|ADDRESS:||Rue de l’Amigo 1-3
|OWNER:||Sir Rocco Forte
|LOCATION:||Hotel Amigo is situated in the heart of Brussels, next to the picturesque Grand Place.
|HISTORY:||On the area of the actual Hotel Amigo, a building predated 1522 was bought by the city council and turned into a prison. If we believe most Brussels’ historians, the name “Amigo” comes from an error of language interpretation. They say that the Spanish soldiers of the sixteenth century were Dutch unfamiliar. They have confused the word “vrunt” (prison) with the word “vriend” (friend), and therefore translated to “amigo”. Today, the official address of the hotel is “Vruntstraat” (in Dutch), “rue de l' Amigo “(in French).
The Hotel was built in 1957 over 6 floors by the Blaton family for the Brussels World’s Fair of 1958.
Rocco Forte Hotels took over Hotel Amigo in January 2000. The hotel has undergone a complete refurbishment to restore it to its former glory and to claim its rightful status as the best luxury hotel in the city.
The interior of the hotel is a true artistic heritage preserved by Rocco Forte Hotels: Flemish tapestries of the eighteenth, and the authentic pavement fifteenth century (1620) in the lobby.
The five-star Hotel Amigo is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
|DESIGN:||Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels Director of Design.
|INTERIOR:||The hotel's style reflects the fresh, modern interiors now synonymous with the Rocco Forte Hotels’ brand, whilst retaining the hotel's character and charm.|
|ACCOMMODATION:||The hotel has 173 air-conditioned bedrooms including 19 suites. The Presidential Suite Magritte measures 110 sqm. The Royal Suite Blaton, 180 sqm, has a living room, a kitchen and a private roof terrace, which offers a privileged view of the tower of the City Hall, World Heritage of UNESCO.
|BAR & RESTAURANT:||Ristorante BoCConi serves authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy and contemporary atmosphere. The restaurant has a separate street entrance and a terrace. Sample Italian dishes made using the finest local Belgian produce.
Bar A is the ideal place to enjoy a signature cocktail, a cognac or a glass of Italian wine while listening to live music.
|CONFERENCES:||Four fully-equipped meeting rooms plus ballroom for up to 150 theatre-style, 180 seated dinner and 300 people for a cocktail.
|GUEST ROOMS:||49’’ Samsung televisions
Two line telephones
Fax and data ports
Mini bar featuring a selection of champagnes, spirits, soft drinks and light local bites
Individually controlled air conditioning
Thick terry bathrobes
|GUEST SUITES:||All of the above plus:
Complimentary buffet breakfast for two
Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi
In-suite check in
Espresso coffee machine with complimentary coffee pods
Evening wear pressed on the arrival night
Choice of pillows, duvets, mattresses, cottons or linens
Late checkout guaranteed until 4pm upon departure
Complimentary packing/unpacking service
|GUEST SERVICES:||24-hour in-room dining
24-hour business center
Instant message delivery
Wi-Fi available in public areas
Twice-daily housekeeping service
Same-day laundry service upon request
Complimentary packing and unpacking service on request
Fast check-in and check-out
Full concierge service
Transfer to/from airport/station on request
HEALTH & FITNESS:
|24-hour fully equipped fitness centre
“Each of our properties is individual – each has its own personality, and each is authentic to its city. All are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. No one knows the cities and their surrounding areas quite as we do. My family has been in the hospitality business for four generations – in that time we’ve developed a distinctive approach to service and a certain sense of style. We bring our expertise and attention to detail to our guests in a way that is natural and warm.”
Sir Rocco Forte
Chairman and CEO
|RESERVATIONS:||Represented by The Leading Hotels of the World
T: +32 (0) 2 547 47 07 / F: +32 (0) 2 502 28 05
|PRESS & PR:||Louise Henricot, PR & Marketing Executive
Rocco Forte’s Hotel Amigo
T: 02 547 47 25