Serving as the largest city resort wellness space across the Nordic countries and comprising one of Norway’s last remaining public baths from 1932, Vestkantbadet at Sommerro has been restored and reimagined as a 15,000-square-foot subterranean urban retreat
NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 16, 2022
Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ newest luxury hotel in Oslo, Sommerro, is pleased to announce the opening of its exclusive wellness space to guests, locals and members. Serving as the largest city resort wellness space across the Nordic countries and comprising one of Norway’s last remaining public baths from 1932, Vestkantbadet has been restored and reimagined as a 15,000-square-foot subterranean urban retreat. Designed as a haven for health and mindfulness, the space is a testament to the hotel’s all-encompassing approach to wellbeing, featuring a series of treatment rooms, an original restored Roman bath, gym, infrared sauna, cold plunge pool offering a traditional Nordic thermotherapy experience, the city’s first year-round rooftop pool, sauna and terrace, and the building’s original swimming pool with a magnificent mosaic wall.
Going far beyond the conventional, Sommerro weaves wellbeing throughout every aspect of the hotel, from its diverse range of community spaces to a series of innovative treatments and immersive health experiences. Highlights of the hotel’s sprawling wellness paradise include:
A Community Treasure Brought Back to Life
Sommerro is giving back to the local community by bringing back to life one of the country’s original public baths and most beloved social spaces, open to both hotel guests, locals and members. With its rich Art Deco details and original mosaic wall created by the famed 1930s Norwegian artist Per Krohg, the building's original swimming pool, public bath, saunas, and changing rooms have been restored to their former glory. Celebrating Oslo’s famous and historic bathing culture, the treasured Roman bath has been transformed into a cold plunge pool and the public bathing facilities have been given a new lease on life as 18 different treatment rooms, while retaining original elements such as the bright hand painted blue tiles. Upon arrival to the hotel’s main facade, guests can access the space through its former entrance which boasts a historic, restored sign from the early 1900s. Guests are then welcomed to an expansive wellness lobby that is now home to a luxury shop with everything from local and international brands to essentials like swimming trunks and equipment for cold water bathing from sustainable Norwegian swimwear company AIX Studio. Vestkantbadet extends from the lower floor at Sommerro all the way up to the roof terrace, with its flagship rooftop heated pool, spacious sunbeds and a sauna providing a grand view over Oslo to be enjoyed year-round.
Innovative Treatments & Experiences That Go Beyond the Traditional
Vestkantbadet offers guests a relaxing space to indulge in a wide array of tailored traditional treatments, along with specialized therapies that are on the cutting-edge of wellness. The ever-evolving treatment menu offers pampering massages, restorative reflexology, and rejuvenating sports massages. Luxurious facial treatments include everything from relaxing massages to chemical peels, algae wraps, masks, microneedling, LED light treatments and more, using the highest quality products applied with most advanced tools in skin care. For the ultimate local experience, a traditional Nordic thermotherapy circuit includes an infrared sauna and cold plunge pool. This relaxation ritual is based on a 2000-year-old tradition founded in Nordic countries that involves alternating between hot and cold temperatures to accelerate recovery and healing, improving physical and mental health.
Innovative wellness takes center stage as Sommerro is the first hotel in the Nordics to offer specialist medical aesthetic treatments, including a laser treatment skin program with Fotona Lasers and Candela Medical, both world-leading medical laser companies, overseen by Laserlegene’s Dr. Kingsley and Dr. Chan. Wim Hof-style cold water breathing technique sessions are also available, which will leave guests ready to enjoy the year-round Norwegian tradition of outdoor swimming and ice bathing. Other holistic experiences include nutritionist workshops and two-day electric sauna boat retreats on the fjord by sauna masters KOK. Guests looking to improve their sleep health can take part in one-on-one sleeping sessions and masterclasses with a local expert, complemented by a sleep soundtrack and Why We Sleep book in each guestroom, a pillow menu for optimum comfort, and light blocking glasses available for rent.
Exclusively for hotel guests and members, Sommerro’s gym goes above and beyond with state-of-the-art equipment, exceptional personal training sessions and group classes. The ultimate in post-workout indulgence, changing rooms feature freshly laundered towels, high-end bath products and fully-stocked beauty stations surrounded by rich, sleek timbers and soft lighting. Whether looking to reach new fitness heights or keeping up with a workout routine while traveling, memberships and packages are available to make the most of Sommerro's wellness offerings.
Luxe Products and Offerings
Complementing Sommerro’s wellness offerings are a suite of bespoke products and services offered through custom partnerships with some of the most trusted names in the industry. One of Norway’s top stylists and hairdressers, Jan Thomas created custom hair products infused with the hotel’s signature fragrance that are featured throughout the wellness space. For the ultimate in coziness, local bedding company Abate designed exclusive SOMMERRO X ABATE bath robes, while the exclusive Swedish perfume house Byredo’s unisex scents wrap guests in warmth, preparing them for a restful evening. Skincare partners include Elemis, SkinBetterScience, Babor, Skinceuticals, Meline and Noon Aesthetics, along with Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. A staple of Vestkantbadet’s aesthetic treatments, Sommerro is the award-winning dermatologist’s brand’s first-ever hotel partnership.
For guests looking for a quick recharge, Sommerro offers one-night stay packages that will have guests leaving rejuvenated and invigorated. “Light, Power and Warmth” includes breakfast, a two-course lunch at all-day dining spot Ekspedisjonshallen, a 50-minute massage and access to Vestkantbadet. For those seeking balance, “8 Hour Rule” offers a three-course dinner at the pulsating Ekspedisjonshallen, a 50-minute massage and breakfast, while “Bath and Bubbles” dives into traditional bathing culture with a fluffy bathrobe and champagne accompanying a spa kit, access to Vestkantbadet and breakfast.
Rates at Sommerro, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, start from USD$250 per double room including breakfast. For more information on Sommerro’s special wellness stay packages, visit http://www.sommerrohouse.com/en/packages/8hourrule/.
Set within a restored landmark 1930s building in Frogner, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Oslo in the city’s West End, Sommerro is a celebration of Norwegian design, fusing form and function to become the city’s first art deco hotel and a modern tribute to Norwegian cultural heritage. Occupying the original building of the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company, and a newly designed extension, the hotel features 231 rooms and luxury suites, four restaurants, three bars, a sprawling wellness space that brings back the city’s public baths, a series of historical meeting and event rooms, and a rooftop terrace. Sommerro is a two-minute walk to the local train station, providing easy access to Oslo Airport and beyond, and within close proximity to some of the city’s top attractions such as the Oslo Opera House and MUNCH. Sommerro is fueled by renewable energy, and local electric transport. The hotel is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit http://www.sommerrohouse.com.
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