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400-year-old mineral spring will power Preidlhof’s €2m medicinal bath experience

10 Dec 2021
Destination spa and health resort Preidlhof in Naturno, South Tyrol, is on the cusp of introducing a new medicinal bathing offering, following a five-year project.

Costing €2m (US$2.26m, £1.7m), the new hydrotherapy experience will comprise an 80sq m indoor pool and a selection of private whirlpool baths.

All will be filled with mineral-rich water sourced from a 400-year-old spring located under Naturno’s Reinhold Messner Castle, 5km away from the resort.

The upgrade is fitting for Preidlhof, as the Naturno destination is only a 20-minute-drive from the famed Italian spa town of Merano that’s home to a host of public bathing facilities powered by its famous healing mineral water.

“This project is the result of an independent, combined community initiative led by the local hospitality industry,” explained Patrizia Bortolin, Preidlhof’s spa director and transformational wellness coach, speaking exclusively to Spa Business.

Bortolin is busy curating new spa programming incorporating the upcoming medicinal baths into Preidlhof’s offering.

Highlights will include private bathing experiences in the whirlpools infused with detox or regenerative bath oil blends, inspired by the traditional Merano bathing ritual.

The medicinal mineral baths are slated to open in late December 2021.

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