Pöyry has designed for Holiday Club a spa hotel and recreation centre in Åre, the largest downhill skiing resort in Sweden. The design and implementation was made in co-operation with Åre's local authorities and business associations. The objective was to accomplish year-round activity services in the area. For this purpose, a new town plan was initially created with the help of Pöyry.
The whole project includes a multipurpose hall, a spa, and several indoor activity facilities, such as bowling, mini-golf, cafeterias, restaurants and conference centre for 3000 people, as well as a high quality hotel with 157 rooms. Between events the conference centre will serve as a sports hall with courts for tennis, badminton, volleyball and floorball. The tight timetable and difficult environmental circumstances provided added challenges for the design and building solutions. The sensitive surrounding landscape was dealt with respectfully.
Pöyry has been actively engaged in the further development of the area. The first phase of the hotel extension (55 rooms) was also designed by Pöyry. Currently, Pöyry is working on the second phase of the extension, consisting of 45 new rooms (ca. 2 000 m²).