Anyone planning a trip to London, Paris or New York these next few weeks to get their Christmas shopping done? Or just savour that Christmas spirit? Wander the local markets, enchanted by beautifully put together window stills, fairy lit shopping streets and stay in gorgeously decorated hotels, where well known designers often display their take on seasonal cheer and create the epic Christmas tree in the hotel lobby. Why not forego the often-visited, traditional December weekend-trip destinations, and discover the gem that is our own capital, Brussels, during a little Christmas-lovin’ weekend? First point: where to stay?
A grand hotel in truest form of the word, Hotel Amigo has long been one of the finest luxury hotels Brussels has to offer, having been the choice of hotel for high class dignitaries, European Union officials and first class celebrities such as U2, Tina Turner, Robbie Williams and the ever graceful Nicole Kidman . This Yuletide season, the luxury 5-star hotel has chosen Diane von Fürstenberg to magically transform their hotel lobby into a winter wonderland. Returning back to her Brussels-based roots, the Belgian – born international famed designer will be handling the Christmas tree and additional decorations of the hotel. Come December 1st, the tree and decorations will be unveiled, so I’ll be heading over there to spend some time having my breath taken away.
To prove once more that they are the prime luxury hotel in Brussels for rockstars and fashionista’s alike, and to spoil their guests even more, Hotel Amigo takes it one step further and also offers a DVF-party arrangement. Consisting of a night in one of their suites with complementary champagne, a signed copy Mrs von Fürstenberg’s book ‘The Woman I
Wanted to Be’, and a beautiful, elegant black clutch, also from the hand of Diane von Fürstenberg. As if that wasn’t enough, you also get a private VIP session at the DVF boutique in Brussels for some private shopping heaven. I can already hear you think “all I want for Christmas…”