New Year 2020

LUXLIFE MAGAZINE | 65 New Year 2020 Why take the Eurostar? There are several benefits travelling to Ghent via train: • Buying a Eurostar ticket will also allow you to get any Belgian Station for £29 one way. • City centre to city centre travel • Generous baggage allowance • Faster check-in • Free wi-fi and on-board entertainment • If you upgrade to Standard Premier or Business, you’ll get a complimentary meal to your seat More information can be found here: Michelin-starred chef Ron Blaauw, creating an exceptional culinary experience. The varied menu includes a variety of delicious dishes, including lamb sweetbreads, burrata with pesto, seabass ceviche topped with caviar, pheasant with a smoked almond crust as well as pasta topped with beef ragu and a cream truffle sauce. Experienced serving staff are on hand to recommend specials and help guests to find the dish that suits them. Have a drink in cosy yet elegant setting The Living Bistro. Sumptuous sofas, a blazing fire, and a library with tempting books, newspapers and magazines all await you in this serene setting. This quirky cocktail bar is very sought after by both hotel guests and visitors alike, serving aperitifs alongside some of the finest tasting martinis. If you want something more exotic, you can also request a custom cocktail from the waiters. Finally, if you’re looking for a relaxed eatery, you can always find a reason to visit the LOF Café. The friendly baristas serve the best coffee and tea, and the experienced chefs prepare sophisticated dishes that can be ordered at every moment of the day. This welcoming establishment has it all and is available to non-guests as the owner wanted to keep it accessible to the public typical of Ghent hospitality! Spa Reylof and the gym are located in what was once Baron Reylof’s carriage house. Relax in the sauna, wellness bath or work up a little steam at the gym. The spa offers the ultimate feeling of calm, indulge yourself and book a relaxing beauty treatment or massage. Complete with a foldable map, visitgent offer the CityCard this gets you into ALL the top attractions in Ghent, including public transport for a ridiculously low price, you have the choice of it being valid for 48 or 72 hours. The CityCard includes a classic historic tour which will show you Ghent from a surprising perspective with GENT- WATERTOERIST through the old city centre or an extra-long exploration of the inland waterways complete with Cava and aperitifs which is ideal for private parties. With the same pass don’t miss the chance to admire the world- famous masterpiece—the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck brothers—during your weekend trip. Ghent is an architectural mix of old and new, you can stand in one place and take in a century’s worth of buildings. Beer walking tours are a must in this city, with points of interest such as the Trappist monastery where the monks brew their own Trappist beer to one of the last real brown cafés in the heart of Ghent Café Folklore , where owner Jacques has been providing exceptional hospitality for the past three decades. Just a short walk into town from the hotel, Ghent has a variety of shops to suit all tastes and budgets. From independent shops to high-end designer stores, you’ll be able to select from some of the best European goods and garments. It’s remarkably easy to get to Ghent on the Eurostar, making this a convenient location for those looking to enjoy anything, from a last minute shopping trip in time for Christmas or a visit to the ten-day Jazz Festival in July. If you’re looking to travel to the vibrant city, travel to St Pancras International station just 30 minutes before your Eurostar train departure from London to Brussels. You won’t need to waste time hanging around. The amount of space you get as standard is significantly better than what you get on an airline, so you can sit back and relax in comfort and speed straight to this creative, diverse European city. For more information go to: Hotel: Tours: