Technogym
Technogym
Technogym

Voelker Gray Design creates 10-acre hot springs wellness haven for Atlanta

by Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2023
Credit: Passport Experiences
Hot springs resorts are sought-after destinations for socialising, wellness and escaping the routine
– Jacob Bloch

Treasured hot springs destinations from around the globe are serving as the inspiration for an ambitious new hot springs venue and spa project in Georgia, US.

Debuting in Q3 of 2023, Passport Springs & Spa is being designed to transport guests to exotic hot springs locations including Costa Rica, Rome, Israel and Japan.

The 10-acre Forsyth County venue will be divided into four pavilions inspired by each of the above locations. Each mini oasis will replicate the architecture, landscaping, sights, sounds and cuisines of its corresponding international destination, as well as its artisanal mix of mineral hot springs.

Passport Springs is promised to become the largest spa in North America, with more than 40,000sq ft of interior space and approximately 150,000 sq ft of outdoor space.

Leading the development is Jacob Bloch, the CEO of Passport Experiences, who has previous experience working with hot springs and recreational real estate ventures.

“Metro Atlanta is the perfect location for Passport Springs due to its vibrant culture and position as an international hub,” he said.

“There’s nothing like it anywhere in the world, and we look forward to providing a worldly experience for our guests.

“Whether they’re soaking in a pool with friends or making new ones, immersing themselves within our unparalleled spa amenities, or dining at our rooftop restaurant, guests will have breathtaking reasons to come back for more.”

Bloch appointed Voelker Gray Design (VGD) – a full-service architecture, planning and design firm specialising in hospitality, spas and medical office design – to serve as the project’s lead architect and designer.

VGD was also responsible for creating Glen Ivy Hot Springs in California, Cabo Azul Resort in Cabo and Cancun Resort in Las Vegas.

The pavilions and their offerings

Passport Spring’s four pavilions will be linked by a centralised and glass-enclosed ocean pool, complemented by over 25 thermal mineral pools.

In the Costa Rica pavilion, visitors will find waterfalls and rapids within a tropical jungle, inspired by the Arenal Hot Springs.

In contrast, the Rome pavilion will feature an outdoor courtyard and colonnade with reflexology pools and a striking Pantheon dome that encloses a Roman hot spring bathing experience.

Meanwhile, the Dead Sea pool in the Israel pavilion is claimed to be on track to become the largest flotation pool in the world, surrounded by authentic mud pools, Western Wall stone and Bedouin casbahs.

As guests walk into the Japan pavilion, they’ll be greeted by giant origami sculptures, moon gates and dragon fountains in a lantern-lit space inspired by Japanese onsens.

“Across the globe, hot springs resorts are sought-after destinations for socialising, wellness and escaping the routine,” added Bloch.

He explained that the venue will serve as a buzzy social retreat both during the day and at night.

Guests will also be able to journey through the Grotto – a subterranean cave network featuring steamrooms and snow, salt and sauna experiences.

Traditional spa treatment services will also be offered in 17 spa rooms or two premium treatment rooms. In addition, themed private cabanas and VIP villas will be available to rent within each pavilion.

Dining options will include The Passport Café and Bistro as well as a menu of international cocktails and hors d’oeuvre offerings served within each pavilion.

Situated adjacent to the Collection in South Forsyth, Passport Springs has been built to be easily accessible to the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta metropolitan area.

Passport Springs & Spa  Voelker Gray Design  Jacob Bloch  Passport Experiences 
Related stories
21 Nov 2022

Geothermal bathing sanctuary Alba Thermal Springs & Spa opens in Australia with 30+ pools

19 Oct 2022

Olympus Real Estate to restore Murrieta Hot Springs to former glory following US$50m investment

FEATURE: Project preview – Geo force: Geothermal lagoon Canada

FEATURE: Spa People – Marc Cohen

More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7689     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7689     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Art of Cryo
Art of Cryo is a new division of a renowned family business with 30 years’ experience in ultra-low temperature equipment. A 28-year old legacy of building the best quality solutions for whole-body cryotherapy is the foundation to offer our high performance cryo chambers - The Art of Cryo Vaultz®.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
Marianne Shillingford
"The technology involved in paint is extraordinary"

Used cleverly, colour has the power to influence how people use the spaces they inhabit, says the creative director of Dulux

Manuelle Gautrand
"The cities where you have good cultural buildings and facilities – it’s a way for people to mix, to share the city in a much deeper way"

The French architect and winner of the 2017 European Prize for Architecture tells us why she is determined to surprise

Profile: Daan Roosegaarde
"I want to demonstrate that creativity is our true capital as humans "

Rather than feeling fearful and helpless about the future, we must design a way out of the environmental problems we have created, argues the innovative Dutch designer, artist and inventor Daan Roosegaarde

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards is housed in 35 Hudson Yards, a tower building designed by SOM’s David Childs
"Further hotels have been confirmed for Los Angeles, Santa Clara, CA, Seattle, Chicago and Houston"

Rockwell Group and Joyce Wang on the inspirations behind the guest rooms, public spaces, spa and gym at Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards

Francis graduated as a landscape architect in Belgium. He returned to Lebanon in 1993
"I believe gardens are where the soul rests"

With a focus on desert landscapes and collaborations with Zaha Hadid and OMA, the principal of Francis Landscapes has a deep belief in the power of nature

features
Elizabeth de Portzamparc
"We need to stop the destruction of our world through predatory practices. We need to think of the future"

The architect behind Nimes’ Musée de la Romanité on designing to counter loneliness and the need for more cultural buildings

The lecture auditorium
Alexander Schwarz
"Our aim was to create a place celebrating public space and accessibility"

The opening of the James-Simon- Galerie on Berlin’s Museum Island completes two decades of work for David Chipperfield Architects. The lead designer talks us through the building

Scott and Tracy Lee met while working on Calistoga Ranch, US
Scott Lee became president of SB Architects in 2000. Tracy Lee founded TLee Spas in 2015
"We design to connect the guest to the place, positioning people at the centre of the design"

Architect Scott Lee and spa consultant Tracey Lee on marrying the worlds of design and wellness in a series of interesting projects

cladkit product news
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics for the Academy Museum
Magali Robathan
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion ...
Móz Designs columns anchor the world’s largest indoor aquarium
The design of the columns was inspired by the sea
Magali Robathan
After a two-year renovation, Oakland-based metal experts Móz Designs have unveiled their inclusion in Georgia Aquarium’s new shark gallery. Located ...
Fabio Alemanno Design uses elegant semi-precious stones to create memorable spa experiences
Alemanno believes the stones are well-placed in the spa environment thanks to their capacity to positively support physical and mental health
Megan Whitby
Fabio Alemanno Design has expanded its collection with semi-precious stones to enhance spas, wellness facilities, hotels and private residences. The ...
cladkit product news
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
cladkit product news
Diamond balloon concept merges tourist attraction with advertising billboard
Magali Robathan
A group of Dutch engineers have presented a new attractions concept that combines a flying observation cabin with LED digital ...
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
Cosm unveils Experience Centre with ‘one of a kind’ LED dome
The new Experience Centre houses a 20m LED dome
Magali Robathan
Cosm, a global technology company that builds end-to-end solutions for immersive experiences, has unveiled its Experience Centre which houses a ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates
x
Email this to a friend or colleague
I am happy for Leisure Media to contact me occasionally by email and understand that I can opt out at any time.
Hot springs of Costa Rica, Israel, Japan and Italy inspire 10-acre wellness haven in Atlanta
Treasured hot springs destinations from around the globe are serving as the inspiration for an ambitious new hot springs venue and spa project in Georgia, US.
Technogym
Technogym