A Tintin suite was inaugurated at the Amigo hotel, in the center of Brussels, in the presence of Nick Rodwell, Managing Director of Moulinsart.
The idea was born 10 years ago, when director Steven Spielberg stayed at the Amigo hotel for the promotion of the film “The Secret of The Unicorn”. He then dedicated a drawing representing him and showing Tintin in front of the hotel entrance. The Moulinsart group subsequently agreed to invest in decorating the entire suite, while respecting the elegance desired by Olga Polizzi, the design director for the hotels of the Rocco Forte group.
The suite includes multiple references to the adventures of Tintin. The living room is notably decorated with the vase seen in the adventure of the Blue Lotus and the famous white and red rocket. A Snowy plush keeps watch in the bedroom. For families, a connecting room has been designed for children, who will be able to sleep surrounded by images of their heroes, shown on the sheets and on the walls. A reading and drawing corner awaits them when they wake up in the hotel restaurant, where they can have lunch on Tintin-stamped crockery.
“We want to give a luxury experience and at the same time very local”, explains Jan Nielsen, general manager of the hotel. “We are an international group, but we are also local. We have had a Magritte suite for about 10 years and we work with Belgian suppliers for chocolate, cakes … We also have a beer brewed especially for the Amigo hotel ”.
Nick Rodwell, Managing Director of Moulinsart, is happy to be able, through this project, to support the revival of tourism in the city of Tintin: “We are delighted to help revive tourism in Belgium. (…) We had the project to create a Tintin hotel, but after 12 to 18 months of discussion, we did not find an agreement and we gave it up ”. The great traveler who is Tintin now has a room dedicated to him in his town.