We connect people and enable important conversations about the future in a welcoming social setting.

TheMerode is a place for our community of members to come together to drive positive social and environmental change.

A private club that facilitates the relationships and ideas that lead to real world impact.

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OUR VISION

We stimulate the desire for change.


Our social club was designed to stimulate our members’ desire for change by creating an enjoyable place to share and shape new ideas.

Our aim is to bring together a collaborative and creative community that generates and
accelerates ways to make the world a better place. Vital conversations, followed up by real world actions.


OUR VALUES

TheMerode is a private social 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 growth comes from creativity and curiosity, a readiness to engage in new conversations and understand different perspectives.

Intuition

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

Enjoyment

Relaxation and fun are just as important as rationality and functionality. We take pride in showing our members a good time.

Fuel your imagination.

We want TheMerode to feel like your second home – but one that nourishes you creatively and intellectually. Inspired by podcast culture, our programme is created to entertain, spark exciting new visions and motivate our community to change and act.

Expect local and international speakers, ordinary and extraordinary, who will share their unique experiences and insights.

INSPIRED

To learn


We believe that learning brings happiness. Our exciting calendar of weekly panel discussions and conversations provides unique opportunities to connect, share different perspectives and learn about important issues from experienced and renowned speakers.

INSPIRED

To exchange


Imagine a place where you can find 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 take great joy in connecting individuals to their fellow members.

INSPIRED

To exchange


Imagine a place where you can find 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 take great joy in connecting individuals to their fellow members.

INSPIRED

To work


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

INSPIRED

To enjoy


Come to TheMerode to recharge and socialise. Indulge in exceptional food and drinks, relax with friends in the comfort of our lounge bar, TheStables, or book a table at our fine dining italien restaurant, Ciao.

INSPIRED

To enjoy


Come to TheMerode to recharge and socialise. Indulge in exceptional food and drinks, relax with friends in the comfort of our lounge bar, TheStables, or book a table at our fine dining italien restaurant, Ciao.

HISTORY

A particular club in a hôtel particulier.


Previously home to the Cercle de Lorraine, TheMerode is reinventing the purpose of a members club, giving it a collective and social take.

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 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, our lounge bar, TheStables, offers the best breakfast in town, as well as a modern food menu by JML for lunch or afternoon tea. In the evenings, the lounge bar offers a wide range of drinks and cocktails made by our in-house mixologists. Comfortable seats are available all day for members to work and relax.
Curated by Isabelle Arpin, Ciao restaurant offers fine dining Italian cuisine, serving a seasonal cuisine 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.

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, Belgians and internationals, on our advisory board. They help us define the values, the mission and the direction of TheMerode. Each is an expert in his own field. Board members are selected for their open-mindedness, sharp vision and contagious enthusiasm.

Head of Advisory Board.

Our team is dedicated to developing a unique member’s experience.

We always try to accommodate or find a solution for our members. We are advocates for the club’s values and implement its principles with care.

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

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