In 2005, the details of the construction plan for one part of the Health and Wellness Centre in Dobrna located in the immediate vicinity of the spa – Terme Dobrna – were officially approved by publishing the Ordinance that allows the entire area of the Health and Wellness Centre in Dobrna to be constructed so as to form a closely-knitted whole. The grounds in question lie to the north of the Health and Wellness Centre and appear as an extension of the central part of the parkland. To the south, it stretches to the headquarters of the Health and Wellness Centre and goes west through the park of the Health and Wellness Centre with the Health Centre and the forest at its western border. To the north, the grounds stretch as far as the cinema and to the east, there is also a fish pond.
The construction plan envisages the construction of five buildings.
Buildings No. 1 and 2 (two apartment hotels): There will be two apartment hotels providing self-catering apartments as well as ordinary hotel facilities. According to the construction plan, these aparthotels will be constructed beneath Villa Zora as detached (freestanding) buildings. The two buildings will accommodate visitors to Dobrna. The accommodation facilities will consist of holiday apartments on the two floors, while the basement and the ground floor provide ample space for ancillary services and for car parking. Additional complementary offering and services can be arranged within the two buildings as the property develop (investor) deems fit. There will be also the space on the rooftop of the two buildings. The two buildings will consist of the basement, the ground floor, the first and the second floors. The maximum floor dimensions of the buildings is 50.00 m x 20.00 m each.
Building No. 3: The construction plan provides for replacement construction where the horse stable currently stands. The new building will provide services for the hospitality and tourism sector including accommodation facilities. The design for replacement construction has to remain within the dimensions of the existing horse stable.
Building No. 4: Under the construction plan, two buildings will be built in the geological formation that resembles a large bowl and will be an annex to the Health and Wellness Centre. Where the two buildings will stand, the existing boiler room will be pulled down. The new building will accommodate the facilities for health treatments and general well-being that complement the services provided at the Health and Wellness Centre, the facilities of an aqua park, parking spaces and other ancillary spaces serving the needs of the Health Centre. A new boiler room will be located in the new one once the old structure is pulled down. The roof the new building can be used also for the pools or for parking spaces.
Building No. 5: The construction plan provides for building a new structure of up to 12.00 m x 30.00 m. The purpose of the building is the provision of services related to hospitality and tourism. It can be designed either as a stand-alone building or it can be included in the offering of the Health and Wellness Centre. The building will consist of the basement, the ground floor and the attic.
According to the provisions laid down in the Ordinance, the purpose of all the buildings can be changed so that they are used for hospitality and tourism.
The provision of public utility services for the construction works on the land plots is the responsibility of the investor (property developer). At present, there is a road, water supply system, sewerage and public lightning.
The land plots for the construction of the aparthotel No. 1 and the aparthotel No. 2 and other three buildings (the buildings No. 3, No.4 and No. 5) within the area of the Health and Wellness Centre are offered as freehold.
The spa industry has become a cornerstone of the wider hospitality and tourism sectors as people are ever more willing to invest in preventive medicine and well-being in general. This trend will only grow as hotel spas increasingly roll out programmes for both local and traveling clientele to regularly use their fitness facilities, attend classes and hit their spa. The two aparthotels at a stone’s throw from the new health centre with state-of-the-art facilities make a sound investment even when times are tough. Today wellness and health matter and people pay more to be fit and healthy rather than just be pampered.
The estimated value of the investment in the commercial property development is 16,700,000.00 euros.
Advantages of the investment project
As people seek sanctuaries away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the places such as Dobrna put a new emphasis on experiences that focus on quality of life. The immediate vicinity of the new Health and Wellness Centre in Dobrna and of the health spa - Toplice Dobrna – is a guarantee of quality time for the whole family. Dobrna is one of the oldest spas in Slovenia appreciated for its healing qualities for more than 600 years. It has much to offer to hikers and bird-watchers, wine and culinary enthusiasts but also those with a taste for cultural and natural heritage. Conveniently placed in the vicinity of the third largest city in Slovenia Celje (18 km) and the industrial city of Velenje (10 km), Dobrna is easily reached by land and by air: the international airport serving Ljubljana is 85 km away and the airport serving the second largest city in Slovenia – Maribor – is even closer (60 km).
In a nutshell, Dobrna is a winning combination of sustainable development and of a cooperative effort to protect habitats and species. The awards for “The greenest municipality” and the “Municipality friendly to honey bees” prove it.
The Municipality of Dobrna
Mayor Martin Brecl
Phone: +386 (0)3 780 10 50 or +386 41 349 722