It’s often appreciated when a hotel genuinely delves into its historic previous. This is precisely what has been accomplished by The Royal Snail, a modern boutique hotel situated along the Meuse river in Namur, a city in Wallonia in southern Belgium. Developed by regional architectural firm BURO5 in collaboration with Parisian studio Muzeo, this unique home belongs to the Style Hotels collection.
A tiny luxury hotel, The Royal Snail is the very first of its sort in the capital city of Namur and characteristics just 30 rooms with 10 a variety of themes. The name and a number of interior performs are derived from the city’s symbol of the snail. Regional artisans helped craft the furnishings, artwork and linens.
Interestingly, the hotel’s owner, Vincent Dardenne set out to open a 6-room bed-and-breakfast when the opportunity to acquire the 3 connecting buildings presented itself. As a result, this contemporary location features an on-internet site restaurant, two meeting spaces, wellness spa, swimming pool and tiered gardens offering an inviting atmosphere for both leisure and company travelers.
From the street entrance, guests and guests are greeted with a striking facade painted deep charcoal with classic dormer windows, organic-hued brickwork and sophisticated trimmings all contrasted by a vibrant living green wall. The restaurant, L’Agathopède is open to the public and sits on the ground floor boasting upscale cuisine in a decidedly modern day ambiance of deep woods, rich tones and eccentric lighting.
The lobby is richly-appointed with stone, wood and velvet with jewel-tones of amethyst and light ruby adding colour to the otherwise ebony backdrop. An amazing installation of glossy, graphic ribbons runs across the ceiling generating a dimensional aura.
The pool courtyard is exquisite with various levels, landscaped gardens, a huge dining deck and a rectangular pool that embodies ultra-cool design and style. With a multi-colored tiled mosaic reading, “The Swimming Pool” this feature is clad with a glass wall supplying guests with an underwater peek–love it!
Rooms variety from singles to suites with each one particular getting light-filled and abundant with sleek contemporary design and style in a comfortable setting. Some accommodations function private terraces, whilst all supply either river or city views. Throw pillows on beds feature the iconic snail logo, even though graphic wall murals are fascinating, illusional and often avant-garde, depicting scalloped, photographic, confetti and cloud styles. Artwork and photography is just as provocative and exciting. Some rooms boast a glass partition amongst the sleeping location and bathroom which supplies a sense of extended spaciousness.
The Royal Snail is a modern boutique hotel which simultaneously stands out, however blends elegantly inside the historic city it thrives within.