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Pantone Hotel, Brussels: Best Small Hotel Design of the World 2011

• 26 Mar, 2012 • Catégorie: Belgium, Design hotels in Europe, One hotel a day, Top stories, Western Europe

Michel Penneman, interior designer of the White Hotel in Brussels, bought an orange Pantone Bag at the first exhibition of by-products. This is how the idea of a Pantone hotel was born. A dream came true two years ago, when Avi and Ilan Haim, two brothers from London, purchased a large building in the so desired district of Saint-Gilles.

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

The Pantone Hotel’s concept unites a color, a drawing and a snap in a same room, respecting the authentic simplicity of the building, dating from 70s’. Of course, Pantone has took part in the project, but designers have carte blanche, and the result is just amazing. Just entered in the hall, you can’t miss the color of the year and the beautiful bicycles made specially by the brand. Blue, yellow, red, green, purple, fluo pink and tangerine, this incredible hotel shakes the Northern gray sky.

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

Business (wo)men and city trip enthusiasts have no reason to be worried. Colors are numerous but never too much. The great duet composed of Michel Penneman and Olivier Hannaert (architect) gave the main role to white, they use it on each floor as a background to support the range of various colors. In rooms, you’ll find minimalist white furniture and a huge backlight snap hung on the wall as headboard. Three Pantone’s chips, on the wall too, detail the photo colors. Add just a black acoustic carpet and you got the perfect mix that any urban nomad wants. On the 8th floor, the two largest rooms enjoy a panoramic terrace overlooking the city. A must!

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

The ambiance in the hotel is more than great in the large lobby divided by magnetic panels that you can customize according your meeting. Not to mention the trivision billboard linking Pantone and advertising world, at its bottom, the desk can be turned into DJ’s turntable!

Cynthia Legrand, manager of the hotel is like the soul of the establishment. This former graphic designer, came back from California to take up the challenge of this hotel. Immediately crowned of success, it has been awarded a lot, and the GEO review listed him amongst the 100 best hotels of the world. Good news: a second Pantone Hotel will open its doors soon, in Berlin.

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

Photo credit: Sven Laurent

•Great location, right in the center of the trendiest district of Brussels.
•Clients are young and nice, and prices affordable
•Pantone tea bags and rainbow sugar, tasty and hearty buffet for breakfast.

Prices: Allow between €90 per night in week. Special offers for weekend €59.

Pantone Hôtel
1, Place Loix
1060 Brussels
T.: +33 2 541 48 98

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  2. [...] grew up in Brussels. Graduated in handwriting, in Los Angeles, she came back in Belgium to run the Pantone Hotel. Since 2010, she handles the boutique hotel, but she’s in charge of the design and the [...]

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