

•    Overview of the Hotel: The hotel with ample space for private parking and spacious rooms is situated next to the City2 Shopping Mall. The restaurant there has a painted ceiling and a fitness room as well. The air-conditioned rooms there are quite decorated with soft colors and light materials. There a large breakfast buffet is provided in the spacious salon having high ceilings and glass chandeliers. Hotel Le Plaza is situated about a 5 minute walk from Brussels North train station and a 10 minute walk from Grand Place. The Rogier Metro Station is 220 yards away from the hotel. The hotel has about 193 rooms and it is the chain of hotel Worldhotels.

•    Amenities at the Hotel: One can have the best state of the art facilities in the hotel including restaurant, bar, 24-hour front desk, newspapers, non-smoking rooms, rooms/facilities for disabled guests, elevator, safe, baggage storage and air conditioning. In services one can enjoy the convenience of room service,        meeting/banquet facilities, business center, laundry, dry cleaning, vip room facilities, breakfast in the room, ironing service, honeymoon suite,      currency exchange, souvenirs/gift shop, shoe shine, car rental, tour desk and         fax/photocopying.

•    Hotel Rules:
As far as for hotel rules, the common areas of the hotel are being governed by the hotel Le Plaza. The Check in time into the hotel is 15:00 hours and the check out time is until 12:00 hours. The cancellation and prepayment policies there vary according to the room type. Pets are allowed in the hotel on certain applicable charges. The hotel accepts cards as American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard and Diners Club.

•    Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Classic Room: € 110 (Per Night)
Deluxe Room: € 140 (Per Night)
Prestige Room: € 170 (Per Night)

The Death of Marat, painting at the museum of fine arts in Brussels

The Death of Marat is an eighteenth century (Year 1793) painting in the Neo-classical style by the Jacques- Louis David. The painting is being revered and is praised as an image from the French Revolution. This painting depicts the killing of radical journalist Jean-Paul Marat, killed on the 13th of July 1793 by Charlotte Corday. Corday was a French Revolutionary figure hailing from a mediocre aristocratic family. Corday, held Marat for the September Massacres and feared an all out civil war. He favored the assassination as terming it as an effort to save one lakh lives by killing the only one.

Jean-Paul Marat was a Swiss-born French physician, philosopher, political theorist and scientist and was referred as the well known radical journalist and politician from the French Revolution. It is said about him that Marat use to take shelter of cold bath to ease him from the violent itching as emerging from skin diseases that he suffered for a long period and are said to be caused as when he was forced to escape in Paris sewers to save him from his enemies. David was a close friend of Marat, as well as a strong supporter of Robespierre and the Jacobins. As he had a facial tumor as occurred due to fencing, David was excessively happy with his capacity to convince crowd for their speeches. He as an effort to memorize his friend, David painted this portrait of Marat.

Marat is quite praised one and is idealized and the painting there keeps no sign of skin problems. However in this painting he is not shown with the marks of his skin problems. David, however, collected the details from his visit to Marat’s residence well before the assassination as including, the green rug, the papers, and the pen.  David, there promised his friends in the National Convention that would inspect and show their murdered friend invocatively. The Death of Marat is there referred and designed as a personal hero. Yet the name Charlotte Corday can be seen there on the paper as kept in Marat’s left hand, the assassin herself is not visible.

While a close look of this painting shows Marat at his last breath when Corday and many others were yet close to them. And there David had tried to preserve more than the horror of martyrdom. In this manner, the painting, entirely from its beginning is a systematic construction of the victim and according to many critiques is termed as the “awful beautiful lie”. Many a times, the painting Death of Marat is been compared to the Michelangelo’s Pieta.

Le Meridien Bruxelles, 5 stars hotel in Brussels

Le Meridien Bruxelles 5 Stars Hotel in Brussels

Le Meridien Bruxelles 5 Stars Hotel in Brussels

•    Overview of the Hotel: Le Meridien Bruxelles is situated across from Brussels Central Train Station, and has distance of about 5 minutes from the Grand Place. Most of the spacious room presents the exquisite city views. There you can have exercise at your 24 hour fitness center. After that you can refresh yourself with a drink at the bar. The L’Epicerie Restaurant presents there French cuisine in a Caribbean setting. From the hotel you can reach Magritte Museum about in 7 minutes. The European Commission is there about 4 metro stops away from there. The hotel has about 224 rooms and it is the Chain of Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts.

•    Amenities at the Hotel:
For General facilities in the hotel it includes the following one as restaurant, bar, 24-hour front desk, newspapers,  non-smoking rooms, rooms/facilities for disabled guests, elevator, express check-in/check-out, safe, soundproofed rooms, heating, baggage storage, stores in hotel, gay friendly, allergy-free room. In services hotel provides the following one as fitness center, casino, massage, hiking, room service, meeting/banquet facilities, business center, babysitting/child services, laundry, dry cleaning, breakfast in the room, ironing service, honeymoon suite, currency exchange, souvenirs/gift shop, car rental,      fax/photocopying and  ticket ser.

•    Hotel Rules:
With respect to the hotel rules there are some common rules in the hotel that are common for every guest staying in the hotel. However, these hotel rules get change from rooms to room where a person is staying in.  The check in time into the hotel is 15:00 - 00:00 hours and checkout time is between 07:00 - 12:00 hours. The Cancellation and prepayment policies there vary according to the room type.  Pets are allowed in the hotel. It accepts credit cards as American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Carte Bleue, Diners Club and JCB.

•    Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Superior Double/Twin Room: € 125 (Per Night)
Deluxe King/Twin Room: € 175 (Per Night)

Bavarian National Museum, one of the historical museums

The Bavarian National Museum is among one of the most important cultural history museums in entire Europe. The building is stood tall in the style of historism by Gabriel von Seidl 1894-1900 and is the most original and significant museum building of that time and era. The building is situated at the Prinzregentenstrasse, which is among one of the city’s four royal avenues. The museum at the time was constructed at the place of an older building; presently, it houses the State Museum of Ethnology. The museum was established by the king Maximilian II of Bavaria in 1855. It keeps an entire big house with collection of European artifacts from the late antiquity till the early 20th century. From the start, the entire collection is equally divided into two main groups as the art historical collection and the folklore collection.

While at the back side of the museum, there is located the house of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection (Archäologische Staatssammlung) as from the very first  settlement as occurred during the Paleolithic Ages through the Celtic civilization and the Roman period till the early Middle Ages. The art historical collection there shows the artworks in a tour as kept in about forty rooms as ranging from the hall for late antiquity and Romanesque art through the rooms for Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo art to the exhibits of Classicism and Art Nouveau.

Among the exhibits in the museum the prominent ones include the things like one as ivory reliefs, goldsmith works, textiles, glass painting, tapestries and shrines. There on show remain the sculptures as developed by the prominent sculptors like Erasmus Grasser, Tilman Riemenschneider, Hans Multscher, Hans Leinberger, Adam Krafft, Giovanni Bologna, Hubert Gerhard, Adriaen de Vries, Johann Baptist Straub, Ferdinand Tietz, Ignaz Günther, Matthias Steinl, and Ludwig Schwanthaler. The museum is too poplar for its collections of courtly culture, musical instruments, furnitures, oil paintings, sketches, clocks, stoneware, majolica, miniatures, porcelain and faience. It is about the world’s best collection of the Nymphenburg porcelain figures of Franz Anton Bustelli (1723-63). At the western direction of the museum is located The Bollert Collection having the late medieval sculptures and paintings. The Folklore collection there keeps the conventional Bavarian furnitures, rural pottery, crockery and religious folklore involving the extraordinary collection of Neapolitan, Sicilian, Tyrolian and Bavarian Wood Carvings with street scenes and Nativity Scenes.

Le Meridien Bruxelles, five stars hotel in Brussels

Le Meridien Bruxelles five stars hotel in Brussels

Le Meridien Bruxelles five stars hotel in Brussels

•  Overview of the Hotel: This Le Meridien Bruxelles hotel is situated across the Brussels Central Train Station, about a 5-minute walk away from Grand Place. Most of the big rooms of the hotel provide an exclusive city views. The   Meridien Brussels has about a 24-hour reception and a massage service. From there you can reach upto the Magritte Museum about in about 7 minutes. The European Commission is about only 4 stands away from there. The hotel has about 224 rooms and it is the chain of the Le Meridien Hotels _ Resorts.

•    Amenities at the Hotel: As far as for the general amenities in the hotel the prominent ones are as restaurant, bar, 24-hour front desk, newspapers,     non-smoking rooms, rooms/facilities for disabled guests, elevator,  express check-in/check-out, safe, soundproofed rooms, heating, baggage storage, stores in hotel, gay friendly and allergy-free room. With respect to activities in the hotel it includes as the fitness center, casino, massage and hiking. in services it includes the things as the room service, meeting/banquet facilities, business center, babysitting/child services, laundry, dry cleaning, breakfast in the room, ironing service, honeymoon suite, currency exchange,  souvenirs/gift shop, car rental,        fax/photocopying and ticket ser.

•    Hotel Rules: With respect to hotel rules for the Le Meridien Bruxelles despite being a general policy. The hotel rules change from hotel rooms to hotel rooms. The Check in time into hotel is 15:00 to 00:00 hours. And the check out time is 07:00 - 12:00 hours. Cancellation and prepayment policies there vary accordingly from room type to room type. The hotel accepts cards like American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Carte Bleue, Diners Club and JCB.

•    Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Superior Double/Twin Room: € 119 (Per Night)
Deluxe King/Twin Room: € 169 (Per Night)

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, five stars hotel in Brussels

Radisson blu royal five stars hotel in Brussels

Radisson blu royal five stars hotel in Brussels

•   Overview of the Hotel: This beautiful and elegant hotel with a glass dome is situated about five minutes walk away from Grand Place and Brussels Central train station. The restaurant in the hotel Sea Grill is awarded with 2 Michelin stars. The hotel has the rooms in five respective styles like classic, maritime, art deco at home and oriental and each room having Wi-Fi and coffee/tea facilitates.   Hotel has about 281 rooms and it is the chain of Radisson Blu.

•    Amenities at the Hotel:
As for the general services in the hotel it provides the amenities like as restaurant, bar, 24-hour front desk, newspapers, non-smoking rooms, rooms/facilities for disabled guests, family rooms, elevator, express check-in/check-out, safe, design hotel, allergy-free room and air conditioning. As for services in the hotel there prominent ones are room service,       meeting/banquet facilities, business center, babysitting/child services,        laundry, dry cleaning, breakfast in the room, ironing service, currency exchange, shoe shine and fax/photocopying.

•    Hotel Rules: With respect to hotel rules there are some rules that are necessary for every person to follow who is visiting the hotel as guest. However, these hotel rules can vary from hotel rooms to hotel rooms. The check in time into hotel is 15:00-00:00 hours whereas the check out time there is between 07:00 -12:00 hours. Cancellation and prepayment policies too depend upon the type of room where a person is staying in the hotel. Pets are allowed in the hotel. The hotel even accepts the credit cards like American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard and Diners Club.

•    Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Standard Room: € 219 (Per Night)
Business Class: € 279 (Per Night)
Magritte Package: € 259 (Per Night)

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