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WorldHotels has announced that Hotel Damier in Kortrijk has joined its portfolio as its first Crafted property in Belgium. The charming hotel on the Grote Markt in Kortrijk is now part of the new WorldHotels Crafted collection.

The four-star Hotel Damier offers legendary charm with a personal touch and is centrally located on the Grand Place in Kortrijk, with a listed facade dating back to 1769. The history of Hotel Damier dates to 1398. The unique interior of the lobby was created by the renowned Kortrijk-based artwork studio “Kunstwerkstede Gebroeders De Coene”.

This luxury boutique hotel is a stylish base from which to explore the city. Hotel Damier is a unique hotel with a rich heritage, where ancient history is combined with contemporary charm and extraordinary hospitality. Surprisingly warm and positively unexpected, their carefully imperfect design embraces their heritage and embodies the ‚Sprezzatura‘ philosophy of effortless charm and the fashionable art of nonchalance.

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The historic Rococo façade dating from 1769

The hotel has 65 stylish rooms. All rooms and suites combine comfort and elegance with contemporary technology and are equipped with a separate bathroom with a bath and/or shower, a work desk, a flat-screen TV, and a laptop safe and guests have access to the hotel’s private parking. For the ultimate luxury feeling, all rooms are equipped with care products from the French cosmetics brand Clarins.

Behind the historic Rococo façade dating from 1769, the hotel also features a restaurant and brasserie. Brasserie Damier is directly accessible from the Grand Place and is a cosy, Parisian style bistro where you can enjoy classic bistro cuisine. Classic dishes are served with a contemporary touch. Lunch or dinner can also be enjoyed on the spacious, heated terrace, overlooking the Grand Place. Guests are treated to a sincere, familiar, and welcoming service, and can savour a heartwarming coffee, a delicious glass of wine or champagne or a surprising discovery from the exceptional range of single malt whiskeys. Unique are the Copperhead gins “Black Batch” and “Gibson” with blends specially designed by Yvan Vindevogel, the owner of the hotel, and available at Hotel Damier. In Restaurant Damier, cooking is done with the heart and without pretensions. Guests can enjoy a special dinner in the restaurant or on the heated indoor terrace with tasty and surprising dishes in an inviting ambience.

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Sprezza is a high-end cocktail bar with an eclectic interior. Here guests are taken on a sensational experience and enjoy signature cocktails, an exquisite collection of whiskeys and unique rums and tequilas. Sprezza offers a wide variety of special homemade cocktails, low alcohol cocktails and mocktails, all prepared with passion. Also available at Sprezza is a special Copperhead Gin, The Copperhead Scarfes limited edition. Hotel Damier is proud to be the only cocktail bar in Belgium to serve ‘The Scarfes Limited Edition of Copperhead’.

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The vibrant city of Kortrijk, part of the international UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of design, presents a fine collection of fascinating museums and dynamic cultural centres, pleasant terrace culture, and green spaces through the reconstruction of the Leieboord and irresistibly cosy festivals in the city. Hotel Damier is located a few kilometres from Kortrijk Xpo, 500 meters from the train station, the connecting roads to Bruges, Ypres, Ghent, Lille and the private airport Wevelgem.

Thanks to its central location in the Eurometropolis (Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai), the Grand Place in Kortrijk is an excellent location for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. The ‘Skyroom’ and ‘Skybox’ meeting rooms on the 4th floor of the executive building are accessible by private elevator. The large sliding windows overlooking the terrace provide a constant supply of fresh air. Hotel Damier also has two beautiful and unique banquet rooms with natural daylight for events, as baby shower or weddings.

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A collective mission to showcase independent hoteliers who turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

WorldHotels Crafted collection is an inclusive collection that has a collective mission to showcase independent hoteliers who turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Through design and creativity, these hotels capture the spirit of their destination and create long-lasting emotional connections with their guest. A new generation of lifestyle hotels. Each Crafted member tells its own story with its own DNA. WorldHotels articulates that story and shares it with the world. WorldHotels is the curator of the hotelier’s vision and promotes individual brands that go beyond great hospitality, and who have a consistent narrative to share through any of the given arts.

“I’m thrilled that we are the first hotel in Belgium to join the new WorldHotels Crafted collection,” said Catherine Vindevogel – Debal, owner and general manager of Hotel Damier. “With the special DNA of our hotel and our commitment to providing our guests with a stylish and special experience, WorldHotels Crafted is the right brand for us to position and grow our business both locally and globally.”

“Hotel Damier delivers an experience like no other. The combination of the personal touch, the accessible design and the special history of the hotel as the oldest hotel in Belgium, makes this absolutely the place you want to stay as a guest,” adds Stefan Dubbeling, Regional Director Belgium & Netherlands for BWH Hotel Group. “We are confident that guests of WorldHotels and residents of Kortrijk will enjoy all that this charming hotel has to offer. We look forward to continuing to work with Catherine and her team to spread the word about her beautiful hotel both locally and globally.”

In joining WorldHotels, Hotel Damier is now part of the industry-leading loyalty program, WorldHotels Rewards℠. The third-largest hotel loyalty program in the world offers guests exclusive access and privileges with member-only offers such as room upgrades and more.

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