Belgium Grand Prix 2009: Info and Hotels in Belgium

- Melissa Mewdell,

Spa Fracorchamps Race Course in BelgiumHistorically one of the most dangerous courses in Formula 1 racing, Belgium’s Grand Prix is not one to be missed! Unpredictable weather, fast corners and the La Source Hairpin combine to make for an exhilarating race at the Spa-Francorchamps race course every year.

Belgium Grand Prix 2009 Event Details:

Friday, August 28, 2009:
•    Practice 1 – 10 to 11 a.m.
•    Practice 2 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 29, 2009:
•    Practice – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
•    Qualifying: 2 p.m.

Sunday August 30, 2009
•    Race starts at 2 p.m.
•    Course: Spa-Francorchamps – Route de l’Eau Rouge 2T, B – 4970 Stavelot Belgique

Hotels for the 2009 Belgium Grand Prix

There are lots of great luxury hotel options in Belgium that are relatively close to the Spa-Francorchamps race course.

The closest luxury hotel in the Kiwi Collection to the course is Manoir de Lebioles – you can drive to the Spa Fracorchamps course in about 30 minutes from here.

This gorgeous boutique hotel only has 16 rooms, and is sort of the equivalent of staying in a large country estate.

Manoir de Lebioles is found in Belgium’s Ardennes region, and its best features (aside from its half-hour distance from the course) is its excellent service and attention to detail! Remember to ask for a room that overlooks the hotel’s well maintained gardens.

Hotels in Brussels for the Belgium Grand Prix 2009:

It might not be easy to get a hotel that’s only half an hour away from the course. But Brussels is a good choice too. There is a lot to see and do in Brussels, and only being about a two hour drive away from the course, it will make an excellent base camp for travelers heading to this year’s Grand Prix.

Learn all about our top hotels in Brussels!

The Conrad Brussels:

Preserving its beautiful 19th-century façade, The Conrad Brussels is definitely one of the most beautiful hotels in Belgium. The Conrad is found on Avenue Louise and has some of the biggest guest rooms in the city.

All of the 269 rooms are well appointed, comfortable and luxurious. We love the 100% goose down duvets and oversized pillows as well as the marble washrooms!

For a bite, head to Café Wiltcher’s. This deluxe brasserie offers a large selection of international cuisine and is perfect for enjoying a meal outdoors. The terrace has access to the courtyard and is very scenic.

In your off time, you can head to Aspria Avenue Louise for some R and R. Get in your exercise at the gym, or take a dip in the hotel’s 17-metre swimming pool or relax at the spa.

The Dominican:

Located right in the heart of Brussels, The Dominican is a gorgeous boutique hotel in a 15th century building. The revolutionary French painter, Jacques-Louis David, had a house on the site as well – the façade of which has been seemingly integrated into the hotel.

The Dominican strives to provide guests with complete relaxation. Hotel rooms have thus been designed around a quiet inner courtyard.

At 150 rooms and suites, rooms are adorned with luxurious textiles, rich colours and dark woods to complete the décor.

The hotel has a fully equipped gym, a Turkish steam bath, sauna and spa. There isn’t a better place to kick back and relax after a day out in the elements for the Belgium Grand Prix.

Be Manos:

Once a 1920’s building Be Manos

has been transformed into an extra contemporary boutique hotel in Brussels! At 60 rooms, the hotel was designed and decorated by a collective of European designers.

And, their collective genius really shows! If modern design is your thing, you’ll love this hotel.
Guest rooms have a sophisticated black and white palette with green, silver and orange accents.

Be Lella Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a lovely breakfast, and for lunch or dinner, head to Be Lella Restaurant for Belgian specialties.

Guests who book their stay through Kiwi Collection can take advantage of our special relationship with the hotel and will receive a complimentary upgrade if available, breakfast and free internet access.

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  3. i went to Belgium last year and i enjoyed it a lot.. i can visit this place sooner i guest.. :)