The foundation stone for a “healthy time”
Frankenpost, May 2015
The construction of the thermal spa is on schedule. In September of next year, the Fichtelgebirge will start a new time calculation in tourism.
Stephan Gesell is a humble person. If someone had laid the foundation for a 60 million euro project, there would have been “historical days” or even more. The initiator and managing director of the future thermal baths in Weißenstadt would rather speak of a “nice day for the city”. He was undoubtedly undefeated, even if it were of importance. The many guests at the foundation stone for the Megaprojekt on the Freitagnachagag were at least very proud. They were witness to the beginning of a new era in the Fichtelgebirge. For when the bathroom and attached hotel will be opened in September 2016, the region is playing a leading role in tourism in Germany.
Franz Josef Pschierer, the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, said this at least. The politician, who came from Bad Wörishofen, was envious of the fact that the mineral resources of the White City water were “miles ahead” of the Swabian showpiece bath. The depth of the water at 36 degrees is much warmer. According to this, King Maximilian I once said that Whitestadt was the healthiest place in Germany.
According to this superlative, the thermal baths will not be a shameful bath in the future, but a “seven-source health resort”. With this brand name the facility will advertise on the health market (see also Infokasten). For one thing, according to Pschierer, there will be hardly any more in the future: cash kits. Therefore Weißenstadt has to prove itself in the free health market and stand out from other tourist resorts.
That this succeeded, none of the orators had any doubt. Land Councilor Dr. Karl Döhler was therefore particularly pleased that Stephan Gesell’s project gave the entire Fichtelgebirge a whole new self-esteem feeling. “You have the necessary self-awareness and trusting God that everything will be a good end.”
On his very concrete help, CEO Gesell expressly. The professed Christian also sees himself guided by God in his business ways. It is no question for him that faith also takes place in the health resort. There will also be a chapel in the center of the recreation and therapy facilities, as a spiritual filling station.
The fact that Gesell is already seven years after the opening of the neighboring spa hotel with an even larger project on the finish line, was at that time not foreseeable. All the more delightedly, Mayor Frank Dreyer congratulated the busy entrepreneur for his commitment. Gesell gave the compliment to the Stadtoberhaupt, for without it the construction could never have been realized so quickly.
A little pride left the manager flashing. He described the concept of the “health resort” as a nationwide nationwide. Among other things, burnt-afflicted professionals will be able to recharge their energy and energy in the spa. Although the visitors will surely experience a lot of fun, it is not a classic fun pool, but a therapy and wellness facility.
Many of the guests present at the foundation were particularly interested in the “healthy time travel”. This is an area in which the knowledge and traditions of decades-old cultures can be tried out in the field of health. The hotel also had the following numbers: a hotel with 125 rooms and 225 beds on a four-star level, a 1,000 square meter cosmetic and spa area, 1500 square meters of different therapy facilities, a thermal spa with 1000 square meters of connected water, A saunadorf and restaurants. “Of course, the facilities are not only available to hotel guests but to all visitors and, of course, to the people of our region.”
With several symbolic hammer-hits, guests from politics and construction wished to continue the success of the work.
In the new health spa, investments amount to slightly more than 60 million euros. The Free State of Bavaria supports the project with 14.7 million euros. This is the highest sum ever for a single project.
“Of course, the thermal baths are not only available to hotel guests, but to all visitors, and, of course, to the people of our region.” Stephan Gesell
Name with abundant symbol content
“Siebenquell Gesundzeitresort” is the name of the thermal baths in Weißenstadt. Designer Wolfgang Judas has designed this amply symbolic name. There are the sieves for the seven health waters which are used in the thermal baths and for the Siebensternland in which the bath is built. The “health time” is an allusion to the intention of the project: From the hectic lifestyle of the stressed people can take the necessary time for their health in the huge facility. According to Judas, this “health resort” is a megatrend: “With demographic change, there are more and more elderly people, but they are often able and willing to invest in their health on vacation.” State Secretary Franz Josef Pschierer also hopes that employers will also appreciate the health of their employees. The Bavarian state government tackles the issue of health with several projects, for example with an Internet tool.
Wolfgang Judas has developed a brand logo that adapts to the corporate design of the city of Weißenstadt in the color scheme so that all those interested in wellness and wellness can immediately recognize the “Siebenquell Gesundzeitresort”.