Monday, 28 February 2011

Best Small Hotel: Pantone Hotel Brussels Travel + Leisure Design Awards 2011
















Designed by Belgian interior designer Michel Penneman and Belgian architect Olivier Hannaert, each of the hotel's seven floors have different color palettes with distinctive hues - whether vivid or subdued.

The guest rooms are works of art - white walls and bedding provide a clean canvas for saturations of vibrant color. Rooms also feature photographic installations created by Belgian photographer Victor Levy that include a spectrum of Pantone colors to create a unique ambiance in each room. There are a total of 59 rooms and suites in seven different color palettes. The hotel also features meeting rooms and a rooftop terrace.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Eurostar to Brussels and Save on Museum Entry

These days you can get there direct to Brussels from London’s splendid St Pancras station by Eurostar. The super-comfy journey takes under 2 hours! It’s so much easier than flying. Bruxelles Midi station is just a short stroll from the heart of the city centre.

For the unofficial capital of Europe, Brussels is refreshingly understated. The glorious Grand Place in the heart of the small historic city centre being the notable exception. From there, most of Brussels’ main attractions are accessible by foot. Sample the world-famous Belgian chocolates at pretty Place du Grand-Sablon. Hit the trendy Ixelles commune for buzzing nightlife. Check out a host of fine museums and galleries. Or soak up lovely Belgian beer with yummy moules et frites at any number of city taverns.

Take advantage of Rail Europe's special offer;The Eurostar Culture Connect Enjoy 2 for 1 exhibition entry in some of Brussels’ finest museums and galleries - simply by showing your Eurostar ticket! The offer is valid at

  • The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium including the Ancient Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum.sical Instruments Museum
  • Musical Instruments Museum
  • Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Pantone Hotel in Brussels, Belgium - Putocos

Check this hotel in Brussels, Belgium. As a designer myself I have a close relationship with the Pantone color coding system. Pantone has recently made all sorts of product from coffee mugs to flash drives with their signature bright colors.

Now if you are in Brussels you can stay at the Pantone Hotel and enjoy the creative design of each room. The hotel offers a splash of color and modern decoration. If you are a color lover you’ll be in heaven! For more info click here.

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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Travel and Leisure 2011 Design Award Winners

Travel and Leisure 2011 Design Award Winners

Pantone Hotel, Ashmolean Museum, iPad Among Travel + Leisure Design Award Winners
  • LARGE HOTEL: Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi
  • SMALL HOTEL: Pantone Hotel, Brussels
  • RESORT: Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah
  • MUSEUM: Ashmolean, Oxford, England
  • MIXED-USE VENUE: 11 11 Lincoln Road, Miami
  • CAR: Nissan Leaf
  • TRANSPORTATION: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Epic Studios, Norwegian Epic
  • RESTAURANT: Table No. 1, Shanghai
  • RETAIL SPACE: FreeCity Supershop Supermät, Los Angeles
  • LUGGAGE: Tumi Vapor Collection
  • GADGET: Bowers & Wilkins P5 Noise-Isolating Headphones
  • GEAR: Snow Peak Hozuki Lantern
  • TECHNOLOGY: Apple iPad
  • TECH ACCESSORY: Jambox Portable Speaker by Jawbone
  • BAG: Urban Mobility Backpack by PUMA with designer Hussein Chalayan
  • TRAVEL CLOTHING: Patagonia M10 Jacket and Ultralight Down Shirt
  • DESIGN CHAMPION: Micky Wolfson, founder of the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum in Miami Beach, Florida
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Best Hotel - Travel and Leisure Design Awards 2011

Travel and Leisure Design Awards 2011

Great design is intelligence made visible, but great travel design must take this idea to the next level -- it can't just look pretty, it has to combine functionality, strength, and ease of use. Those of us who travel do NOT have time for things that don't work, aren't strong, and don't make our lives easier while on the road.

For seven years, the Travel + Leisure Design Awards have rewarded companies, products, hotels, innovators, and innovations of every type with recognition and gratitude in making the travelers lives better and their travel expereience more memorable. In addition, an overall Design Champion is named.

"The 2011 Design Awards underscore and celebrate the significant impact that good design has on travel," said Nancy Novogrod, Editor-In Chief of Travel + Leisure. "Our judges are not T+L Editors. The jurors look for exceptional function, unqiue statement and inventive reinterpretation."

Best Large Hotel: The Yas Hotel  in Abu Dhabi,UAE, is set half on land and half on water, overlooking the Yas Marina & Yacht Club and positioned on the Yas Marina Circuit, which plays host to the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 

Best Small Hotel: Pantone Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. Designed by Belgian interior designer Michel Penneman and Belgian architect Olivier Hannaert, each of the hotel's seven floors have different color palettes with distinctive hues - whether vivid or subdued.
 
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Monday, 14 February 2011

Brussels Hotel Reviews on Design Applause

Conceived by the designer Michel Penneman and the architect Olivier Hannaert, the Pantone Hotel is based in Central Brussel, Belgium. Inspired by the famous color matching system Pantone, the 59-room hotel is a great place for designers to sleep over while passing by the Belgium capital.

Pantone Inc’s claim to its fame began 45 years ago with its revolutionary color matching system that allowed designers to reproduce accurate color anywhere in the world. The company is branching out and moving into lifestyle – oriented industries using the same color numbering system to guarantee an exactness of hue. In 2009 they launched sea-vee sneakers.

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Friday, 11 February 2011

Pantone Hotel in Brussels on Architizer

Pantone Hotel in Brussels on Architizer

Architizer is a rapidly-growing network of architects and their projects with an open-source submission structure. This summer we are re-launching the site with expanded editorial content and a broader look at the architecture/design scene.
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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Chic Stylish Hotel Brussels - Chic Traveller

The Pantone Hotel invites the guest to experience the city of Brussels through a lens of color and a spectrum of comforts. From the moment of arrival, this “hotel of colors” will awaken your senses to an assortment of delights and playful surprises.

All guest rooms feature: flat screen LCD Television, luxurious beds and linens, designer furniture, Pantone Universe shower gels and lotions, hair dryer, in-room electric safe, central air conditioning with individual climate controls and free Wi-Fi.

Considered a destination within Brussels city center for its relaxing vibe and exceptional city views, the Pantone Lounge is a chic lounge and summer rooftop terrace with full bar.

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

I Love Belgium - Belgian Hotel Reviews

Brussels has a Pantone Hotel, and it’s a world wide exclusive! Pantone’s claim to fame began 45 years ago with its revolutionary color matching system that allowed designers to reproduce accurate color anywhere in the world. Today the company is branching out and moving into lifestyle- oriented industries using the same color numbering system.

As the company began expanding, Pantone decided to construct a hotel as part of the new “Pantone Universe” campaign. For this they revamped a sixties building in uptown Brussels. Designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, the hotel fully embodies the company, as “the hotel of colors… showcases the color of emotion with a distinctive hue on each colorous guest floor.”



From a design perspective, The Pantone Hotel is built on an exceptional use of contrast, a white canvas provides clean space for saturated colors to pop. Each room is decorated in one of seven color palettes: “earthy, rich” “daring, fiery” “vibrant, intense” “cheerful, warm” “captivating, esteemed, silky” “fresh, eager” and “tranquil, aquatic, exhilarating”. Guest rooms feature unique photography by esteemed Belgian photographer Victor Levy. While BaseDesign did the logo and identity for the Hotel, referring the iconic Pantone chip.

The Pantone Hotel’s official launch and opening party is scheduled for June 24. But don’t worry, you can immediately sleep in as the rooms are affordable. Hotel deal sites are already listing them at well under €100/night, a fine deal for uptown Brussels. That’s why the I Love Belgium team decided to go for some colour therapy. Being it in one of the 59 rooms or on the summer rooftop terrace for a Pink Champagne Pantone 12-1107.

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Online Brussels Hotel Bookings and Reservations

The Pantone Hotel,  in Brussels Belgium, is located near Avenue Louise, the glamorous shopping and business district.

Impeccably designed by Belgian interior designer Michel Penneman and architect Oliver Hannaert, The Pantone Hotel, showcases the color of emotion with a distinctive hue on each colors guest floor. There are a total of 59 rooms and suites in seven different color palettes.

Guest rooms also feature unique photography by Belgian photographer Victor Levy. Follow the links for Online hotel bookings and reservations at the Pantone Hotel located off the Avenue Louise in Central Brussels.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Tres Chic – Pantone Hotel in Brussels

Flexing their hospitality muscles in Brussels, color authority Pantone has opened up a brand new 59-room hotel in the chocolate-loving country’s capitol.

Designed by two bright Belgians, interior designer Michel Penneman and architect Olivier Hannaert, the Pantone Hotel features seven floors—each with a distinctive color palette, ranging from the vibrant to the subdued. In addition to affordable rooms, there is also two custom, top-floor meeting rooms and a rooftop terrace complete with its own bar.

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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Central Brussels Hotel Reviews

Pantone is so well known, in fact, that the numbered hues have become inspiration for designs like the iconic Patnone mugs, chairs and even bicycles. But the Pantone Hotel, which opened last month in Brussels, is the most exciting creation thus far.

Designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, each floor of the hotel is assigned a different hue, and reception helps guests choose their floor at check-in based on mood. The rooms themselves are blank white canvases that allow the colorful decor to really pop.

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

3D Room Interior Design of Pantone Hotel Brussels

3D Room Interior Design of Pantone Hotel Brussels


Chic, colorful and comfortable. Designed by Belgian interior designer Michel Penneman and Belgian architect Olivier Hannaert, the newly opened Pantone Hotel invites you to experience the city of Brussels through a lens of color and a spectrum of comforts.

Every designer knows Pantone. And from a design perspective, The Pantone Hotal Brussels is built on an exceptional use of contrast, a white canvas provides clean space for saturated colors to pop. The guest rooms are also works of art – white walls and bedding provide a clean, crisp canvas for saturated pops of vibrant color. Adding to the artistry, rooms feature photographic installations created by renowned Belgian photographer Victor Levy that include a spectrum of vibrant Pantone Colors to create a unique ambiance in each hotel room interior.

Here some of the 3D interior design of Pantone Hotel Brussels, Belgia, for your hotel interior design ideas and inspirations. All images are courtesy of Michel Penneman.


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