Tada! Time to reveal one of the great projects I’ve been working on in the past months. This has been one of the most fun things I got to experience thanks to the blog and I was looking forward to the reveal date since day one. Remember how I mentioned here that I shot something special I couldn’t wait to share? Well, that’s it and it was worth the wait!

When Starwood Hotels & Resorts asked if I wanted to take part in their “SPG Destination Brussels” videos, I didn’t have to think twice. I’m typically camera shy and prefer to be behind the lens but the whole process was so exciting, I would happily do it all over again in a heartbeat! The weather was not always on our side, meaning that at times we were filming out in the freezing cold but I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with and the end result made us all proud.

Our aim was to showcase some of the things that make Brussels such a special destination for both visitors and locals: exquisite chocolate, unique beer culture, interesting street art and local specialties. I thought it would be fun to show you some behind-the-scenes photos here on the blog together with the videos we created – hope you like them as much as I do! A huge thanks to Susan, Giulia, Borja and Katleen from the Starwood team, my co-stars Caraigh and Linda as well as Rob, Yonathan, Shai and Michiel from the crew. You were the most amazing team!

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Sandy (@smarksthespots)

  • nickhalltravel

    August 30, 2016 at 10:32

    Wow great project, really love it both to see the insider view on such a great city often misunderstood and also to see SPG being so innovative in working with bloggers in this way!

    • S Marks The Spots

      August 30, 2016 at 10:45

      Thanks so much for the kind words, I’m really happy you like our work! It was a great project indeed and I hope we managed to showcase some of the things that make Brussels such a great place to live in or visit. 🙂

  • Lindsey

    August 30, 2016 at 10:51

    Congratulations on the feature! My husband and I moved to Brussels a little over a year and I love referencing your blog for the best of Brussels, travel destinations and much more. We are SPG Platinum members so we love seeing the collaboration while showcasing the best of Brussels. Congrats!