When visiting Brussels, the Crowne Plaza Brussels City Centre ® Le Palace is definitely where you want to stay The hotel is ideally situated just a short walk from the Grand Place and the main shopping area. The Crowne Plaza Brussels City Center is located next to the botanical gardens and close to the Brussels Midi train station, terminal of the Eurostar train and Thalys train. You can easily reach the major business district, exhibition centres, World Trade Center and NATO headquarters and the EU district (European commission, European Union and European Parliament) Dating back to 1908, the Crowne Plaza Brussels City Centre hotel has a long and distinguished history and has been at the heart of Brussels daily life since the day it opened. Last year the hotel has been fully refurbished. The architect turned to the Art Nouveau lines and curls of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) for inspiration, echoing Le Palace®s (1908) original turn-of-the-century style. She combined this with a cool modern touch and the latest comforts such as data lines, a working desk with smart lighting and free wireless internet access. With 18 totally new restyled meeting rooms this is one of the best Conference Hotels. A capacity for up to 800 persons and a completely new meeting concept called `Balanced Senses®®: a stimulation of the senses that makes you want to meet.