The winners are usually announced at a grand ceremony followed by a networking evening in the company of professionals from the cultural and tourism sector. To respect the safety and hygiene measures in force, the winners of the 2020 awards have been announced in this video.
Discover the winners for each category :
BEST GASTRONOMIC CONCEPT 2019
Wolf, the brand-new food market in the centre of Brussels, moved into the former CGER ticket office. It's home to 16 restaurants, a juice bar, a chocolate maker (produced on site), a dessert bar, two bars, a micro-brewery and an organic market. It offers a comprehensive gastronomic experience for all audiences and all ages.
EVENING EXPERIENCE 2019
Nuits Sonores & European Lab
Nuits sonores & European Lab Brussels is an annual urban and innovative festival co-produced by BOZAR and non-profit Arty Farty Brussels. The event focuses on electronic and independent music, and offers a space to discuss the great changes of our time and imagine the culture of tomorrow.
PUBLIC INITIATIVE 2019
Located in the heart of Ixelles, See U, an initiative led by SAU-msi.brussels, is today Belgium's largest temporary occupation dealing with social and sustainable innovation, learning and experimentation. See U brings together, over 25,000m², a community of more than 100 project leaders who animate the site on a daily basis. Projects from the worlds of associations, business, culture, academia and education have found a home there.
INTERNATIONAL EVENT 2019
Brussels Grand depart 2019
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx's first Tour de France victory, the City of Brussels entrusted Brussels Major Events with the general coordination of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. It was 61 years after the previous Grand Départ in Brussels and 9 years after the Tour's last visit to the capital.
SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVE 2019
Un Autre Bruxelles, Bruxelles des Autres
Production of an alternative tourism guidebook for Brussels neighbourhoods in collaboration with 20 Brussels social cohesion associations, active in the field of French language learning, both in literacy and FLE (French as a Foreign Language). The aim of this guide is to contribute to the promotion of Brussels as an international city, while at the same time, promoting Brussels' neighbourhoods, their unique characteristics and their charm.
HOTEL NEW COMER
Hotel Indigo Brussels City
The Hotel Indigo Brussels - City opened its doors in November 2019. The hotel's lush green façade provides a stunning contrast with the glass and steel office buildings that tower above the bustling place Rogier.
NEW EVENT & TOURISTIC LOCATION 2019
Recyclart is at the crossroads of artistic programming and the social economy. After it moved out of its former home at Brussels' Chapelle-Kapellekerk station in 2018, the Brussels-Capital Region offered to host Recyclart in a former printing works on the banks of the canal in Molenbeek. In 2019, the organisation built, in record time, a party room and an industrial-style bar, as well as a vegetarian restaurant and its own offices.
MOST NOTED EXHIBITION 2019
The World of Bruegel in Black and White
The KBR's "The World of Bruegel in Black and White" exhibition was an opportunity to admire Bruegel's prints up close. The KBR was at the forefront of the rediscovery of Bruegel's lesser-known masterpieces. Its complete collection of prints was exhibited throughout the Bruegel celebration year.
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS & FAIRS 2019
The European Weeks of Regions and Cities #EURegionsWeek
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual 4-day event during which cities and regions demonstrate their potential in several areas: growth, jobs and the implementation of the European Union's Cohesion Policy. They also demonstrate the importance of the local and regional level in good European governance.