MLC MICE Part 2/4:
Miss London Concierge in BRUSSELS

Miss London Concierge are your venue finding experts. Not just venue finding in London and the UK, but also abroad.  We are sending you a four part series of special blogs, mailers and information around MICE and international trips.  Why? In today’s fast-paced and competitive business world, corporate teams are constantly searching for new ways to improve teamwork, boost morale, and enhance productivity. One increasingly popular option that has emerged is the concept of MICE trips.  MICE stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. These trips provide unique opportunities for corporate teams to come together in a different setting, away from the office, and engage in various activities that foster team building, learning, and networking.  This month we will be bringing you a weekly blog on the countries and cities we have been lucky enough to visit this year including Milan, Brussels, Finland & Scotland.  Today is part two of four: the FAM trip to the beautiful city of… Brussels

The REASON

Miss London Concierge, along with a number of other agency friends, were lucky enough to visit this lovely City in the summer to find out more about how they are working hard to host sustainable meetings and events.


TRAVEL

We began our journey on board the Eurostar, departing at 8.16am on Friday 7th July at Kings Cross St Pancras. We travelled in comfort in business class, all while traveling more sustainably to our destination. The Eurostar is a fast easy and comfortable way for groups to travel and took a little over two hours from St Pancras international station. We were greeted by our Eurostar guide who travelled with us on board and our fabulous Hotel Republic hosts to begin the two day FAM trip.



THE HOTEL BRUSSELS

During our trip, we were hosted at the stunning The Hotel Brussels which is the perfect destination hotel for MICE events:

First, the hotel is in a great Location: car accessible, 3-min  from Brussels South Station (all Major lines, Eurostar, Thalys, ICE…), close to the EU institutions.

Enjoy meetings with a view: Meeting rooms on the 1st, 25th, 26th and 27th floors, provide you a tall view over Brussels.

The Hotel boasts a large capacity: you can find 422 rooms, and spaces for events up to 400 delegates. A great rooms-meeting capacity ratio.

We can’t forget to mention their Experienced team: the long-standing team will adapt to your requests and make your event a real success with all kind of events possible: from a small High-end Board meeting to a Show-off product launch, any event can be done at The Hotel.


WONDERFUL FOOD OFFERINGs

Once we had checked in, we visited Bigh Farm and had lunch, went to Brasserie Cantillon and then had a lovely dinner at Wolf’s Food Court.



After a comfortable overnight’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we visited the gorgeous city of Brussels, taking in its offerings for meetings and events in the city.

WHY BRUSSELS?

–           Strategic location: Maximum 2 hours from any European capital and connections with the rest of the world

–           Capital of the EU: Brussels host all the major EU institutions

–           N°1 destination for congresses and meetings in Europe & 2nd in the world (around 600/year)

–           N°1 Associations City: more than 2500 Associations with Headquarters in Brussels

–           Specialist in life-Sciences: Belgium has the world’s highest concentration of life-science professionals

–           World City: 183 nationalities, 108 different languages spoken, 3 official languages

–           Art de vivre: International food but also street life, traditional markets and folklore, all in a colorful ambience full of good humor.

RANGE OF VENUES FOR CORPORATE EVENTs

Lunch was served at Aux Armes de Bruxelle:  a restaurant with 300 seats – bourgeois atmosphere & historical decor – acclaimed in the Michelin and Gault & Millau guides and open 7/7 days all year long! This was followed by a chance to do a whizz of the city ourselves and then enjoyed some local food for dinner.

A SAD DEPARTURE?

Our departure was looming and, on Sunday 9th July we headed back to our Eurostar train –

However, it was so comfortable that we still felt looked after, comfortable and it wasn’t like ‘any other trip back to London’.

YOUR NEXT INCENTIVE TRIP

Thank you to all of our incredible hosts, including Eurostar, Hotel Republic and THE Hotel Brussels for making this trip one to remember and allowing us to experience first hand how these venues and experiences will work for our clients next incentive trip.

If you would like additional information on any of the venues we have mentioned above, or would like to discuss how we can assist in sourcing a venue internationally or in the UK for your next event, get in touch with our team today on info@misslondonconcierge.co.ukand start your free venue search.

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