PRESS RELEASE | April 2017
Domaine La Butte aux Bois, Lanaken, Belgium, has announced the opening of Spa Retreat La Forêt in May 2017: an all surpassing new lifestyle experience.
A year in the making, Spa Retreat La Forêt is a stunning sanctuary. The distinctive contemporary eco-chic architecture of the Retreat is set in a terraced garden that blends into the surrounding Hoge Kempen National Park, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior. Facilities include an indoor pool, panorama sauna, Turkish bath, infrared duo sauna, iced-water area, relaxation rooms and Spa Lounge. The Spa opens onto La Forêt garden with another relaxation zone, an outdoor Jacuzzi, meditation and Yoga spaces and a covered terrace. There are eight treatment rooms, a doctor’s room and various treatment facilities.
Spa Retreat La Forêt’s revolutionary treatment concept focuses on five principles: Reenergizing, Reharmonizing, Refreshing, Regeneration and Recovering. Treatments are tailored to the guest’s individual requirements with specialised plans for women, men and teenagers. Spa highlights include exclusively developed La Forêt signature treatments, and an extensive Spa menu also features select Shiseido treatments using their Future Solution LX and Bio-Performance lines. Guests with booked treatments are invited to use the Spa Lounge where light meals, healthy snacks, smoothies, natural juices and beauty food support the skin rejuvenation process.
Specialist dermatological consultations and minor cosmetic procedures are offered in conjunction with Dr Yolande Bullens-Goessens, one of Belgium’s leading authorities on anti-ageing and skin improvement. Working alongside a team of cosmetic experts, Dr Bullens has developed her own Doctors Brand range of medi-cosmetics exclusively for the Spa, La Forêt by Dr. Bullens, embracing four product lines: Anti-Aging, Anti-Acne, For Men and Body Thalasso.
This super-modern Spa includes Le Gym – a members-only fitness club – and 20 exceptionally elegant and comfortable rooms on two levels. The new La Forêt Ambience and La Forêt Expérience rooms offer sophistication and comfort in equal measure. La Forêt Ambiance rooms have a spacious loft-style feel with warm woods, soothing colours, bright bathrooms and glorious forest views from floor-to-ceiling picture windows open directly to nature. La Forêt Expérience rooms feature free-standing beds and walk-in showers for two. Rooms are connected with Le Gym and the main building via Le Passage, an impressive glazed space bathed in natural light.
Domaine La Butte aux Bois offers a total of 59 rooms across three buildings, each with its own identity. Classically elegant Le Manoir houses the restaurants, salons and 23 beautiful Flamant-style rooms. La Villa, accessed via a luxuriantly planted and covered pergola, presents 16 chic rooms styled to offer contemporary luxury and delightful views over the forest lake. With the addition of 20 stunning new rooms in the Spa Retreat La Forêt, absolute tranquillity in natural surroundings with unsurpassed facilities are guaranteed.
The Domaine’s Michelin-starred Restaurant La Source is a connoisseur’s dream, with an established place among Belgium’s elite restaurants. Chef Ralf Berendsen works his magic with fresh ingredients, drawing inspiration from Belgian, German and Dutch influences. Le Bistrot is the casual dining option, ensuring that every guest finds something to suit their taste.
Villa rooms from €150, Manoir rooms from €275, La Forêt rooms from €325 per night.