All you need to know about Brussels

Often dubbed the EU’s capital city, Brussels is a vital economic hub and a key player within the European and wider international financial scene. The city’s strategic economy capitalises on its central geographic location, strong transport network, diverse workforce and developed infrastructure and thus has become a crucial European business destination. If you have any kind of business trip planned to Brussels, having a suitable base from which to live and work in the city is imperative.

Serviced accommodation is the undeniable top choice for business travellers and SilverDoor Apartments will always select options personally tailored to ensure they meet and exceed any guest requirements. With the largest portfolio in the industry covering 50% of the world’s countries built during 20 years of business, no business destination is too obscure. Our dedicated in-house team of award-winning staff are committed to providing unparalleled service and unbeatable rates that we at SilverDoor are globally renowned for. 

Why choose a SilverDoor Brussels apartment? 


During our 20 years of industry experience, building an international presence was paramount for the quality of service we provide. With offices in the UK, Denver Singapore and Hyderabad, SilverDoor Apartments are able to offer a seamless 24 hour service with a number of staff speaking two or more languages. Thus, whatever time of day and whichever language you speak, you can always give us a call and there will be a person to talk to at the end of the line. 

Two decades of industry experience also comes part and parcel with long-standing industry connections and insider knowledge. Maintaining successful business partnerships with both clients and property partners is vital in accelerating our duty of care. If you need to relocate with three children, two dogs or simply require a gym to ensure a comfortable stay, we can work with our valued property partners to accommodate this.
Priding ourselves in quality assurance means not only can we guarantee all options in our portfolio meet a strict set of standard guidelines, but also that we can widen our knowledge of the cities we operate in. Our service, therefore, can be personally tailored to each booking with handpicked recommendations of the best restaurants for a business lunch, or advice for navigating the local public transport systems.

What is a serviced apartment? 


Serviced accommodation filled the space in the market for suitable temporary residences for business travellers that offer the flexibility and on-site amenities or services of hotel stays, combined with the privacy and space of a private rental. Chose serviced accommodation for your next business trip and enjoy a whole host of benefits including:

Space. A hotel room may be perfectly comfortable for a week long holiday, but for a business traveller relocating for months at a time, a hotel room simply doesn’t suffice. In a serviced apartment, you can enjoy separate kitchen, living, dining and sleeping spaces as well as the added luxury of on-site amenities such as a gym, swimming pool or spa.
Flexibility. With the choice of studio to upwards of five bedroom apartments, there is always the option of a spare room or space to invite guests to stay. Whether your family want to come and visit you at weekends, or you want to take a week off to show your friends round your new city, serviced accommodation can easily accommodate additional occupancy. 
Value. Like for like, serviced accommodation is more affordable than a hotel room, even with all the extras afforded to serviced accommodation guests. Longer stays also benefit from a tax discount meaning for extended trips and relocation, serviced accommodation always comes out on top.

What do I need to know about staying in Brussels? 

Transport

Brussels features an advanced transport infrastructure comprising trains, metro, trams and buses. Tickets for each can be purchased on the vehicle but are more expensive this way, so you may also purchase tickets at ticket ‘bootiks’, in supermarkets or online with a Brussels Card which also provides discounts on museums, bars and restaurants. Ticket prices range from $2.10 for a single ride, to $7.50 for a 24 hour pass.

Beer

Brussels is renowned as a beer lover’s paradise, with the city boasting a lively drinking culture and a number of bars offering hundreds of types of beer. Delirium for example is a brewery situated off Brussels Grand-Place and offers more than 2000 types of beer. An underground cavern with thousands of beer mats lining the walls and trays lining the ceiling, Delirium is the ideal spot to let your hair down with colleagues.

Culture

With many gems dotted around the city, Brussels is a treasure cove of culture. Manneken Pis is a 61cm tall stature depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain below. Said to present the personality of the city, Manneken Pis embodies the humour and independence of Brussels.

Architecture 

Known for its eclectic range of buildings, Brussels is a treat for the eyes. The Town Hall that towers over Brussels central Grand-Place is an impressive asymmetric Gothic structure complete with tall tower and hundreds of statues. Opposite stands Brussels City Museum an equally magnificent building with a decorated façade of windows and arches.