Hotel Duke’s Palace, a royal encounter in Flanders
During the medieval era in Flanders, the Dukes of Burgundy regularly made it their business to pay a visit to the province, and ensure that things were going along properly. They decided to stay in the city of Bruges when they made these expeditions, and in the centre of that town, they created a fine mansion to dwell in, while they enjoyed their stay. Today, the royal mansion of the Dukes of Burgundy is now the Hotel Duke’s Palace, one of the premier luxury residences in Europe. The Palace is now situated across from the graceful park called the Stadspark Prof. Dr. J Sebrechts, and just 500 feet away from the grand central market of Bruges, the Grote Markt, one of the best-preserved and most lively old town markets of Europe. The Palace is without a doubt one of the largest five-star hotels in Belgium, and offers several boardrooms and conference centres to its clientele, along with the most luxurious standards of comfort and bespoke exploration in the city of Bruges.
The Duke’s Palace began to serve the royalty of Flanders, Belgium, and Burgundy as a hotel and meeting place in the 1600s, and by the 20th century it was in the hands of various entrepreneurs. The current incarnation of the Hotel, with much of its medieval architecture still intact, was approved for opening in 2004. Upon your entry onto the ground through the front gate, you will face the 3000 square meters of the Palace Garden, decorated with topiary and perfectly green. The Palace also makes 110 luxuriously appointed rooms available to its clientele, with four categories of Rooms, two categories of Suites, and the Garden Suite and the Mary of Burgundy Suite at the highest end of the list. The hotel provides every guest with access to the Spa-Centre, where sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, and salt wall all await the visitor.