Erfgoed Logies is a Dutch association of small scale accomodations and B&B’s that share as a common denominator that they are located in historic heritage properties including historic ships. It was incorporated in 1996, initially as a vehicle to obtain EG subsidies to convert historic properties into guest accomodation.
Autumn 2004 Johan Neppelenbroek en Brigitte Bormans took over management of Erfgoedlogies.
In 2005 Erfgoed Hotels was split off as a separate association.
New websites of both associations were launched this week and will be translated into the English language in a short time.
New alliances are in the process of being concluded for both associations.
The “How To Spend It” magazine of the Financial Times covered Haagsche Suites in The Hague (see pictures), Park Tower Suite in Haarlem en Brugsche Suites and Maison le Dragon, both in Brugge, Belgium.
The New York Times addressed designers Analik of Miauw Suites in Antwerp and Marcel Wanders of Lute Suites near Amsterdam.
Another wel designed small all suite hotel has been opened recently: Brugsche Suites, Suites of Brugge, Belgium
Analik has her own fashion label and a shop in Amsterdam (9 streets shopping area).
Now she has purchased a property in Antwerpen where she will start a new shop and a hotel. In autumn she will open a hotel next to her Amsterdam shop. More to follow under the name: Miauw Suites.
Other fashion makers preceded her:
- Carla Sozzani with 3Rooms 10, Corso Como, above her boutique (a Real Boutique Hotel?) in Milano, Italy.
- Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry, with Charlton House in Bath, Summerset, UK.
- Bvlgari with Bvlgari Hotel in Milano, Italy.
- Donatella Versace with Pallazzo Versace south of Brisbane, Australia, which opened recently.
Recently we stayed in this new exclusive private guesthouse.
Emanuel Vanhaecke, a brother of the hostess of the Small Luxury Pandhotel in Bruge is the host of Maison le Dragon. It has three suites and, with a garden in between, it is located back to back with the Pandhotel on short walkting distance of The Markt (market), the centre of this well kept medieval city with a nice array of shops and cultural sightseeing opportunities. One of the suites has its own terrace with Bear Chairs and all three suites are roomy and very well appointed by by Emanuel’s mother. Each suite has a bath and seperate shower stall.
Starting a new venture like this makes you forget some things easily. When a famous Dutch football (soccer for the Americans amongst you) player stayed with him, Emanuel realised he had forgotten a proper guestbook. He run away to fetch a guestbook. Now the photo of this famous guest together with a nice review are on the first page of his guestbook.