August, in Antwerp, a convent is transformed into a sanctuary of modern times
Without any complexes, Belgium transformed an Antwerp convent into a modern day sanctuary to make it into an ambitious hotel. And the result is quite successful!
On the site of an abandoned former military hospital, the Augustin convent comprises five recently renovated buildings, under the direction of architect Vincent Van Duysen, who signed here a deluxe hotel project in the historical center of Antwerp. Unusual and ambitious, they shelter a restaurant, a well-being center, an outdoor pool, as well as private gardens.
Transforming a convent into a hotel
At the table, gourmets will happily discover the culinary talents of Nick Bril, chef-owner in town of the star-studded Jane. And for good measure, food and beverages are served in glasses, porcelain plates, wood cutlery and objects created specially for the establishment— a collection filled with nostalgia, but resolutely contemporary.
Respecting a timeless patrimony
Featuring public spaces imagined for professional, and comfortable settings dedicated to weekends for twosomes, the 44 rooms and suites of this new urban residential oasis are conceived as a timeless homage to the lifestyle of a religious, neo-classic building, but reinvented. The venue already attracts influencers, and Belgian opinion makers…