Marriott Ghent

Ghent, Belgium

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A new 150 key, full service Marriott International Hotel in the historic center of Ghent, Belgium’s fourth largest city and world renown “flower city”. City Center is a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success with an architectural splendor reflecting centuries of culture. Also included is a 1,000 person banquet facility with full catering kitchen built on the ground level behind the medieval façade as well as two restaurants and a bar lounge on the ground and cellar level.

Architect

Dhr. Willy Verstraeten, Studiebureau Arrow, Ghent, Belgium

Interior Designer

Marcel Bequillard Inc. Interior Design, Ghent, Belgium

Client

Granit Korenlei NV, Ghent, Belgium

Features

  • Restored original building façades built in the 12th and 13th centuries to preserve important urban context in Ghent’s city center on the Korenlei Canal. New construction behind, and integrated with, the restored façade. Extensive preparatory site work including hand excavation,utility identification, and archeological inspections.
  • sub-cellar and cellar construction 45 feet below grade in unstable subsurface conditions special foundation design including secant pilings requiring full well point system and monitoring of adjacent structures
  • serpentine glass wall curving in two directions from the top floor to the ground forming an atrium lobby below
  • complex coordination of design and consulting team compris- ing professionals from several countries involving program- ming material and equipment alternate design studies and FF&E selection

Services

Owner’s Representation and Development Management