Design tourism / Published on July 5, 2021
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland, A Full-Force Nature Immersion and Transformative Journey in the Volcanic Earth
Discover the exquisitely remote Retreat at the Blue Lagoon Iceland Hotel and Spa, a 62-room resort hotel embedded in the lava formations and turquoise geothermal pools of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon complex, situated within the UNESCO Global Geopark.
Text: Juli Pisano.
In 2019, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland was awarded at the AHEAD Europe Hospitality Awards, the Red Dot Best of the Best, the Hospitality Design Award and the Skift Award. Then hit the pandemic and the world of travelling came to a haul.
Ready to dream again and start planning getaways? You might want to consider the Icelandic Retreat at Blue Lagoon for a truly memorable experience.
Design Group Italia Chief Design Officer Sigurdur Thorsteinsson explains here how The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland fully immerses guests in the almightiness of nature in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD awards.
The resort’s interiors feature colours and materials that reference the striking landscape of lava, vivid green moss and bright blue water that surround the Blue Lagoon complex.
“We have very tactile surfaces,” said Thorsteinsson. “We brought lava blocks into the building, and we treated it as a building material or as a furniture material.”
Designed to offer guests an experience of tranquility and isolation from the outside world, interiors were approached to create a sense of sanctuary.
The hotel’s centrepiece, its spa, offers a series of indoor and outdoor baths and treatments that make use of the site’s mineral-rich geothermal waters and naturally occurring materials, including silica and algae.
› Consult: Blue Lagoon
Now, breath in… Breath out… Iceland is calling!