Vibe: Set in a renovated, impressive early 18th-century château full of contemporary design.
Area: On top of a cliff dominating the Lomme river and the pretty village of Mirwart in the heart of the woods of Saint-Hubert, province of Luxembourg – Belgium.
The DNA: Only seven years ago, Château de Mirwart in Belgium’s forest-laden south was in a state of disrepair but owner and architect Loïk Eyers, along with his firm Jaspers-Eyers Architects, transformed it into a hotel with luxury lodgings, a restaurant and a banquet hall. Inside, they have taken a pared-back approach and kitted the castle out with furniture from Italy’s Molteni&C. Reissued pieces by mid-century Italian maestro Gio Ponti harmonise with modern furniture from Yabu Pushelberg and Patricia Urquiola. The Belgian heritage of the brand’s creative director, Vincent Van Duysen, has also been key to the renovation and there is plenty of the trained architect’s work on show. New pieces for Molteni&C, including Van Duysen’s Lucas sofa and Louisa coffee tables, sit alongside old timber building elements and ornate marquetry.
Suite-Me-Up: The large and luxurious rooms and suites are distributed between the main château, several outbuildings and the Tour de Dinant, a medieval defense and watch tower. The two-bedroomed family houses can be combined into one, sleeping up to 12 persons.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 20 rooms & suites (20-220m2) (215-2,370 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2021 • architecture & interior design: Jaspers-Eyers Architects (Brussels) ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk