We connect and enable important conversations and ideas in a fun and relaxing space.

TheMerode is a place for our diverse community of members to come together with the objective of driving positive social and environmental change.

We believe in the power of collaboration
to create a better future.

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OUR VISION

We stimulate the desire for change.


We believe that ideas can be life-changing and that desire for change is a driving force. Most importantly, it is urgent to act now.

Our social club was designed to stimulate that desire for change by creating an enjoyable place with an exciting spirit to share and shape new ideas.

Our aim is to bring together a collaborative and creative community that generates and
accelerates solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, in the comfort of our new home.


OUR VALUES

TheMerode is a club that aims to inspire, challenge and nurture a diverse and inclusive community.


Collective intelligence

By breaking siloed thinking, learning from others, cooperating instead of competing, and connecting the unconnected, we create opportunities for new ideas to be exchanged.

Curiosity

We believe that an open mind comes from a creative and a curious personality, eager to teach and learn, ready to engage in new conversations and understand different perspectives.

Intuition

Intuition is one of the many keys to success. We are convinced that intuition needs space, time and fun to be deployed. TheMerode is that place.

Enjoyment

Being rational and functional is not enough, we also take pride in bringing pleasure, excitement and beauty to our community.

Fuel your imagination.

TheMerode, an experience that will keep you coming back for more. Inspired by the rise of podcast culture, our enlightening program of events is built on the understanding that sharing knowledge can not just nourish and entertain, but motivate meaningful action.

Our program shapes the heart of the project. It’s supported by local and international speakers, ordinary and extraordinary, who will share their unique stories and visions to encourage you on your journey as a changemaker.

INSPIRED

To learn


Our exciting calendar of weekly events provides unique opportunities to connect, share and learn. Members will gain new insights, understand different perspectives and learn about important issues from experienced and renowned speakers.

INSPIRED

To exchange


Imagine a place where you can find a home, a family, a mentor, a friend and a business partner. A place where members can exchange ideas and interests, but also spend quality time around drinks, a delicious meal or at a party. At TheMerode, we also take great joy in connecting individuals to their fellow members.

INSPIRED

To exchange


Imagine a place where you can find a home, a family, a mentor, a friend and a business partner. A place where members can exchange ideas and interests, but also spend quality time around drinks, a delicious meal or at a party. At TheMerode, we also take great joy in connecting individuals to their fellow members.

INSPIRED

To work


Our meeting rooms and workspaces each have their own personality in style and purpose. They are ideal for conducting business, allowing concentration and facilitating important conversations.

INSPIRED

To enjoy


Come to TheMerode to recharge and have fun. Indulge in exceptional food and drinks, relax with friends in the comfort of your new home, or party the night away at The Otium.

INSPIRED

To enjoy


Come to TheMerode to recharge and have fun. Indulge in exceptional food and drinks, relax with friends in the comfort of your new home, or party the night away at The Otium.

HISTORY

A particular club in a hôtel particulier.


Previously home to the Cercle de Lorraine, TheMerode is reinventing the purpose of a members’ club as we know it. The best of both worlds between social club and business club.

The origins of the Hotel Merode date back to the first half of the 16th century. It wasn’t until 1791 that the building took the name of Hôtel Merode.

In 1863, Charles de Merode, then President of the Senate, ceded to the Belgian State most of his “lovely secular gardens” surrounding the building the Hotel de Merode now occupies, which was his family home. This allowed in return the important construction of the Palais de Justice on Place Poelaert, known at the time as Place de Merode. In 2010, the private historic mansion of 6,000m² was completely restored by the Cercle de Lorraine and 10 years later was acquired by a new management team in collaboration with Monuments & Sites. The result? A classic style with a modern twist. In November 2021, the hôtel particulier opened its doors once again but this time as TheMerode.

OUR MEMBERS AREA

Escaping the ordinary


Ground floor

Enter the courtyard, push open the front doors and you will receive a warm welcome from our Reception team. Down the corridor, the old stables offer the best breakfast in town, as well as a casual food menu for lunch or tea time. At the back, the lounge and cocktail bar offers a wide range of drinks made by our in-house mixologists. Comfortable seats are available all day for members to work and relax.

Ciao! Restaurant offers fine dining Italian cuisine, serving seasonal and local produce prepared by a team of talented chefs.

A reading room is available throughout the day offering a wide collection of books.

First Floor : A hôtel particulier with two wings

The Place Poelaert wing hosts our newly refurbished rooms decorated in an 18th century style, offering event spaces and a ballroom for premium events.

The Rue aux Laines wing constitutes three contemporary event spaces and a screening room.

Lower Ground

The Otium, opening mid 2022, will soon welcome you for after work events, private dining, themed nights, happy hour and DJ sessions playing an eclectic mix of music, old and new.

A panel of leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas.

We are proud to have an outstanding panel of members and non-members from all fields, Belgian and international, on our advisory board. They help us define the values, the mission and the direction of TheMerode. Each is an expert in their own field, selected for their open-mindedness, sharp vision and contagious enthusiasm.

Head of Advisory Board.

Our team is dedicated to developing a unique members experience.

We always try to accommodate or find a solution for our members. Our team is dedicated to developing a unique members experience and to animate our community. We are advocates for the club’s values and implement its principles with care.

Our team is divided in four different groups: community & communication management, program & experience management, private events, and back-office for administration and accounting. We are a team of passionate, creative, hard-working and friendly individuals dedicated to TheMerode’s mission and ethos.

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