Scan Magazine, Issue 92, September 2016

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  The Best Spas in Sweden

Enjoy a treatment.

Jämtland calling – a spa experience inspired by nature Walk through the mist and explore the magical forest of Jämtland, Sweden. The spa at Quality Hotel Frösö Park in Östersund is a modern wellness experience inspired by the materials and sensations of the forest. Explore a spa dream made of local wood, stone and natural phenomena. By Ellinor Thunberg | Photos: Quality Hotel Frösö Park

Quality Hotel Frösö Park is located on the island of Frösön, a stone’s throw from Östersund airport, with deep forests and lake Storsjön right on the doorstep. The conditions for an active stay could not be better – with a total of 1,300 square metres of gym indoors and outdoors, an obstacle course and an array of trails for cycling, running or walking. But after a busy day, the spa awaits. “What our guests appreciate the most is the access to nature and how we have managed to make our spa the oasis we 54  |  Issue 92  |  September 2016

want it to be. When you are here for meetings or sports competitions, you need that contrast,” says Anneli Helmerson, spa manager at Quality Hotel Frösö Park. With only three minutes to the airport and just over five minutes to the city centre, the location is also very convenient for work and meetings. “The rooms are in a separate part of the hotel and are quiet with comfortable beds, so nothing will disturb your sleep. But as soon as you walk into the conjoined building you find everything you need – the spa, gym

and the restaurant – so that’s another contrast,” she says.

Interiors from local wood and stone The hotel is just over a year old and the spa opened as late as December 2015. But the resort has already received its first award. Frösö Park came in second in the Swedish Spa Awards category Årets nykomling (Rookie of the Year), for the achievement of successfully turning the nature of Jämtland into pure Nordic spa delight. “The spa feels like the outdoors, even if you are indoors. That is a very nice feeling, and the environment is perfectly balanced. We want our guests to feel at home here; it’s fantastic that the average stay lasts four to five hours,” says Helmerson.

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