New York-based Dream Hotel Group has announced plans to launch Your Nature, an Unscripted Eco Resort by Dream Hotel Group, in Antoing, Belgium.
Your Nature is an eco-friendly resort located on the French border in a 700-acre forest belonging to the Princes de Ligne. Set to open in 2020, the resort is being designed with sustainability and conservation in mind. Located on preserved land owned by the family for more than 300 years, the ecotourism resort will be 100 percent environmentally friendly and built to maximize the conservation of the biodiversity and natural resources on the estate.
“For almost 15 years, we have invested all our energy in creating an ecoleisure destination focused solely on nature,” Belgium’s Prince Edouard de Ligne said in a statement. “The resort’s avant-garde, original design mixes old and new in an authentic experience that is respectful of the environment. The choice of Dream Hotel Group as management partner is crucial to bringing our philosophy to life."
“Dream Hotel Group is honored to partner with Prince Edouard de Ligne on the opening of Your Nature in Antoing, Belgium,” said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein. “As we continue to expand into new markets and build our brand as international hospitality leaders, we are grateful to have found this opportunity to work with Your Nature to build a memorable destination for travelers in Europe.”
Situated in 700 hundred acres of preserved natural forestland that contains a river and six private lakes, Your Nature will have 575 lodges, multiple dining and nightlife concepts and a range of recreational facilities.
Your Nature is located on the western edge of Belgium in Antoing, a town close to several major metropolitan cities and fewer than two hours from London, Paris and Brussels. The project required €81 million of investments, including €23.4 million of private equity. The de Ligne family is the main shareholder.
In addition to the Belgium announcement, the de Linge family and Dream Hotel Group plan to expand the Your Nature into new markets across Europe and North America.
With 18 hotels open and 20 new locations currently in development worldwide, Dream Hotel Group is on track to triple its existing portfolio by 2022.