Meininger Hotel — Brussels, Belgium
Housed in a redbrick building, in what used to be the former Bellevue brewery next to the canal in Brussels, these new carbon neutral lodgings are a cheerful mix between budget hotel and hostel. With 150 rooms spread out over five floors, the décor is minimally chic in neutral shades with the occasional bright splashes of yellow and red. Offering a variety of options, rooms sleep from two to eight people and each has its own bathroom. Next to the open plan lobby, there is a bar in the former beer cellars, a kitchen, laundry room and games space. The hotel has also commissioned 20 European Street Art painters to enhance the industrial character of this famous Belgian brewery.