Lanserhof Lans set for large-scale renovation and extension
Image: The rooftop pool at the Spa-Hotel-Schwarzer Adler Kitzbühel
Award-winning Austrian medical spa Lanserhof Lans is set to undergo a large-scale renovation that will see the addition of a five-story new building, it has been announced.
Lanserhof Lans closed for the expansion and renovation work on Saturday May 7, with the work scheduled for completion in December. The first guests are set to arrive at the revamped destination medical spa in January 2017.
The new building spans 5,500sq m with two floors dedicated exclusively to accommodation, one floor for events, including talks and lectures, one floor for a new spa and one for storage and other non-guest related facilities.
The new building will have a total of 16 rooms, including two suites, with four of the rooms and one of the suites featuring a private roof terrace. Two of the suites in the existing building will also be extended, with one of them set to include its own sauna.
Other facilities in the new building will include a three-room cryotherapy chamber where temperatures drop to -110°C, an indoor-outdoor seawater pool and an infrared sauna with views of the Alps.
In addition to the new building, extensions to existing facilities will see a new restaurant, recpetion area and events space, an extended area for dermatology treatments, additional treatment rooms, a new retail boutique and an extended library.
The overhaul of Lans will also see the introduction of new treatments and programmes, including aqua shiatsu, and a number of programmes that are currently under development and that remain under wraps.
Nils Behrens, chief executive of the Lanserhof group – which also includes Lanserhof Tegernsee in Germany and the Lans Medicum city clinic in Hamburg –explained that the business felt the Lans resort needed to be updated.
“It was time for a renovation, especially since we opened Lanserhof Tegernsee two years ago. It’s on a much higher level, so we needed to do something to bring the original [resort] in Lans up to the same level.”
Behrens explained that the two destinations will still have their own, distinct, identities. “Lans has much more of a family feel. Tegernsee is much bigger but it only has eight rooms more, so it’s a different kind of architectural concept,” he said.
The Lanserhof concept will be offered via a pop-up at the Spa-Hotel-Schwarzer Adler Kitzbühel in Austria, which is part of the Lanserhof group, while the Lans property is closed.
The pop-up, which opens this Sunday, May 15, will offer the core of the Lanserhof concept, including the Mayr cure, but will not include all of its programmes and services.
Behrens said: “We are offering the same [central] programmes but we can’t provide the same additional diagnostics that we do at Lans.
“At Lans we work with the Medical University of Innsbruck, which is only 20 minutes away. However, it’s more than an hour away from Kitzbühel, so you can’t [necessarily] provide the same services there.”
Behrens said the Spa-Hotel-Schwarzer Adler was chosen as the pop-up location not only because it belongs to the Lanserhof group, but because it provides a comparative environment.
He said: “It’s of a great standard, one that fits with Lanserhof, and it has a fantastic spa and rooftop pool. It’s also won many architectural awards and architecture has always been an important part of Lanserhof.”