An artistic sense of place

In refurbishing the 228 guestrooms at the city centre Brussels Marriott, twenty2degrees has taken three legendary Belgian artists as their inspiration – surrealist Rene Magritte, one of the founders of Art Nouveau, Victor Horta, and Django Reinhardt, the world-famous jazz musician.

The concept for the rooms involves a simple, high-quality palette combining light timber with calacatta marble elements and brass accents. By abstracting from the legacy of the three Belgian artists, a layer of local provenance is being added and a point of difference created. The fantastical lines of Horta’s designs are being interpreted into a modern “Toile de Jouy” wallcovering; the curves of Reinhardt’s iconic hollow bodied guitar are being translated into the carpet design; and Magritte’s fascination with suspended clouds will be represented in artwork paying homage to his theme.