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The Icelandic Naturopathic Medical Association to build a health spa in Hveragerði

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  • Hveragerði town The Icelandic Naturopathic Medical Association has applied for planning permission to build a hotel and spa in Hveragerði, South Iceland. Photo/Valli

The Icelandic Naturopathic Medical Association has applied for planning permission to build a 8,500 square metre (91,493 square feet) hotel and spa in Hveragerði, south Iceland. Should Hveragerði town council grant the planning permission for change of use, the 90-room hotel is likely to be completed within the next couple of years, reports Vísir.

The Icelandic Naturopathic Medical Association has run a rehabilitation centre in Hveragerði for over 60 years. The new hotel and spa will be an extension to the association’s existing services.

Ingi Þór Jónsson, a spokesperson for the Icelandic Naturopathic Medical Association, says the plan is to utilise further the geothermal energy that is found in abundance in and around Hveragerði. The spa is aimed at people between the ages 30 and 70 years old. “We want to be as close to nature as possible and create a unique experience for our guests,” he said.    

Hveragerði Council recently granted permission for a new 65-room hostel and spa facilities in the Ölfusdalur. The hostel’s target group is young adults and construction is expected to be completed in 2017.  

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