Welcome to
The Usual

A new destination for people who appreciate the good stuff.

We think travel can be a force for good. We're uniting delicious, locally sourced food and supremely comfortable circular mattresses with an incredible design hotel experience. Our aim is to connect communities and inspire more conscious travel. A place where locals and travellers meet.

We’re committed to being a hotel that won’t treat the planet like a hotel. 

Join us. 

Brussels U Bar Restaurant Area

Meet, stay, eat & play.

Meet new friends in The U, our welcoming signature bar, over coffee or grab a drink with our favourite locals. Smash out a few hours of work in the Library, or get involved in one of our inspiring events in The Atelier. 

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This is the hotel you've been waiting for.

Like you, we believe it’s possible to travel more mindfully, without sacrificing style. We’ve considered the impact of your stay, so you can relax, eat, sleep, work, and play knowing that we are measuring the footprint of your time in our hotel and helping us contribute to the local communities of the cities you’ve come to enjoy.

No Train, No Gain.

Train travellers get 30% off their stay.

We love our conscious travellers and think they deserve something a little extra. Hop on board for this exclusive discount.

Show your train ticket at check-in to confirm your discount. Bookable for non-refundable stays until September 2024. Don't miss out – this offer rides till the end of June.

We stand for something. Even when we're asleep.

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We're on it

We’re consistently looking for amazing new alternatives that require zero compromise on your side in terms of quality and style. From the high-quality circular mattresses in your room to the 90% vegetarian menu in our restaurant.

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We make everyone feel welcome

Our space is yours. A comfort zone for open-minded city visitors as much as locals. Our fun, inclusive events are inspired in collaboration with a variety of local experts.

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We serve up local favourites

There’s no better way to get to know a city than through food. We’ve made it our mission to work with the best local heroes when it comes to tickling your taste buds.

City tripping, reimagined.

A new way to stay

We believe it’s possible to travel more mindfully without the hassle. That's why we're creating hotel stays that are considerate of your impact without compromising on quality and style.

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Enjoy more, waste less

Hotel industry waste is a problem. We're collaborating with recycling companies, suppliers, and donation organisations to find creative solutions for reducing waste.

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Our design

Our interior has been crafted around our Circular Program of Requirements. For example, the wood we use for our in-room furniture is from either FSC-certified managed forests or in the form of recycled woodchips used to make the base of our custom-made furniture.

Planting seedlings on our green roofs
Realising more biodiverse roofs

Before construction began in Rotterdam and Brussels, we conducted ecological surveys to best understand the birds, bees, and herbs that were most needed in our locations. Our roofs at these locations will be 70% covered in a mix of sedem moss, herbs, and a 5 meter square insect hotel.

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70% locally sourced

70% of our food and beverage offerings are sourced from within 80 kilometres of our hotel locations in Brussels and Rotterdam.

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The Good Floor

Approximately 50% of the floors in our social spaces are by The Good Floor and made of recycled plastics retrieved from local rivers and plant-based oils. Meanwhile, our public hallways are carpeted with Tarkett's Circular Collection tiles which are made of a 100% recyclable DESSO EcoBase backing, contain 100% ECONYL® regenerated nylon yarn, and are Cradle to Cradle® Silver Standard certified.

Where first?
Find your Usual.

We’ve openned The Usual doors in two thriving cities – Rotterdam and Brussels. Whether you’re a city tripper, business traveller, or digital nomad, our locations and relaxed atmosphere make each stay with us the perfect place to connect and explore.

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Be you with us.

Reimagining hotels from the inside out

We’re a tight knit crew of action loving optimists. We’re also a really nice place to work. If you're kind, hardworking and conscientious – and enjoy taking care of others – get in touch with us. We need good people like you.

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