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Charles Kaisin’s exclusive work of art

Uncover 1,017 pieces of beautiful origami during your stay


Brussels always looks dashing during the festive season, glowing with twinkling lights and delicate decorations. To elevate the season’s celebrations, Belgian’s famous surrealist designer Charles Kaisin has adorned the city’s landmarks with thousands of delicate Origami birds seemingly in flight, each one individually hand-made by Brussel’s city dwellers during lockdown. 


Several of the city’s iconic buildings, including our Hotel Amigo, have been artfully decorated with a flurry of multicoloured birds, an extension of Charles Kaisin’s wider ‘Origami for Life’ project, providing online tutorials to encourage those spending more time at home to learn how to make their own delicate little birds


Book an exceptional Christmas staycation in Brussels to soak up the festivities with a sumptuous stay at  Hotel Amigo. From our door, you can stroll along the picturesque cobbled streets past the sacred island and across the Grand Place to follow the trail of dainty Origami birds, artfully placed across city landmarks. Finish your visit with the artist’s last creation; a sensational flock of golden birds swirling around a magnificent Christmas tree to welcome you home. You can find a full list of sites to explore en route included below:

King's Gallery


Gallery of Princes

Queen's Gallery

The Courtyard of the Town Hall

Hotel Amigo

Collectors Gallery

À la Bonne Heure


Charles Kaisin has collaborated with leading international brands around the world in Europe, USA, Asia and Morocco, including the likes of Cartier, Hermès, Rolls-Royce, Delvaux, Roederer, Ice-Watch, Vange, Pierre Marcolini and Val-Saint-Lambert. Rocco Forte Hotels are honoured to be partnering with his project to bring special moments to the heart of the city, that everyone can enjoy while still keeping safe.


To explore the magic of Brussels, book a mid-week staycation or a weekend escape to our iconic Hotel Amigo with the help of our concierge team by emailing reservations.amigo@roccofortehotels.com or calling +32 2 547 4707.

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