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A former Augustinian convent becomes a modern-day sanctuary at August in Antwerp
A new hospitality project including a hotel, bar, restaurant, wellness and shop designed by Vincent Van Duysen

In Antwerp, the people behind renowned boutique hotel 'Hotel Julien' have launched a new and aspiring hospitality project: August. On the recently developed Military Hospital site, a former Augustinian convent becomes a modern-day sanctuary for both Antwerp residents and foreign visitors to enjoy. August re-envisions its historical central function with an open restaurant and a bar, a bespoke hotel with dedicated wellness area, an open air swimming pond and secluded gardens. August consists of 5 different buildings, seamlessly blended together under the guidance of legendary Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen in his first-ever hotel project. The restaurant and bar are curated and envisioned by well-known star chef Nick Bril. Opening 12 April 2019.