The restaurant, bar and wellness center are open to the public and form an integral part of the hotel, which is conceived to fit in with the local traditional alpine architecture. The concept behind the development is to maximize year round occupancy.
The idea is to welcome visitors over the full 12 months of the year and avoid the see-saw effect of the winter ski season peak and the short summer blip that Thyon-Les Collons suffers from. Year round access to the thermal spa will be a major factor in redressing this balance.
What is more, the location of the Thermes de la Dixence at a crossroad of mountain trails and « hautes routes » means that not only is it an ideal base camp for ski touring but also for hiking and mountaineering, which carries on through from spring to summer and well into the autumn.
Thermes de la Dixence will be built on a plot 25’088 m2 and is subdivided into the following sectors :
• thermal spa
Construction work for the apartment building « Aiguilles Rouges » – in the residentail sector – will start in the autumn of 2016.
The natural source of the thermal water of Combioulaz bubbles to the surface at the foot of Val d’Hérens, where the geological fault approaches the surface. This is one of the most significant resurgences of hot thermal water in Switzerland : no less than 81 sources have appeared in the area, at temperatures of 25 à 29 °C, and have been known by locals for generations for their curative properties.
This is an incredible opportunity to capture the source and to maximize its potential in the creation of a true thermal center.
The strict minimum of organic treatment will be used in the thermal baths, to maintain the purity of the water without secondary effects.
The thermal complex will include an indoor pool, an outdoor infinity pool with various water features, 3 jacuzzis,and a wellness center offering various treatments.
5 luxury chalets will be built in the state of the art using local natural stone and timber, and working with local craftsmen for the finishes . There will be a mixture of single and duplex chalets with a surface area ranging from a 250 to 470 m2.