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Author Topic: Nice of revew in Die Ziet newspaper for hotel Verhaegen where Herman works.  (Read 1713 times)

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This was in the German newspaper Die Ziet earlier this week for hotel herman works at in Ghent. I used Bablefish to franslate it. If someone can translate it better than that I would appreciate it.  Herman said they had 140 hits on the website after the story ran in the paper.


"Wie zu Hause, nur sch?ner
Von Tomas Niederberghaus

Das Hotel Verhaegen in Gent hat vier G?stezimmer, zwei Hunde und viel Atmosph?re

Sollte der strapazierte Begriff ?Gastfreundschaft? noch eine Berechtigung haben, dann sicherlich im Fall des Hotels Verhaegen in Gent. Ich hatte kurz vor unserer Anreise ein Zimmer per E-Mail reserviert, und nachdem die Buchung best?tigt worden war, folgte umgehend eine weitere Mail mit Fragen wie ?M?chten Sie ein Doppelbett oder Twin Beds??. ?W?nschen Sie, dass wir Ihnen in einem der umliegenden Restaurants einen Tisch f?rs Abendessen reservieren?? Und: ?Ben?tigen Sie einen Stellplatz f?rs Auto??

Solche Fragen sind ?berraschend in Zeiten standardisierter Hotels, in denen der Gast zumeist auf den Besitz seiner Kreditkarte reduziert wird. Und nicht weniger ?berraschend ist das Hotel Verhaegen selbst. Kaum ist man mit dem Auto in der belgischen Stadt Gent eingetroffen, kurvt man noch ein bisschen ?ber kopfsteingepflasterte Stra?en, sieht rechts und links mittelalterliche Gildeh?user, in deren Erdgeschossen Designm?bel und au?ergew?hnliche Mode ausgestellt werden, und pl?tzlich steht man vor einem wei?en B?rgerhaus aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Man blickt noch auf die Holzsprossenfenster und die schmalen Balkons, auf denen Olivenb?umchen in Terrakottat?pfen thronen, und da ?ffnet sich auch schon die T?r und heraus kommen: Lola, zweieinhalb Jahre, wei?e Jack-Russell-Dame, Zeno, sechs, schokobrauner Labradorr?de, sowie Herman, knapp f?nfzig, Empfangschef, Concierge, Direktor und Kellner in einer Person.

Das Hotel Verhaegen ist eigentlich gar kein Hotel. Es hat nur vier G?stezimmer und keinen Wellnessbereich, keine Bar, kein Restaurant und keinen Aufzug ? und trotzdem, oder vielleicht gerade deshalb, macht der Aufenthalt hier so gl?cklich. Bis vor zwei Jahren war das Haus in Besitz der Baronin Verhaegen, die es an die beiden Innenarchitekten Marc Vergauwe und Jan Rosseel verkaufte, weil ihre Kinder kein Interesse daran zeigten. In Belgien sind Vergauwe und Rosseel nicht unbekannt, sie richten dem Geldadel H?user und Wohnungen ein (auch die Dependancen an der C?te d?Azur), geben sich selbst jedoch wie Studenten. Jan tr?gt ein schlichtes Hemd ?ber der Jeans, Marc sein dunkles Haar schulterlang. Zun?chst wohnten und arbeiteten die beiden hier nur, seit Kurzem beherbergen sie Reisende und besch?ftigen ihren Freund Herman als Faktotum.

Gro?e Fl?gelt?ren f?hren im Parterre von einem Salon zum n?chsten, man sieht chinesische Wandmalereien, Kronleuchter und Kamine, Kassettendecken sowie M?bel, die die beiden Innenarchitekten selbst entworfen haben, etwa einen Spieltisch f?r Schach und Backgammon. ?Bis wir hierher zogen, mochten wir kein Gold, in diesem Haus haben wir Gold jedoch lieben gelernt?, sagt Marc Vergauwe, der eine Kette mit einem gro?en silbernen Kreuz um den Hals tr?gt. Es bleibt einem auch nichts anderes ?brig, denn Gold ist gro?z?gig verarbeitet worden ? auf den Rahmen der Spiegel, als Blumen im Stuck sowie auf den Simsen der Kamine.

In English:
Of Toma Niederberghaus The hotel Verhaegen in Gent has four G?stezimmer, two dogs and much Atmosph?re Should the strained term?Gastfreundschaft? still another, then surely in the case of the hotel Verhaegen in Gent have authorization. I had briefly reserved a room before our journey by E-Mail, and after the reservation had been best?tigt, immediately a further Mail with questions followed as?M?chten you a double bed or a twin Beds??. ?W?nschen it that we reserve you in one of the surrounding restaurants a table f?rs dinners?? And: ?Ben?tigen it a parking bay f?rs car?? Such questions are?berraschend in times of standardized hotels, in which the guest is reduced mostly to the possession of his credit card. And?berraschend the hotel Verhaegen is not less. Hardly one arrived with the car in the Belgian city Gent, circles one still another little more?ber head restraint-in-paved Stra?en, sees on the right of and on the left of medieval Gildeh?user, in whose ground floors Designm?bel and au?ergew?hnliche fashion are issued, and pl?tzlich stands one before a wei?en B?rgerhaus from that for 18. Century. One still looks on the wood sash bar windows and narrow balcony, on which Olivenb?umchen in Terrakottat?pfen thrones?ffnet itself there, and already the T?r and out comes: Lola, two and a half years, wei?e Jack Russell lady, Zeno, six, schokobrauner Labradorr?de, as well as Herman, scarcely f?nfzig, receptionist, Concierge, director and waiter in a person. The hotel Verhaegen is actually no hotel. It has only four G?stezimmer and no Wellnessbereich, no bar, no restaurant and no elevator? and nevertheless, or perhaps straight therefore, makes here so gl?cklich the stay. Until before two years was the house in possession of the Baronin Verhaegen, which sold it to the two interior decorators Marc Vergauwe and January Rosseel, because its children did not show interest in it. In Belgium Vergauwe and Rosseel are not unknown, them address the money aristocracy H?user and dwellings (also the Dependancen to the C?te d?Azur), give themselves however like students. January tr?gt a simple shirt more?ber the Jeans, Marc its dark hair shoulder-long. Zun?chst lived and worked the two here only, since short one accommodate them travelers and besch?ftigen its friend Herman as Faktotum. Gro?e Fl?gelt?ren f?hren in the Parterre from a salon to the n?chsten, one see Chinese wandmalereien, kronleuchter and fire-places, coffered ceilings as well as M?bel, which sketched the two interior decorators themselves, about a play table f?r chess and Backgammon. ?Bis we here pulled, liked we no gold, in this house have we gold however love learned?, says Marc Vergauwe, which tr?gt a chain with a gro?en silver cross around the neck. Also nothing different one remains?brig, because gold was gro?z?gig processed? on the framework of the mirrors, as flowers in the stucco as well as on the windshield frame sections of the fire-places.

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Re: Nice of revew in Die Ziet newspaper for hotel Verhaegen where Herman works.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 04:04:20 PM »
Very nice article, congrats!  :D

Die Zeit is one of the biggest newspapers in Germany, I'm sure the readership will love the hotel, it's a good fit. Herman seemed to have made a deep impression on the author, he's been mentioned twice and in very kind words. Great job, this article will definitely draw some customers. :-*
"Boredom is always counterrevolutionary. Always." (Guy Debord)


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