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tend to our physical and mental wellness and to charge our batteries every so often.”

Room for romance Spa centres are of course a popular date spot, and Thermae Boetfort is no exception. The wellness centre happily caters to couples with a variety of arrangements, including the option to rent one of two private sauna suites. “Our private suites both include a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, all completely private. While these are popular with couples, one suite can accommodate up to eight people and the other up to 12, so they can be rented out by groups, as well.” The private saunas are especially in demand around Valentine’s Day, but couples who have missed the opportuni-

ty to book a private wellness slot still have plenty of other options to choose from. “We also run a hotel, with some rooms in a building on the castle grounds and some across the street,” explains Van De Wijgaert. “We offer special Valentine’s arrangements that include spa access and an overnight stay, as well as single day packages with some treatments included.”

Spotlight on sustainability Running a wellness centre inevitably requires a lot of electricity and water, but Thermae Boetfort makes a conscious contribution to sustainability wherever possible. “We have just transitioned to a PET-free operation: single-use plastics are banned from the site entirely. We offer reusable drink bottles at a low price and our customers can fill them throughout the

premises. We also use LED-lighting everywhere to reduce our carbon footprint.” The Boetfort premises also boast a restaurant within the castle, where hungry visitors can revive over anything from small snacks and daily specials to extensive dining menus, all cooked on the spot. The kitchen caters to all diets and preferences, whether you’re after a healthy meal, a filling pasta or even a glass of the spa’s very own Boetfort beer. In addition to its top-notch facilities and décor, Thermae Boetfort is ideally located a stone’s throw from Brussels Airport, allowing weary travellers to make a pit stop before or after an exhausting flight. “We are open until midnight every day, so those with late flights can come and rest up before their departure,” concludes Van De Wijgaert. Thermae Boetfort is open every day of the year apart from Christmas Day, from 10.30am to 12am. Its sister location Thermae Grimbergen offers a similar wellness experience in a peaceful, green setting.

Thermae Boetfort, Sellaerstraat 42, 1820 Melsbroek. Thermae Grimbergen is the wellness group’s second location, where you can destress in a luscious green environment

For more information, visit: www.thermae.com

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