Opening Ceremony of the most modern balneotherapy centre in Slovakia
9 million Euro investment, five months efforts of building company and spa personnel, healing and therapeutic processes and procedures reorganised and rearranged to the benefit of the spa guests, and the vast reconstruction of Danubius Health Spa Balnea in Spa Piešťany successfully completed!
According to the General Director of the Spa, there were several reasons for the reconstruction of balneotherapy after its successful 40-year operation. It was necessary to conform with the guests’ requirements, medical and therapeutic methods as well as the international competition, which has changed over the years.
Two pavilions were completely refurbished, plus the pools in the third pavilion, which was mostly renovated already in 2011. “We reconstructed about 7 thousand square meters, laid approximately 6 thousand square meters of tiles. The wiring, ventilation and air conditioning were replaced completely”, said Ing. Ivan Satina, Technical Director of Slovak Health Spa Piešťany.
“The reconstruction brings much more comfort both for our clients and our staff”, MUDr. Rastislav Gašpar, Medical Director, describing the refurbishment.
Since March 31st 2014, guests visiting Spa Piešťany may enjoy the comfortable and modern treatment areas, providing the most popular and sought-after treatments with natural healing sources – thermal mineral water and sulphur mud.
In order to provide the best care, the thermal pools - the so called Mirror pools - were split to pools with warmer and colder water, and thus patients so far contraindicated due to high temperature of water may also enjoy this treatment. The premises for dry wraps and massages also went through a face-lifting process and look very modern.
Rehabilitation centre received the state-of-the-art rehabilitation machines supporting rehabilitation of knees, arms and joints with rheumatism and post-operative conditions. A small kitchenette and a car were added to ergotherapy to learn and train in everyday activities.
For a better orientation, all doctors' offices were moved to one location with its own medical reception desk. Full medical personnel is now situated in the balneotherapy centre to ensure a smooth operation and better timing for medical check-ups, which will also decrease the waiting times.
New Danubius Premier Fitness centre covering 300 square meters with own reception is available to the spa guests as well as to the general public. For the convenience of guests, there is also sauna with unique showers and relaxation zone, entrance to the pool and water bicycles and a beauty salon.
Danubius Health Spa Balnea opening ceremony was held on April 9th 2014, with almost 300 guests present, including diplomats and ambassadors and many others from social, industrial and political sphere. Mr. Klaus Pilz, General Director of Health Spa Piešťany expressed its gratitude to Ms. Iris Gibbor, Chairperson of CP Holdings the majority shareholder of Danubius Hotels Group who financed the investment, to architects Messrs. Tursunov and Rajnic, and interior designer Ms. Gina Zarski. Representatives of Energy Technologies handed over a symbolic key to the Danubius Health Spa Balnea to General Director Mr. Klaus Pilz and Mudr. Rastislav Gašpar, Medical Director. Finally they all together officially cut the ribbon.
After showing around all the premises, Spa Piešťany awarded their best business partners with the Business Awards for their achievements in year 2013.
Ján Riapoš, the Chairman of Slovak Paralympics Committee arranged for the surprise of the afternoon when expressing their gratitude to the Spa representatives for long cooperation and their support at the Paralympics in Sochi, where they won 7 medals.
The highlight of the after-party was Ambassador Band, an exclusive music band of ambassadors and their friends, who entertained the guests with great rock ‘n roll music. His Excellency, the Ambassador of the USA to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick played the keyboards, Romania chargé d’affaires Florin Vodita and Israeli diplomat Gad Amir played guitars and sang. Grigorij Mesežnikov, the famous political sciences expert, played acoustic guitar, and Shar Saadon, the analyst, played bass guitar. Klaus Pilz, General Director of Spa Piešťany, sat behind the drums for a short moment, replacing the Mayor of Banská Bystrica Peter Gogola.
The guests welcome the improvements with enthusiasm. „Danubius Health Spa Balnea is the nicest, most modern and surely a balneotherapy and rehabilitation centre of the highest quality in Central Europe”, expressed Klaus Pilz, General Director and added that his vision of the spa´s future is in healing rheumatism, active rehabilitation services but also in preventive care.
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