Damian Jasná is a luxury hotel, resort, and residences located in the Low Tatras mountain region of Slovakia. With over 398,000 SF/37,000 SM of residential, retail, and recreational space, the resort hopes to attract an upscale clientele and provide the luxury services that are currently lacking in the Low Tatras. Guests can choose from 24 hotel rooms—including a presidential suite—and 210 apartments that range from studios to five-bedroom suites to a penthouse. All accommodations are equipped with smart technology, such as biometric access control systems and smart integrated control systems accessible via smartphone.
One of the resort’s main features is a conference center, with multiple meeting rooms and a ballroom with a capacity for 500 guests. The hotel also houses a large 27,000 SF/2500 SM wellness and spa center on the top floors. The spa features a large 22 yard/20 meter indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools as well as 17 treatment rooms. Other resort amenities are further suited to an après-ski clientele, featuring a fitness center; multiple F&B outlets including a microbrewery, wine cellar, and SkyBar; outdoor equipment rental, an ice-skating rink, and 193 indoor parking garage spaces, with valet service. The project broke ground in August 2017 and is estimated for completion in the summer of 2021.
Design elements include oak floors, wood veneer built-in closets and kitchenettes, wood fireplaces, and heated floors. Large windows in each room allow for ample natural light and views of the surrounding environment. Overall, Damian Jasná adheres to a largely modern aesthetic, with obvious influences from the natural world, including stone and wooden features. More subtle decorative elements include evergreen motifs and natural fiber fabrics throughout the pre-furnished apartments.
Before beginning construction, project leaders met with local authorities to ensure that the environmental impact of Damian Jasná is minimized due to its location in Low Tatras National Park. The project’s design is environmentally conscious through its responsible choices of quality finishes and materials, as well as energy-efficient technologies such as thermodynamic heating, heat recuperation of sewage water, and motion sensor lighting in low-activity areas.