Being well, thinking well

99 employees, 3000 projects in over 55 nations, 22 countries of operation. These are the numbers for the wellness of Starpool, which for 45 years, at the foot of the Dolomites, has focused on harmonious care of body and mind through the creation of ‘salus per aquam’ environments for regeneration

When you are surrounded by red fir forests, the focus on psycho-physical balance comes naturally. An innate condition of Starpool, which from the heart of Val di Fiemme in Trentino Alto-Adige has grown with passion, specializing in the design and installation of wellness centers and spas. Steam, heat and reaction baths, saunas, relaxation cots, showers, swimming pools, dryfloat products and accessories: all authentically Made in Italy, designed and produced in the plant at Ziano di Fiemme, in keeping with the sartorial spirit and industrial organization of the firm.

In over 40 years Starpool has won many awards and expanded into the sectors of hospitality, contract and naval design, as well as the residential market, without ever losing sight of new developments in technology, innovation and design.

Among recent projects, those for Nana Princess in Crete, a resort with 112 suites and villas designed by the Italian firm Aledolci&C, and for the Cristallo Resort & Spa in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the world’s first mountain resort to become part of the Luxury Collection of Marriott International, and the only 5-star luxury facility in the Dolomites.

Both reflect the finest spa tradition, made of warmth, water and relaxation, the true essence of every Starpool installation. While the first is an exceptional social spa made with Starpool consulting and products for the wet area, together with ten different accommodation types with private pools, the second brings new life to an iconic hotel thanks to a restyling project by the studio MHZ, offering a contemporary reinterpretation of ancient wellness traditions: Arabian and Finnish.

Design is the strong point of the Amanyangyun Spa & Wellness Center of the Luxury Resort & Hotel in Shanghai, with 2800 square meters organized inside a splendid courtyard, featuring the Banja Custom Sauna clad with symmetrical vertical staves of natural oak with a brushed effect, the Air Steam System Plus Custom steam bath, and the Ice Fall ceiling cascade. Custom Starpool projects have also been used in the wellness area of the Gloriette Guesthouse in Soprabolzano designed by Noa* Network of Architecture. At high altitudes, in trend-setting wellness refuges, Starpool provides refined design capabilities to meet demanding expectations.

Sauna Eclipse by Starpool @ Hotel Christof, Appiano - Photo © Helmuth Rier
Sauna Eclipse by Starpool @ Hotel Christof, Appiano – Photo © Helmuth Rier

At 2225 meters above sea level, between Val Gardena and Val di Fassa, Rifugio Salei offers a new Ski-in/Ski-out wellness area on the trails, and a breathtaking 360° view. Made in keeping with the highest standards and avant-garde technologies, the Starpool Spa faces the impressive Sella Massif, capturing all the shades of the sunset. One of the company’s best achievements, in fact, is the panoramic sauna, in perfect tune with the surroundings.

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The project of the Almwellness Hotel Pierer in Styria, Austria, required a full week of study and design, two weeks for installation, six members of the Starpool staff on the work team, and as many as four cubic meters of fir and ayous wood. But hotels are not the only focal point. Clinique La Prairie at Clarens-Montreux, a reference of great importance for the medical sector, is equipped with products from the Sweet line and with a social spa, two VIP suites and a dressing room. Starpool wellness has also been chosen by MSC, Costa Crociere, Virgin Milano and Prime Bologna.