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20 May 2016

Press Release


This summer, Flower Carpet, the most renowned flower event in Belgium, returns to Brussels, filling the centre of the city with the sight and scent of hundreds of beautiful flowers.

Between Saturday 13th and Monday 15th August 2016, the famous Grand Place in the heart of Brussels will be transformed into a colourful sea of flowers. This outstanding spectacle, which takes place every two years, is the ephemeral artwork of over 100 meticulous horticulturalists and Belgian craftsmen. These talented gardeners create a unique floral tapestry with 300 Begonias per square meter from 600, 00 cut flowers spanning over 1800 square metres, of the Grand Place.

This year is particularly special, as the famous carpet of flowers is celebrating both its 20th anniversary and 150 years of diplomatic and friendly relations with Japan. In light of this, Tapis de Fleurs, the event organisers have chosen to let the colours of Japan inspire the designers of the carpet.

With its ideal central location just few steps from the Grand Place, Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte hotel, is an official and exclusive partner of the Flower Carpet and the perfect starting point for all those who are curious to discover the radiant colours and delicate scents of this exclusive event, all the while enjoying the refined services of a five-star hotel.

To celebrate this special occasion, Hotel Amigo has created the Flower Carpet Package, a unique experience for this exceptional spectacle.

Everything is planned for a surprising and soothing stay while unwinding the beauty of nature into the heart of the city. A welcome drink at the Bar Amigo with signature cocktail “Frozen Bubbles”, created exclusively for this event by the hotel’s Head Barman and composed of Armagnac, Hibiscus flower syrup and Champagne.

To continue their journey, the guests will have the chance to discover sensorial enchantment thanks to the gift of a set of three candles created by the famous Belgian perfumery L’Antichambre.

This exclusive offer also includes two tickets to access to the balcony of the Town Hall, where guests can take advantage of the most beautiful panoramic view of the Flower Carpet in Brussels. In addition, guests can explore the nature of Brussels with special bespoke gardening itinerary through the city created by our Concierge team.

For guests staying on August 12th, the Hotel Amigo will provide personal invitations to the inauguration cocktail party which will take place in the City Hall’s courtyard, an exceptional and historical UNESCO world heritage building.

The Flower Carpet Package is available from 12th to 15th August 2016.

Rate: from €299, 00 for a Classic Room for two per night, service and Vat included (City tax of €9, 28 excluded). This offer includes one ticket per person for the balcony of the Town Hall, a welcome “Frozen Bubbles” cocktail per person, a buffet breakfast for two at our restaurant BoCConi, a set of three candles from L’Antichambre and an upgrade to a Deluxe Room.


T: +32 (0) 2 547 47 07
F: +32 (0) 2 502 28 05

To benefit from the Flower Carpet Package, please mention the name of the package during the reservation.

Silvia Brighenti, Sales & Marketing Director
T: +32 2 547 47 01

Lydie Caruana, PR & Marketing Coordinator

T: +32 2 547 47 25


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L’ Antichambre... the woman

Eight years ago, Anne Pascale Mathy-Devalck had the desire to create customized cosmetics... and time went by. Four years later, she shared the idea with a friend who had found a book of ancient perfume formulas in her mother’s belongings. Their initial idea was to bring those vintage perfumes back to life. But Anne Pascale recalled her original inspiration and began dreaming of a place where one could imagine and create unique fragrances.

What better than a fragrance to reveal one’s unique essence? So off she went to Grasse, the world’s perfume capital. And that’s where it all began...

L’ Antichambre... the concept

Of course the offer exists already but at a sadly prohibitive price tag - for the highly-priviledged. To Anne Pascale, luxury encompasses exclusivity, but above all, quality. This is reflected in her rigorous choice of raw materials. A variety of expert noses helped develop about 50 bases, all of which can be combined or worn alone, at the wearer’s discretion. What sets l’Antichambre apart, is a perfume elaboration in real-time: let your imagination flow and materialize into your own unique fragrance that you can literally walk out with!

L’ Antichambre... the art

To enter l’Antichambre is to penetrate a world apart. Architect Olivier Hannaert and designer Michel Penneman have conceptualized a scenic space combining concept and radition. Elegantly displayed, the lovely bottles reveal their secrets. Just select one or several of them, and the delicate task of blending begins in Anne Pascale’s lab...

L’ Antichambre... the pleasure principle

Because a fragrance is also an object of display, Anne Pascale also elaborated the perfect receptacle to reflect the spirit of the house. An elegant bottle, a custom label, a beautiful box... for an exceptional elixir. And rest assured that here, the secret of your formula is closely guarded L’Antichambre also offers its own blends composed in Grasse according to Anne Pascale’s desires. These are available in Eau de Parfum or Perfume, for women and men, as well as hypoallergenic.

Rocco Forte Hotels

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.

Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.

Future opening: Jeddah in 2016, Shanghai in 2018

Media Enquiries:
Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels