SOURCE: Marriott International
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2013) - The holidays are the happiest time of year, especially for anyone travelling to Brussels. After all, with five exciting events planned at two of Brussels' most luxurious city centre hotels, the Brussels Marriott Hotel and the Renaissance Brussels Hotel, guests can't help but raise a glass and join in the electric buzz of celebration.
The fun begins on Christmas Eve when the hotels' downtown Brussels restaurants take beloved holiday fare and, for 50EUR per person, add a gastronomic twist that speaks to foodies and traditionalists alike. Steak and potatoes, for example, becomes beef fillet in a puff pastry served with skewers of Brussels sprouts and Maxim's potatoes at the Brussels Marriott Hotel's Midtown Bar & Grill. More adventurous celebrants might prefer the foie gras and roast loin of venison at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel.
Whichever menu guests opt for, the experience is designed to get the holidays started off right. Both hotels feature some of the most comfortable and contemporary accommodations in Brussels with luxury bedding and high-speed Internet, plus they're just steps away from Belgium's most beloved attractions, like the Grand Place and the EU District.
There's no better time to experience the convenience and amenities of both hotels, though, than New Year's Eve. Once again, dining in Brussels steals the spotlight thanks to each hotel's unique menu. At the Brussels Marriott Hotel, the 80EUR-per-person menu begins with 13 appetisers, continues with four options for entrees (think lobster and a fillet carvery station) and ends with a selection of desserts and coffee and tea. Parking is included, and a DJ will be on-hand to keep the energy up as guests sip and nibble their way into 2014. Guests who book the Royal Suite offer, however, can luxuriate in the suite's accommodations for two, along with an in-suite dinner for eight of their friends. In addition to the buffet, suite guests will enjoy the services of a personal butler and server; unlimited Champagne; a bar for beer, wine and soft drinks; and even five designated parking spaces. Best yet, a hangover breakfast with two Bloody Marys is included the following day, all for 3,500EUR.
At the Renaissance Brussels Hotel, patrons can choose between the 75EUR-per-person buffet dinner. The buffet centers on four styles of cuisine -- Belgian, Moroccan, Italian and Middle Eastern -- that are manifested in 25 different dishes.
To join in any of these holiday events, guests must book a reservation by calling 32-02-516-90-29 for the Brussels Marriott Hotel, 32-02-505-22-68 for the Renaissance Brussels Hotel or 32-02-505-29-00 for the Royal Suite offer.
About the Brussels Marriott Hotel
Elegantly residing near the Grand Place and Mont des Arts, the Brussels Marriott Hotel boasts four-star service within an ideal location. Guests indulge in renovated accommodations, sumptuous bedding, spacious work areas and wireless Internet, along with a fitness centre and sauna. Plus the hotel's Midtown Bar & Grill restaurant lets visitors mix with locals over U.S. prime beef steaks enhanced by local ingredients and seasonal side dishes. Six meeting rooms afford 6,780 square feet of versatile event space for corporate guests. And countless nearby museums, shops and cafes promise a vacation that is as dynamic as the hotel itself.
About the Renaissance Brussels Hotel
With 262 guest rooms and 18 suites featuring flat-screen televisions, high-speed Internet, 24-hour room service and plush bedding, the Renaissance Brussels Hotel welcomes visitors with an impressive repertoire of amenities. Among these are a state-of-the-art fitness centre, which offers fitness classes, personal training and access to the sauna and heated indoor pool. Plus two restaurants, the hugely popular Parnasse Bistro and the trendy Schengen Bar, bring the best of Belgian dining on-site, while 10 meeting rooms feature 6,824 square feet of space to welcome corporate travelers. Best yet, all these luxuries are only further enhanced by the property's location in the European Quarter, close to the chic boutiques along Avenue Louise and all the best Brussels sights.