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INFORMATION FROM ICEHOTEL KIRUNA NORTH LAPPLAND ABOUT THE NEW ICEHOTEL 2016-2017
ICEHOTEL 365 is a specially designed 1200 square meter ice art hall, which will house suites, bar, sculpture gallery and event hall – open 365 days of the year and run on solar power from the midnight sun.
BACKGROUND Working with Swedish architect and sustainability designer Hans Eek, ICEHOTEL 365 combines state-of-the-art architecture and sustainable energy with the ice art that draws winter visitors from over 80 countries every year. Jukkasjärvi has near constant daylight between May and July. By making use of solar power panels and sustainable building technology, and a reverse principle as that used in energy-efficient housing to the keep the cold out, the project is taking shape during 2016.
The plans for ICEHOTEL 365 have already garnered international attention from media and clients since the announcement in October 2015.
LATEST UPDATE The construction of the permanent ice art hall will start in spring 2016 and is projected to open on 1 Nov 2016.
Areas: • 10 luxury suites with ensuite bathroom • 12 art suites • ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL • Ice sculpture gallery and sculpting class studio • Event space
The new building will be erected on the current site of the ice storage, adjacent to the existing ICEHOTEL, with the entrance facing north-west (towards Dressing Room service building). These facilities will be open 365 days of the year. The interior in ICEHOTEL 365 will hold the same standard and visual design as the winter structure. The exterior in winter will have the same shape and look as the adjacent winter structure, and in summer, the arched roof will be covered in grass. The classic ICEHOTEL structure will be open during winter, scaled to hold about 30 ice rooms and winter suites, main hall and chapel. Thanks to ICEHOTEL 365, the pre-Christmas season is extended by approximately a month, and also enables a better guest experience as the hotel in its entirety will be completed by 10 December.
ICEHOTEL 365 is in operation from 1 November 2016 and first non- winter guests stay in April 2017
NEW ROOM CATEGORIES
ICEHOTEL 365 will have deluxe and art suites. • The deluxe suites in ICEHOTEL 365 are adaptions of the current luxury suites, with a heated en-suite bathroom that will also allow guests to store luggage and get changed in the comfort of their room. • The art suites will have the same standard and design as present, with the difference that the structure allows to put in proper doors to the suites. The changing booths will be placed either in the ICEHOTEL 365 structure or in Dressing Room, this is yet to be confirmed. The winter structure will house ice rooms and winter suites. • Ice rooms carry the same standard as today. • Winter suites hold the exact same level of design as the art suites, with the only difference these will have the classic curtain doors. The winter and art suites have identical pricing, but separating them into two categories will make it easier for guests to understand the difference when booking.
Construction & opening • ICEHOTEL 365 opens on 1 November 2016. Rooms are currently available to book from 10 November, but earlier dates (1-9 November) may be released in September. It will have 22 suites, a mix of art and luxury suites. • ICEHOTEL winter 2016 opens on 10 December 2016 and will have a mix of approx. 30 ice rooms and winter suites.