Built in 1724 during the Baroque period of European art, this historic town house is decorated in ostentatious red and gold, thick gilded plaster and heavy marbling. It has been well cared for in the intervening centuries and was last renovated in the 1990s. It is part of a string of historic buildings in the Belgian city of Ghent. Stay in the finery of neoclassical Europe, eat at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant and choose between the well stocked bar or special champagne bar for aperitifs. During the day, there is much to see in the local area including Saint Baaf’s Cathedral that dates back to 942 and is home to “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” which is considered to be one of the most important renaissance works in the world. Ghent is not far from Holland and prime waterways run through the old town, perfect for a boating tour of the city. Back at the hotel, their prime wellness spa will take you into soft relaxation.