Freshly renovated, the Hotel Indigo Brussels – City is located on Place Rogier, next to the Brussels Botanical Gardens. It is set in the former Hilton Brussels City, which was built in 1928 as the Hotel Albert 1er in Art Deco style, of which it remains some exterior features. A previous renovation in the 1980s gutted its interiors.
Guest rooms feature one of three garden-inspired themes: floral, herbal, and tropical. The room designs mimic what used to be the grand greenhouse in the Botanical Gardens which was also split into the same three climates. Walls and some ceilings in the rooms boast very bold botanic inspired patterns and self-sustaining Pika Plant Jars, the original airtight terrarium. Each room boasts comes with premium bedding, a working corner equipped with complimentary water, a coffee-machine, a smart TV, and an en-suite bathroom with Art Deco touches.
The hotel is home SERRA, a restaurant that is dedicated to producing delicious food that has a positive impact on people and the planet. A combination of terra (the soil) and serre (the greenhouse), the name is a tribute to nature. Offering a quick bite at Urban Picnic or a delicious menu at Garden Kitchen, Serra is centred around the ethos that good food has a positive impact on people and the planet. Serra describes itself as “authentic, eco-friendly, locavore” with everything being sourced or grown within 100 miles of the hotel.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 284 rooms • hotel opened: 2020 • architecture: Michel Polak • interior design: Henry Reeve • parking possible nearby (charged) • Brussels North railway station: 6-minute walk (direct connection with airport in 15 minutes) • metro station Rogier in front of hotel • Grand Place: 15-minute walk • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk