Hilton in Brussels
This Hilton hotel in Brussels caters to a business clientele, but Bergman Interiors set out to prove that this doesn’t entail a style that is bland, beige, or in the least bit boring. The building dates from the period between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, so curvaceous, naturalistic elements from this transitional era are translated into the bold curves of headboards and furniture. Each room retains the essential functionality business guests need, but adds indulgent touches more typical of a lifestyle hotel. Lighting silhouettes and carpet motifs dip into the shapes of Art Deco, side tables feel extra luxe with deeply fluted sides and chairs come upholstered in velvet with double piping. Classic metro tiles in the bathrooms take a cue from the heritage of the nearby railway station, but inside the showers the tiles are bolder, riffing on the geometric language of Art Deco again. Inside each room and in communal areas, every detail counts, adding up to a hotel that has the design edge while delivering exceptional comfort.