As the SLH trend report also suggests, seeking quiet and peacefulness is a hotel trend that’s here to stay. “The wellness industry will focus on those spiritual experiences that enable guests to encounter one-of-a-kind moments,” it says.
Those searching for an experience that’s both contemporary and devoid of the stresses of modern life can seek refuge at The Bunkers, a Belgian heritage structure converted to a B&B that’s set amidst the idyllic landscape of Knokke-Heist in West Flanders, Belgium.
Owners and couple Axel and Margaux De Bisscop explain: “We imagined The Bunkers as an exclusive retreat, where you can recharge your batteries.”
Originally a fort for Belgian soldiers in the late 1700s, it has been completely renovated with architecture by Benny Govaert, Architectuurburo Govaert & Vanhoutte bvba, and interior design by Kristof Goossens and anversa architecture & development.
Their preferred spot – the kitchen – has a modern accent. The black powder-coated steel from Danish brand Vipp creates an industrial look for the kitchen that is calming and not too stark.
The Bunkers outdoor area
The Bunkers kitchen