By D. Gregory Perrin
Brussels
Belgium
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The history of Brussels, Belgium dates back centuries to the 10th century when it was founded by a descendant of Charlemagne. Over the years, the city has become a bustling metropolis over 1 million inhabitants and a major tourism center in Europe. Brussels is not only the capital city of Belgium, but also hosts the headquarters of the European Union.

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EscapeWizard.com recommends starting your sightseeing tour of Brussels at the Atomium. This structure is 335 feet tall and was built for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. This structure is one of the most known in the city and no trip would be complete with out taking in its immense beauty and size. Vacationers can even go up inside and get a bird’s eye of the city from the top for a minimal fee.

The next place on EscapeWizard.com’s must see list is the Parc de Bruxelles. This historic plaza in the city is the location of both the Grand Palace and the Belgium Parliament building, which sit on opposite sides of the plaza. Vacationers can utilize the metro service to arrive here and get off at Parc Station.

First, take in a tour at the Belgium Parliament Building (Palais de la Nation), built in 1779. This building became the home of the Parliament in 1830, and vacationers must call in advance for a guided tour (02 519 8136), which is only given when Parliament is not in session. Travelers who do not call in advance can enter the building only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, which is when Parliament is in session.

Next, travelers can walk across the street to view the Grand Palace. This building is the home of the Head of State of Belgium, so vacationers can not enter it due to security precautions. But the architecture of the building makes it very picturesque.

Brussels, Belgium is home to an enormous number of museums. The Autoworld Museum has over 400 automobiles from the 20th century. The Royal Museum of the Army and Military History is another amazing establishment. The exhibits here range from the Belgium Revolution to both World Wars and even military airplanes. The list just goes on from there. EscapeWizard.com’s other recommendations for museums include: Museum of Modern Art, Comic Strip Museum, Magritte Museum, Horta Museum, and the Gueuze (Beer) Museum.

All in all, EscapeWizard.com highly recommends Brussels, Belgium for your next European Vacation. Whether you are just in the city for day on a multi-city European trip, or spend an entire week, Brussels has a large assortment of options that can accommodate anyone’s taste. Just click on the above links to start searching for great flight and hotel options in the city.
Hotels in Brussels
By Danielle Dahlkoetter
Aloft Brussels Schuman
Place Jean Rey 3, 1040 Brussel, Belgium
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Aloft Brussels Schuman is a splash of modern design amidst an ancient city. It appeals to the zeitgeist of the 21st century offering guests an energetic social scene. A snappy 20 minute commute from the Brussels Airport (BRU) check-in is at 3:00pm, luggage storage is available. Parking is available for a fee, and public transit options are readily accessible. Only minutes from the Maelbeek metro station, guests are connected to the entire city, although many attractions are easy walking distance. Take in the European fashions in the fabulous shopping districts, glimpse the powers of Europe at the Royal Palace and European Commission, or create lifelong memories at historical landmarks.

The most welcomed feature of the Aloft hotel to weary travelers is their incredibly unique rooms. These rooms create an energetic sensation with ceilings over eight feet and extra-large windows. The hotel offers two classes of rooms, the Aloft room and the Savvy room. All rooms include in-room Wi-Fi, optional family room for extra space, walk-in shower, the choice of one king or two queen sized beds, and guaranteed smoke-free air. The Aloft room comes with complimentary gym access and 9 Aloft rooms are available for disability access. The Savvy rooms come with complimentary gym and spa access and views of either Park Leopold or the square Jean Rey. No matter which way the window faces, your room will be filled with natural sunlight and an invigorating sense of adventure.

This hotel creates an exciting atmosphere for guests to meet and mingle with other travelers. You may find yourself drawn into one of the Re: mix lounges, communal lounges primed for socializing with games and billiards or drinks at the W xyz Bar. Snack attacks are easily conquered at the re: fuel grab’n go eatery. Guests can also get their sweat on in the re:charge fitness center with cardio machines, stretching zone with yoga mats, and weight lifting. The Aloft hotel is also pet-friendly, treating dogs to a complimentary dog bed, woof-alicious treats, and a snack & sip station in the lobby.

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Hotels in Brussels
By Tenaya Courtney
Hilton Brussels Grand Palace
Carrefour de l\\\'Europe 3, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
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Located opposite Central Station and just a 20-minute drive from Brussels Airport, Hilton Brussels Grand Palace (formally Le Meridien Brussels) is the ideal hotel to relax at during your next visit to Belgium’s beautiful capital city. In addition to being easily accessible, the elegant hotel is surrounded by buildings of historical significance. Hilton Brussels Grand Palace is just a short walk away from the Grand Place and the Hotel de Ville, Brussels’ city hall and a must-see for any admirer of gothic architecture, and is also within walking distance of several art museums. Check-in at Hilton Brussels Grand Palace is at 3 p.m., and valet service and self-parking are available for a fee.

Hilton Brussels Grand Palace boasts 224 lavishly appointed and comfortable rooms, including junior suites and full suites on the top floor which offer panoramic views of the city. Rooms are available with king and queen beds. Each guest room comes equipped with a mini bar, 24-hour in-room dining, and a work desk with PC connectivity (high-speed wireless internet access is available for a small fee). At the end of the day, guests can relax in front of the TV in their hotel room, enjoying any of 38 channels in a range of European languages.

Hotel amenities at Hilton Brussels Grand Palace include a fitness center with equipment for aerobic and strength workouts, as well as massage treatments to relax weary travelers. At Chef Vincent Masson’s L’Epicerie, savor delicious French cuisine made from local ingredients in an elegant atmosphere, or attend Sunday brunch for delicious pastries. For a coffee or cocktail, head to the Longitude 421’ Bar to relax with an expertly made drink amidst a sophisticated collection of books. With an abundance of amenities, fine dining available on site, elegant rooms, and sightseeing nearby, Hilton Brussels Grand Palace is the perfect hotel for your next visit to Brussels. Make sure you get the best possible price for your stay at Hilton Brussels Grand Palace by booking with EscapeWizard.com: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Brussels
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Brussels National Airport, Brussels, Belgium
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The Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel is a convenient choice for your stay in Brussels whether you are visiting for business or leisure. Located just steps away from the airport entrance, this hotel offers a great location as well as wonderful amenities. The train station is also nearby, allowing for access to all of Belgium. Business travelers will find many of the large corporate buildings nearby, and well as NATO headquarters. Those interested in sightseeing will be thrilled with the short distances to the Heizel Area, the Royal Palace, and many shops and restaurants.

You can choose from Classic rooms, Club rooms or suites for your stay. All rooms offer the comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, as well bathrobes and slippers. Travelers who need to get some work done will appreciate the desk, ergonomic chair, and available high speed internet access for a small extra cost. At the end of the day you can relax and watch television, complete with cable channels and in-room movies. These 100% non-smoking rooms are soundproofed to ensure a quiet, comfortable stay.

You can take advantage of the many wonderful restaurants nearby, or stay closer to home and visit Gullivers Restaurant. This casual restaurant is open from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m., and offers authentic Belgian dishes as well as international cuisine. There is also a bar serving up some of the famous Belgian beers, or try the wine and beer bar, featuring a wide variety of wines and mineral waters.

The Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel offers additional amenities for guests, including a fitness room and a Business center. Massage treatments are available, as well. There is a hairdresser, 24-hour concierge, dry cleaning service, and childcare service, sure to meet all of your needs. This is also the perfect place to host your meeting or event. There are 23 meeting spaces to choose from, and a StarMeeting Concierge will assist with every detail.

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Hotels in Brussels
By Tekisha Slack
Crowne Plaza Brussels
Rue Gineste 3, Brussels, Belgium
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At Crowne Plaza Brussels-Le Palace you're just 30 minutes' drive from Brussels Airport. Stride through the golden, Art Nouveau Lobby to receive a warm welcome from the helpful and friendly Front Desk staff. After a smooth check-in, retreat to your bright guest room where high ceilings and polished wooden floors create an uplifting sense of space. Take in the sky blue, Art Nouveau-inspired decor, or surf the web with complimentary wireless Internet. Guests can also upgrade to an exquisite Le Palace Suite, with space for business meetings as well as a private sauna and bar.
Other standard room amenities include:
• Connecting Rooms
• Double Glazed Windows
• In Room Safe
• Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
• Iron / Ironing Board
• Rollaway Bed/Cot
• Separate Hanging Closet
• Sofa-bed
• Trouser press
• All rooms non smoking
• Cable / Satellite TV
• In Room Movies - Premium Cable
• In Room Video Check-out
• Video Review / Checkout

Host memorable events in the chandelier-studded ballroom or brainstorm with colleagues in the Balanced Senses meeting rooms, where harmonious greens and blues, natural light and fresh coffee sharpen the mind. Complimentary wireless Internet is found everywhere you go. Collect your thoughts in the sauna at the hotel’s modern Health Club or simply draw inspiration from views over Brussels' Parc Botanique from the sumptuous Crowne Plaza-Brussels-Le Palace hotel.

The hotel’s Nouveau Taste restaurant isn't afraid to stand out from the crowd; with chef-inspired, tireless menu choices and taste-bud tingling medleys such as the divine wasabi ice cream. This restaurant offers something new and different in dining. Enjoy drinks on the terrace or savour sumptuous Belgian beers at the Deco Verre bar. In room service is also available to guests.

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Hotels in Brussels
By Kristen A. Grose
Four Points by Sheraton Brussels
Rue Paul Spaak 15, Brussels, Belgium
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As the de facto capital of the European Union, Brussels has become a top place for both cultural and business visits. The Four Points by Sheraton Brussels, is wise hotel selection given its great location just off the Avenue Louise. As a main thoroughfare, transportation, and business hub, you will certainly be amongst the lively hustle of this grand city.

Getting to the hotel, and navigating around the city once you are there, are easy! The Four Points by Sheraton is located approximately 16 km away from the National Airport, Zaventem International (BRU). Additionally, Brussels is well connected by rail and the Midi Railway Station is only a 2 minute walk from the hotel. Brussels is best explored by foot or bike, and there are ample sights that are noteworthy that are close-by. On rainy days, or for those destinations a bit further, there is a great network of tram, bus, and underground subway lines to get you there.

All the rooms are stylishly decorated and come equipped with superior amenities that you would expect of a luxury accommodation. Enjoy Sheraton's signature Four Comfort Bed; and depending on your needs, choose to have it in a King, Queen, or Twin options. Even in the Classic Room, you'll be spoiled with spacious living quarters, in room entertainment, and a mini-bar. Or, treat yourself to an Extra Comfy Room where you can slip into the spa-quality bath robe and slippers and enjoy the views out over the tranquil city garden. Accessible and joining guests suites are available too, for special needs and larger families. Additionally, with a Check-in time of 2 p.m. and standard Check-out of 12 p.m. you'll have time to enjoy all the comforts of your cushy accommodation.

The central position of the hotel provides you ideal access to many of Brussels top sites. One of the city's most memorable landmarks is the Grand Place. It is located a couple of kilometers north and not only is it the city's central square, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other important tourist destinations are the Manneken Pis and the European Parliament buildings, which are also nearby.

After a full day of sightseeing, return to the Sheraton for the Four Points Best Brews Program. Local and imported beers are highlighted at the bar every evening, and EscapeWizard.com assures it to be a delightful evening! If you are looking for a more peaceful atmosphere, the hotel boasts a lovely garden where guests can unwind. Or, run off your remaining energy in the hotel's fitness center. One thing is for sure, whatever your mood - the Four Points by Sheraton Brussels has you covered!

As the largest city in Belgium, and the seat of many international organizations, Brussels is abounding with tourists, students, backpackers, and business people each year. Whatever your reason for voyage, click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and let EscapeWizard.com make your booking process easy!