La Butte aux Bois: ultra-modern wellness center near the Dutch border
In Lanaken, a magnificent mansion built in 1924 in neo-tudor style houses the five-star hotel ‘La Butte aux Bois’. The impressive complex contains 59 rooms and suites spread over three buildings: The Manor, The Villa and The Forest. A modern, sleek annex also houses the Spa Retreat La Fôret: a spacious wellness center with a range of facilities and treatments. For example, the complex includes an indoor pool, sauna with panoramic views, steam room, outdoor jacuzzi and various infrared duo-seats as well as experience showers. Of special note are the minimalist-style relaxation rooms overlooking the lush garden and outdoor terraces. In addition, the spa offers various treatments such as facials, massages, exfoliation and packing and more. There is also a Shiseido institute focusing mainly on skin improvement and rejuvenation in eight treatment cabins. In addition, the center includes a gym run by former elite athlete Ingmar Harthoorn. The beautiful architecture, contemporary interior and green setting make La Butte aux Bois a not-to-be-missed address for anyone looking for rest and relaxation.
Paalsteenlaan 90, 3620 Lanaken. More information: labutteauxboix.be.
ULTRA Asylum: beauty temple in Brussels
At ULTRA Asylum, the focus is on beauty, and it does so in the form of some 650 square meters of pure bliss. Architect-designer Renaud Dejeneffe took charge of the beauty temple’s interior, creating a clean, futuristic universe in which white marble and gold elements predominate. The beauty center has two floors and offers a range of beauty treatments such as haircuts, facials and body treatments. In the latter, ULTRA Asylum’s own 100% natural and vegan ULTRA Remediology products are used. Finally, you will also find an eclectic dining area with healthy dishes and drinks on the menu.
Van Eyckstraat 30, 1000 Brussel. More information: ultraasylum.com.
Spasiba: spa and wellness center in the heart of the capital
Also in Brussels is Spasiba, a wellness center belonging to the prestigious French group Deep Nature. Spasiba is an oasis of calm in the center of the city, near Avenue Louise. The elegant rooms are decorated with natural materials such as wood and marble and finished with Asian accents. Treatments are done with beauty products from Cinq Mondes and Biologique Recherche. The complex includes not only eight treatment cabins but also a relaxation room, sauna and hammam. The ideal address for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Waterloolaan 47, 1000 Brussel. More information: spasiba.be
Le Manoir de Lébioles: luxury hotel and spa in a fairytale castle
In the midst of the Ardennes forests, the luxury hotel and spa Manoir de Lébioles is located in a castle also called “the little Versailles of the Ardennes. The hotel has sixteen rooms and suites, each different but all decorated in a distinctive style. In the wellness suite of the five-star hotel, both your body and mind can fully relax. The four elements were taken as the starting point for the interior design, allowing the spa to flow effortlessly into its green surroundings. Known for its high-quality service, the spa houses a sauna, steam room, pool. There are also single and double cabins where guests can enjoy various treatments, scrubs and massages with products from Valmont and Babor. Finally, in winter, guests can relax in front of a crackling fire in the cozy lounge.
Domaine de Lébioles 1/5, 4900 Spa (Creppe). More information: manoirdelebioles.com
Cinq Mondes Spa: wellness center in the heart of the Sonian Forest
Nestled in a beautiful green setting on the outskirts of Brussels, the Cinq Mondes Spa is located in the four-star Dolce La Hulpe hotel. Cinq Mondes is a quality label that originated in France and is synonymous with luxurious relaxation. The name refers to the different continents and their traditional beauty rituals on which Cinq Mondes treatments and care products are inspired. With a view of the Sonian forest, enjoy holistic treatments with natural cosmetic products based on medicinal plants. Perfect to completely de-connect alone or as a couple for a few hours – or why not a weekend.
Brusselsesteenweg 135, 1310 Terhulpen. More information: www.dolcelahulpe.co