We (Veronique 37years and Henk 34years) have a restaurant (1michelin star) in Bruges since 10years .
We’ve lived above the restaurant until now , it became to small with our 2 kids (6&7 years).
We were looking for a private house but didn’t find anything which was close the restaurant and enough space.
Suddenly a great opportunity came along ,the historical house in front of our restaurant came free and we take the shot…
Result it was to big for us , so said to each other „why don’t we make some geustrooms in the building.
We ourselves had enough ideas how to separates the places in that big house .
We of course needed an architect to draw for us .
There was one big rule!!
we wanted to have absolutely a private house were our guests couldn’t come, lets say a red line for them not to cross.
There for we provided 2 very high luxury rooms and 2 suites .
the house is separated is 2 parts , one for the guests and one for us .
We’ve put an extra stair specially for us.
It’s an very ancient house , we have information that leads until 1450!
A house with a soul and character !
The whole decoration we did ourselves , till the smallest detail .
we didn’t use the help of any interior architect or someone of that kind.
We ourselves are creative minded people
the name of our guesthouse is called „La Suite”, for us it has several meanings ,
first, it means if you translate it , the following , it is the following step of our lives , it also means like a kitchen name, that reply’s in the kitchen that the next dish can follow.
Like the people are in our restaurant they can go to their rooms for the next step of their evening
Why a french name ? That’s because our restaurant is called „Sans Cravate”, now we’ve changed our logo to LaSuiteSansCravate, it match very well together .
We have a very personal style in our kitchen and interior of the restaurant , now we have that also in our new guesthouse .
The rooms have the name of wine grapes , sauvignon blanc, riesling, syrah and pinot noir. Each guest receive when they arrive a glass of bubbles with a personalized macaron biscuit with the flavors of their room that they booked.
The renovation took 3 years in total but the result is magic, we are of course very proud that we realized something like that.
Only 1month open and already nominated for „Best design hotel”
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