Sauna and spa planning from the market leader KLAFS sets trends for hotel, spa and fitness.

Trends & Design

Standing still means taking a step backwards: Especially as the market leader, a company can never rest on its laurels, but rather must always press ahead – and that’s exactly what KLAFS does.

Spa en suite

Cocooning, safety, privacy – these trends are also changing what guests need in a hotel. For hoteliers, this raises the question: where and under what conditions will hotel guests feel comfortable? KLAFS provides insight into future-proof private wellness.

Hotel Reber’s Pflug in Schwäbisch Hall
Hotel Reber’s Pflug in Schwäbisch Hall with the customised SHAPE sauna.
Hohe Welt Luxury Apartments, Österreich
Hohe Welt Luxury Apartments, Lech am Arlberg, Austria. © Hohe Welt
Miramonti Boutique Hotel with S1 sauna

The Miramonti Boutique Hotel utilises on modern architecture – and on the Sauna S1 en suite.


KLAFS products always lead the way: Design, a spirit of invention and unusual ideas have made us the innovation driver in the entire sauna and spa industry.

Sauna S1 – very small at the push of a button

KLAFS Sauna S1

The latest result of this power of innovation is a real revolution on the sauna market: the S1 sauna, which is the first sauna in the world to pack into a tiny space at the touch of a button – just like a zoom lens on a camera. "This innovation now makes it possible to convert significantly more hotel rooms into private spa suite quickly, easily and with little construction effort”, says Andreas Erke excitedly. The big potential of this revolutionary idea, especially for hotels, was also recognised by the jury of the Intergastra Innovation Award 2016 – who also awarded our Sauna S1.


Thanks to our successful cooperation with big international players in the architecture and design scene, such as Matteo Thun, Norman Foster or Mario Botta – just to name a few – we are always in touch with the times”, says Andreas Erke, Head of Architecture and Design at KLAFS, explaining one of the central recipes for success.

KLAFS planning design
The many architecture and planning offices that cooperate exclusively with KLAFS in the spa sector especially appreciate the very special expertise of Andreas Erke and his team, which can be incorporated into the respective concept and design process with different intensities depending on the project configuration.

One current example of a successful design process is the castle thermal baths at Schlosstherme Weissenhaus, which was recently voted as “Europe's most beautiful beach hotel” by an expert jury of the magazine GEO Saison. 

Schlosstherme Weissenhaus: Finnish sauna
Schlosstherme Weissenhaus: Finnish sauna with SANARIUM®. ©
Schlosstherme Weissenhaus
Schlosstherme Weissenhaus: An inviting and feel-good spa atmosphere. ©
Private saunas of the latest technological standard

"Thanks to the close cooperation, we can always ensure that our customers’ individual wishes and expectations as well as the ideas of the respective architect or planner are carried over into an ideal product concept, which perfectly fits with the respective property and its guests”, Andreas Erke knows from experience.


KLAFS has been creating spaces of relaxation for the body and soul since 1928. “We are proud that the professional world repeatedly confirms our unique spa concepts”, emphasises Andreas Erke – referring, for example, to the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe, which has again been awarded as the best wellness hotel in Germany by the RELAX GUIDE, or the Eden Roc in Ascona, which has been awarded the most popular holiday hotel in Switzerland for five years running now by the SonntagsZeitung.

Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe
Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe
Sauna at Eden Roc, Ascona
Sauna at Eden Roc, Ascona

You see: Whatever you can imagine – at KLAFS your spa project is always in the best hands. Technically, creatively and economically. And the brutely will not only delight your guests, but also the professional world.