Steigenberger recently took over management of the grand hotel on Avenue Louise, the most chic street in Brussels. (This Beaux Arts-style hotel was a Conrad until 2012.) After a big renovation unveiled in March 2015, the hotel changed its name to Steigenberger Wiltcher’s—adding the moniker that’s best-known to natives of Brussels. Wiltcher’s was the original name when the hotel first debuted in 1913, and it’s still the name used to describe the small square in the courtyard of the vast building.
All 225 rooms and 42 suites had a makeover, and now feature new fabrics, furnishings, and carpets. The Executive suites provide a separate living room for entertaining guests, and there’s also a Presidential and a Royal suite. The restaurant, bar, lounge, and terrace were also completely renovated.
This is a five-star hotel catering to a business clientele. During our stay, there were multiple delegations for important political summits and conferences. There is ample meeting and event space with conference rooms and one of the biggest ballrooms in the city. Connected to the hotel is one of the top health clubs in Brussels with personal trainers and fitness classes. (Hotel guests can access it for 30 euros/day.)
The Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is now a signature property for Germany-based Steigenberger Hotels AG.