Love a bit of luxury? Well, it’s your lucky day, because Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon is getting a bit of a makeover and it comes in the form of a new five-star hotel.
The Retreat Hotel at the Blue Lagoon – one of the Iceland’s top tourist attractions – is going to open in autumn 2017. Part of a major expansion (the site is being increased in size by almost 50 percent), it’s hoped that the new space will reduce the notorious waiting times and queues, as every room provides direct access to the lagoon.
So what can you expect from the classy new hotel? On top of having the geothermal waters right on your doorstep, you can expect floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies that look onto the volcanic horizon.
According to The Retreat’s press release, the hotel was created with two things in mind: timelessness and sophistication. “Channeling the shapes, colors, patterns, textures, and materials of the surrounding frontier, the Retreat’s design framework is liberated from transitory trends yet remains intrinsically bound to the land,” it states.
Aside from the 62 luxury suites, the fabulous new hotel contains a sauna, steam room and restaurant. All this, plus the fabulous surrounding landscape, makes The Retreat Hotel the perfect place to relax and unwind.