A sanctuary in the heart of Brussels

The Dominican, the first member of Design HotelsTM in Belgium, is a destination for elegance in the center of Brussels. Located behind the theatre La Monnaie and the Grand Place, its 150 stylish rooms, 3 multifunctional meeting rooms, private courtyard, and bustling Lounge Bar combine to ensure indulgent hospitality.

Brussels is a sumptuous city, loved by Eurocrats and making history. Within this rich history of graceful architecture, The Dominican strives to integrate Brussels’ traditions and the building’s history with cutting-edge contemporary design and the ultimate in style and comfort.

The award-winning architects of FG Stijl, have created an eclectic mix of design in both the interior and exterior, resulting in an array of new styles and experiences. The rich history of the location was a source of inspiration in the exclusive design of The Dominican, mainly the Dominican Abbey which occupied the site during the 15th century and was the home to famous French painter Jacques-Louis David in the 19th century, his spirit is preserved in the original facade of his abode, which is today seamlessly integrated into the new building that houses the hotel. 


The 150 guestrooms and suites, each with an individual look, are located around a quiet inner courtyard and feature a rich combination of contemporary design and luxurious textiles. Offers quiet comfort in a cloister-like setting. It’s a wonderful respite from the continent’s new governmental hub and a space in which old and new Europe effortlessly melds.

The concept behind the design of the guest rooms at The Dominican is to provide a respite from the bustling city. With this in mind, all of the rooms have been designed around the peaceful inner courtyard. The luxurious rooms have a view of La Monnaie on one side and the cozy courtyard on the other side. The key to relaxing at The Dominican is feeling at home. Each individually designed room is an eclectic mix of warm colors, stylized furniture, rich upholstery and, above all, comfort. The bathrooms become an oasis of well-being by using luxurious materials, such as granite, and special features, such as walk-in showers. 


The Dominican offers guests an exclusive gym area to re-energize after a long day. It also includes a Finnish sauna and a Turkish steam bath for relaxation.

Complimentary WIFI

Air conditioning


Laptop safe

Complimentary mini-bar in all Suites, Executive and Loft rooms

Nespresso Coffee Machine

Flat Screen TV

Roberts Radio

24 hours room service

Ironing facilities

Complimentary coffee and tea facilities

Bathrooms with rain showers or bath

Hairdryer, toiletries and bathrobe/slippers

Food and Drinks

In the restaurant the Grand Lounge you can enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet, full of local products, or choose between a variety in the à la carte menu. During Lunch and Dinner, there is plenty of choice with an extensive menu and many fine wines.

During the day you can go to the Lounge Bar for a drink, refreshments, or exclusive cocktails. 

The Grand Lounge is located in the heart of the building adjacent to the inner courtyard. Guests in the Grand Lounge are offered lunch and dinner in an intimate setting. The Grand Lounge exudes design, and the harmony of high ceilings, capacious windows, natural lighting, and an innovative menu transforms it into both a lounge and a bar.

In warmer weather dining is available in the inner courtyard. 

The lounge bar is a combination of a traditional café with a lounge atmosphere. Offering cutting-edge interior design, inventive drinks, and an à la carte menu, this bar is designed to attract a style-conscious clientele of hotel guests as well as the local in-crowd. The grandiose windows and soaring ceilings offer a surprisingly intimate setting.

Meetings and Conferences

The Dominican understands that an effective conference, event, or social function requires not only efficient service, but also ambiance in an enjoyable and comfortable environment. To achieve this we offer 3 multi-functional meeting salons able to accommodate up to 300 participants. The Dominican presents the ideal conference location in central Brussels. 

All conference rooms are well-lit with plenty of daylight. Ever sensitive to our surroundings, The Dominican caters to business needs. State-of-the-art conference rooms with the latest facilities can host a variety of talks and gatherings. These meeting rooms also transform into contemporary banquet rooms, a refined location to wine and dine, with an extensive choice of cuisines and beverages prepared by gourmet chefs.

General Facts and Figures

Open since November 2007

Number of rooms: 150 including 4 suites and 1 disabled room

Number of floors: 6

Number of non-smoking rooms: 150

Elevator: Yes (2)

Check-in time: 3PM

Check-out time: 12PM (noon)

Contact information

Phone: 0032 (0)2 203 08 08

Fax: 0032 (0)2 203 08 07

General: info@thedominican.be

Reservations: reservations@thedominican.be

Press related questions: mohane@thedominican.be

Website: http://www.thedominican.be

The Dominican

Rue Léopold/Leopoldstraat 9

1000 Brussels


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