Old Meeting Hall Begins Its New Life: The Fourth Hotel
The Round Table (Het Tafelrond), from 1479, the building was a meeting place for different guilds in the city of Leuven. After it had been demolished and rebuilt, music and theatre reanimated the building in 1817.
The Tafelrond was a theatre for audiences of close to a thousand people where performances took place which are similar to those we think of today as living room concerts.
The Tafelrond was bombed and destroyed during the First World War. After the war, it was rebuilt in its original Gothic style of the architect de Layens and now looks as it did in its first life. From 1930 till 2002, it served as the Leuven branch of the National Bank. The Tafelrond begins its fourth life as a hotel with the name 'The Fourth Hotel'. The hotel has a cafe with a beautiful Grote Markt view .
(Source : http://www.th4th.com/en, access date: November 2020), Photo by Aslı Tezcan