Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

Location and how to get there:
The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the Brussels, steps away from the picturesque Grand Place, which is the centerpiece of the city for social events and festivals, including the renowned Flower Carpet in the summer. The main Thalys and Eurostar terminal is just ten minutes by car from the hotel. Travel time to London is under three hours on Eurostar. Brussels is well-served by frequent direct flights to all the key cities in Europe. The airport is just 20 minutes by car from the hotel.

Number of rooms:
174 air-conditioned bedrooms, including 18 suites and the Blaton Suite; all have Diva-worthly marble bathrooms. The Penthouse Blaton Suite has a separate dining room, kitchen and roof terrace; ideal for private entertaining. Did someone say “girlfriend getaway?” In-room amenities include; two-line phones, voice messaging, dataport, interactive cable TV, broadband internet connection, minibar, safe with electric plug for laptops and trouser press.

Price range:
$260 and up per night.

Time of year to go:
The hotel offers the best prices are on weekend and summer. Brussels is best in the spring and fall.

Belgium is nestled between France and the Netherlands and has not one, but three national languages – French, Flemish, and German. Luckily, most people speak some English. From its enchanting old city center that looks like it drifted out of the pages of a fairytale to its epicurean wonders, you’ll be anything but bored in Brussels. With over 1800 restaurants and more museums and historic sites that you can shake a pomme fritte at, this itty-bitty city is filled with a ton of surprises. Home of Godiva chocolates, the Belgian waffle, and the seat of the European nation, Brussels is a small city with big flavor. And if you don’t fall in love with her majestic architecture, delicious food and spirited shopping venues, then you’ll fall in love with her residents. The Belgians are a fun, ironic group who don’t take themselves too seriously – how can they when their claim to fame is a statue of a boy peeing?

The Hotel Amigo is located in the heart of Brussels, set among the cobbled streets surrounding the Grand Place. Recently refurbished, the hotel’s interiors are fresh and contemporary with some Flemish-style touches. All rooms are individual in style and feature surrealist prints by Marcel Broodthaers and René Magritte; some have views through to the Grand Place, whilst others overlook the churches and spires of the city.

Why is this location so great for women?
The hotel is located next to the exclusive shopping area of the Belgian designers of Rue Antoine Dansaert. The numerous restaurants and bars nearby offer the chance to sample some of the 400 beers for which Brussels is famous. Other attractions can also be admired on foot, such as the many museums, antique shops, flea markets, Manneken Pis, and shops selling chocolate, tapestries and lace.

Services: Room service available 24 hours a day, WiFi in public areas, newspaper and bathrobe in the room, safe deposit box, Baffles TV in the bathrooms,
high speed internet connection in the rooms, limousine service, shoe polisher, turndown service.

Hotel Restaurants and Bars:
The Ristorante Bocconi serves Mediterranean and Italian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. The restaurant is renowned as one of the best Italian restaurant in Brussels and frequented by many local guests. Their Chef, Giuseppe Colella, is the winner of the Five Star Award and voted ‘One of the Finest Chefs’ by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences 2004.

The Amigo Bar is the perfect place to rest and enjoy a good cocktail or light lunch. The bar spills into the lobby lounge and the ideal place to have an après-shopping aperitif or a nightcap sampling of the impressive list of whiskies and cognacs.

Spa, health club:
A Fitness Centre equipped with the latest equipment (open 24 hours upon request) is available.
Beauty treatments are provided thanks to their partnership with Marianne Gray Institute, a local spa that is very close to the Hotel.

Bath products in rooms:
In the Deluxe and Executive rooms: Pacific Direct, made of essence of green tea.
In suites: Ex Voto Paris, amenities and candles made of essence of amber.

Specials for women/girlfriends:
Wellness and Beauty Moments Package:
Combine a relaxing moment with a luxurious stay at the Hotel Amigo. After a day’s shopping and sightseeing ease away your tensions with personalized body and facial treatments using essential oils with plant and seaweed extracts at the famous Marianne Gray institute, which is just steps away from the Hotel.

The Offer Includes: Two nights in a Classic Room, Full buffet breakfast at the Ristorante Bocconi, Two spa treatments, Daily newspaper, Access to the fitness centre, Important additional Information. Total price for a Classic room, for single or double occupancy, for 2 nights: $1200 USD.

Hotel Amigo,
Rue de l’Amigo 1-3,
Brussels 1000,
Belgium

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