Exclusive wellness on the Faroe Islands

Ress Spa at Hotel Føroyar opened in May 2021. Designed by Scale Design, the interiors tap into the rawness of the surrounding landscape, for which Troldtekt acoustic panels in natural grey are a perfect match.

Photo: Per á Hædd

Hotel Føroyar is situated on the outskirts of Tórshavn and dates back to 1933. However, it was only in 1983 that the hotel moved to its current location – with impressive views of the capital Tórshavn, the island of Nólsoy just off the coast and beyond it the Atlantic. Designed by the well-known Danish architects Friis & Moltke, the building is characterised by long lines seamlessly blending in with the landscape. 

An extension of the hotel was completed in 2020, and in May 2021 the luxurious wellness area – Ress Spa – was ready to welcome guests. The spa offers sauna, yoga, steam baths and various body treatments.

Interior designer Pascale Nemery from Scale Design is behind the renovation of the hotel’s rooms, lobby and restaurant, as well as the interior design of the spa.

Evocative spa experience

At Ress Spa, every detail is designed to create a feeling of tranquility and well-being. The colour scheme is harmonious, relying on greyish hues combined with carefully chosen materials and interiors that interact with the unique lighting conditions. The colour range is inspired by the amazing Faroese landscape, explains Pascale Nemery:

“The rooms are deep and cave-like, so instead of trying to create a bright and Nordic look, we have emphasised the inherent strengths of the premises — the dark spaces and the experience of being embraced by the darkness. The whole spa area leans on the dark colour scale of the Faroese landscape.”

Troldtekt the colour of Faroese mountains

Pascale Nemery chose Troldtekt in natural grey to ensure superior acoustics, but also because the natural acoustic panels underscore the close connection to the scenery outside the windows as well as the therapies on offer.

“Troldtekt works incredibly well because the natural grey picks out the warm hues of the Faroese mountains. As do the plastered walls, which add depth to varying degrees. All textiles and other fixtures are in shades of green as a reference to the lushness of the grass on the islands. The qualities we have added to the premises are very much framed by nature,” says Pascale Nemery.