Travel Information: Covid19 Notice

01 December 2017

Press Release


Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Brussels, is located in the heart of the « Ilot Sacré » just steps away from the sparkling Grand Place and the famous Sainte Catherine place. Located in this beautiful area, where the magic of Christmas envelopes the city each year, Hotel Amigo is the perfect place to celebrate the festive period.

The atmosphere of Brussels’ city center is particularly magical throughout the winter season. The wonderful Christmas Market that starts in late November brightens and enchants the pedestrian streets of Brussels. From the Grand Place to the fish market, whilst passing by the Stock Market and then Place Sainte-Catherine, the winter excitements extend over two kilometres with 200 stalls, Christmas animations, an ice skating rink, a majestic Christmas tree and a life-sized nativity scene.  

At Hotel Amigo, guests can enjoy an elegant and sophisticated festive atmosphere as renowned Belgian designer Fabienne Delvigne creates the hotel’s Christmas tree. Fabienne has designed beautiful hats, headpieces, jewellery and bags since 1987, and her delicate creations are favoured by the Queen Mathilde of Belgium, as well as the Royal families of Netherlands, Sweden and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. With a mind full of imagination, Fabienne often partners with other talented artisans to make all sorts of different creations, in new and exciting ways, yet always with refinement. For example, she has created hats out of crystal and chocolate!

The Christmas tree, with the signature black hat-box signed Fabienne Delvigne as the base, will be adorned with royal pheasant feathers and a deconstructed hat in beautiful colours. With fairytale-like features, the Delvigne Tree promises to be an imaginative work of art - the first of its kind at Hotel Amigo.

The artistic display continues in Ristorante BoCConi, where the iconic Italian design brand, Alessi, will take guests on a design journey with a thousand sparkling lights. The celestial decorations will be subtle and delicate, a unique installation that customers will only be able to experience at Bocconi. 

For guests wishing to stay during these festivities, Hotel Amigo offers the “Festive Break Package” which includes an overnight stay at the Hotel Amigo in a Classic room, a festive welcome cocktail at Bar Amigo, breakfast, an informative booklet with all the winter activities, Brussels’ Christmas market, as well as various amenities in the room.

For those interested in our artistic partnership, the Hotel Amigo also offers the “Delvigne Break Package”, which includes an overnight stay at the Hotel Amigo in a Junior Suite, a festive welcome cocktail at the Bar Amigo, breakfast, a visit to Fabienne Delvigne’s workshop and the design of your own customized hat as well as various amenities in the room.

"Festive Break Package”

From €329 per night in a Classic room, service and VAT. (city tax excluded)

"Delvigne Break Package”

From € 1079 per night in a Junior Suite, service and VAT. (city tax excluded) including a visit and creation of your own customized hat by Fabienne Delvigne.

The experience is available from December 1, 2017, a ten day advanced booking requested.

To benefit from the “Festive Break Package” or “Delvigne Break Package”, please mention the name of the package during reservation.

RESERVATIONS:   T: + 32 (0) 2 547 47 07

On December 24th, gourmets can enjoy a refined Italian five-course dinner, a menu exclusively created by the famous chef Fulvio Pierangelini of Ristorante BoCConi. On Christmas day, everything is planned to ensure that guests enjoy time with the family, with a menu inspired by a traditional Italian feast, but revisited by the modern know-how of the Maestro.

Christmas Eve dinner
24 December
7.00pm  BoCConi Ristorante
€90 per person - €45 per child (4-12 years)        

Christmas lunch
25 December
12.00pm Ristorante BoCConi
€65 per person - €32.50 per child (4-12years)

During the New Year’s Eve celebration, the culinary experience of the BoCConi is accompanied by live music and includes a delicious Italian dinner with a five-course service including fine wine pairing. Our Sommelier has used its expertise to find the best Italian vintages for these festive meals.

New Year’s Eve
31 December
8.00pm Ristorante BoCConi
€250 per person, with wine pairing (€195 per person, excluding drinks)
€95 per child (4-12 years), with beverages

T: + 32 (0) 2 547 47 15

Louise Henricot, PR & Marketing Coordinator
T: 02 547 47 25

Notes to editors

Fabienne Delvigne
Since 1986, Fabienne Delvigne has been designing hats, headpieces, jewelry, bags and shoes.

The expertise developed by the House Fabienne Delvigne from the end of the 1980s has enabled her to gain over the time, the trust of members of the Royal families in Belgium, Netherlands, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Sweden.

A talent rewarded by obtaining the title of patented supplier to the Court of Belgium since 2001.

Fabienne Delvigne collaborates with various houses such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Dior and Natan.

Either being extremely wise or reasonably eccentric, her creations are designed to make women more beautiful and more attractive. Her style is decidedly feminine, delicate and innovative.

In 2008, the Trendy Collection suggested hats to worn every day was launched. Also was available for men.

The hats and accessories of Fabienne Delvigne are hand-made inside her workshop in Brussels.

She also regularly organizes conferences on the magic of her creations as well as “the Art of Elegance”.

The Alessi company, born in 1921 as "Workshop for the work of the brass plate and nickel smeltery", has always been recognized for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, it gradually grew up to become a representative in the art of "Factories of Italian design", given its ability to apply acquired skills and excellence in design that differ from one another.

The company, open to all changes and of international development, is at the same time deeply rooted in the tradition and in cultural context of its territory: Alessi continues to be synonymous to crafting items made by use of machines.

Currently the mission of Alessi is to merge the most advanced quality of research with cultural, aesthetic and functional levels in the industrial series production.

The fruit of their product design is the result of constant effort of mediation between art and industry, between the "vastness of creation possibility" and the requirements of the market.

The company strives to constantly work on in balance between the most advanced international creative expressions and desires of the public.

The Alessi company has been defined as a "factory of dreams": with its products, it aims to contribute to meet a desire of happiness from the people, the need for Art and common poetry for everyone

Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of eleven hotels and resorts. Each of the hotels has its own personality, reflecting the country in which it is located. As members of Rocco Forte Hotels, they share a great importance to the attention to detail as well as the level of exemplarity and quality of service.

Created by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels includes: Hotel of Russia, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown's Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Verdura Resort, Sicily; Hotel Assila, Jeddah.

Next openings: Rome in 2018. Shanghai in 2018

Media Enquiries:

Rosie O'Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels

Kiera Blystad, Group Communications Executive
Rocco Forte Hotels