Château de Vignée | Rochefort, Belgium

The Vibe: A modern day château.

The Area: Nestled alongside the river Lesse, in the Belgian Ardennes.

The DNA: Nature reigns in the restored Château de Vignée, a high-end boutique hotel deeply rooted the Belgian Ardennes. But not in a way you might expect. Belgian design studio WeWantMore brought the ancient estate’s wilful surroundings inside in a poetic, yet novel way. Yes, the materials, marbles, lighting and colours are Ardennes inspired, but witty taxidermy art pieces and a stream of seasonal textures as part of an evolutive branding add a sense of humour and wonder to the guest experience. The studio’s interior and brand design has transformed Château de Vignée into a lush retreat sourced by its natural surroundings and hunting heritage.

Our design process ultimately started off from a feeling that we aimed to capture in the design. We imagined how it must feel for a hunter to wander the woods at 5 o’clock in the morning. The textures, the sounds, the first sunlight shimmering through the leaf canopy. A recognizable experience for hotel guests. At the same time, we respected the building and site and searched for the right balance between heritage and marvel. We wanted to make it genuinely fun for guests to be there.

Ruud Belmans, Creative Director Spatial Design WeWantMore

Suite-Me-Up: The two bedroomed Royal Suite sits in the crown of the estate. Secluded by oak beams, minimalist mild tones and understated textures it features two bathrooms (one with a standalone bath), lounge with fireplace and a private office overlooking the courtyard.

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✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 24 rooms & suites (20-46m2) (215-495 sq ft) ✅ free on-site parking • architecture & interior design: WeWantMore • bathroom amenities: Caudalie • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk

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