The Fourth is a 21st century meeting-place that brings together different generations and people from all walks of life. The hotel juxtaposes old and new, connects poetry and cutting-edge technology, and sets the future against a backdrop of history. The name The Fourth is a reference to the building’s rich and chequered history: it began life as a guildhall in 1479, became a theatre in 1817, a national bank in 1930, and has now embarked on its fourth incarnation as a beautiful hotel.
Restaurant Tafelrond, the adjacent private dining room, the orangery and the lounge offer impeccable service in a great atmosphere, and the dishes created by celebrated chef Sébastien Kister are superb. At the hotel, you can opt to stay in a Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Executive Room or Junior Suite, or one of the two fabulous suites with mezzanines on the top floor.
For video conferences, meetings, presentations, livestream concerts or interactive courses, there is Studio Jan. This ultramodern, versatile multimedia space is equipped with an immense touch-screen video wall.
Restaurant Tafelrond (The Fourth) was already renowned straight from the start (autumn 2016).
The contemporary interior juxtaposed with elements of the building’s history is enchanting. The polished marble floors mirror the former bank’s dignified atmosphere. The restaurant overlooks the courtyard and ‘Studio Jan’ beyond.
Opening hours: from 12noon-3pm and from 7-10pm.
Sitting in the sheltered courtyard surrounded by lush greenery you are able to enjoy the magnificent historical as well as contemporary architecture, such as The Fourth’s monumental tower or Restaurant Tafelrond’s crisp interior.
Hotel The Fourth is situated right next to Leuven’s City Hall, one of most renowned gothic buildings in the world. Another impressive building is the characteristic neo-renaissance University Library with its 87m tower. Well worth a visit is Museum M designed by Belgian top architect Stéphane Beel, housing historical and contemporary art. The Large Beguinage, recongnized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, is within walking distance of the hotel. Leuven is also known for its beer culture. Many famous breweries are open to visitors.