M A D PICK YOUR SEASON A new hotel provides a unique lodging option for
clients who run hot or cold
Swedish travel experts O; the Map Travel recently announced a
new floating hotel and spa that will freeze into the ice of Sweden’s
Lule River in the winter and float on top of the water in the summer.
Called The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa, the unique six-room
property is inspired by the days when felled trees were transported
downriver for processing. The circular hotel will also house one
spa treatment room, four saunas, an outside cold bath, a hot bath,
outside and inside showers and two dressing rooms. The open
center of the Arctic Bath is designed for sunbathing, ice bathing
and for those who wish to experience stargazing or Northern Lights
viewing. Guests can also partake in the Arctic tradition of a cold-water plunge — a special technique has been developed to keep the
center of the bath open during wintertime.
The accommodation is the result of a partnership with O; the
Map Travel and the team behind Sweden’s Treehotel, which features
rooms elevated in the forest treetops.
Completion of the hotel is expected for the first part of 2018.
www.o; themap.travel —K.S.