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1898 THE POST, GHENT, BELGIUM

This boutique hotel spans the upper levels of the neo-Gothic post office in the heart of Ghent, a port city in Belgium which is celebrated for its mediaeval architecture.

Construction of the post office began more than a century ago, in 1898, although it was opened to the public only in 1909. It hosted the World Expo in 1913.

The hotel, which opened in 2017, has named its rooms after post-office paraphernalia such as The Stamp, The Postcard, The Envelope and The Letter. They are adorned with antique furniture, original window frames and wooden floorboards.

Lining the hotel's walls are historical relics such as the wax seals of some of Belgium's oldest aristocratic families.

Written by Hannah Bock for The Straits Times.

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