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Ghent (Ville)

Ghent with its agglomeration, located in the Flemish region, has more than 455,000 inhabitants. The city offers cultural tourism with its various possibilities to explore the city: the Museum of Modern Arts with works by famous Flemish artists, the belfry, the Church of Saint Nicholas or Saint Bavo’s Cathedrale.

The Opera house of Ghent offers each year a major event that attract more than two million visitors: the annual "Gentse Feesten" festival in July. They enable hotels to sustain occupancy rates during the summer season. Ghent also hosts an annual film festival, a music festival (“OdeGhent”) in September, and a triennial “Light Festival”.

The city’s hotel activity mainly relies on its economy, as Ghent is a powerful industrial centre in Belgium, with its steel industry or its Volvo plant that produces a large amount of vehicles. Besides the industry, the city is also turning towards communications technologies.

There are 1,425 chain rooms in the Ghent urban area as of January 1, 2017

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1,425 rooms Corporate operated chain supply as of 01/01/2017 (rooms)

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