Rue Léopold / Leopoldstraat 9
150 non-smoking rooms including 3 suites
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Architect: Lens Ass
Interior design: FG Stijl
The Dominican, tucked behind the famous theatre and opera house Le Monnaie, is a new design hotel in Brussels offering a strong sense of history mixed with forward-thinking, eclectic design in the European Union’s capital city.
Public spaces and rooms were carefully curated and designed by the renowned Dutch design duo FG stijl, whose members, Colin Finnegan and Gerard Glintmeijer, won the prestigious Prix-Villegiature Paris” for Best Interior Design in 2005. The hotel’s sweeping archways are a clear reference to Brussels' Dominican abbey that stood on this site in the 15th century. Acclaimed French painter Jacques-Louis David also later lived – and painted – here. His original façade has been integrated into the new construction by the Belgium architectures Lens Ass. Guests enter the lofty, high-ceilinged public spaces and their breath is taken away by the attention to detail and what the hotel has dubbed “dramatic intimacy.” A stroll through the Monastery Corridor evokes an almost medieval feeling of elegance with original Belgium stone flooring. The Grand Lounge, considered the heart of The Dominican Hotel, calls to mind the spirit of old European decadence in soaring windows and metalwork at the same time as attracting a definitively style-conscious modern clientele with its cutting-edge design.
The 150 guestrooms and suites – each with an individual look – are situated around a quiet inner courtyard and feature a rich combination of contemporary design and luxurious textiles; offering quiet comfort in a cloister-like setting. It’s a wonderful respite from the Continent’s new governmental hub, and a space in which old and new Europe effortlessly meld.