The innovative S1 sauna

Spa en suite

private wellness moments in a hotel

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 and what offers can be made to guests to take this into account?

Enjoying a sauna and wellness in your own hotel room instead of in the wellness area is one possible way to fulfil this desire for more privacy. Wellness suites offer a completely private place to retreat where guests can relax undisturbed on their own schedule.

The innovative S1 sauna as sauna en suite



1. An attractive private wellness area in a suite offers significant added value for the guest. Higher prices can then be charged for this exclusive category of rooms.
attractive private wellness area
2. With a spa en suite, the hotel can position itself for a wide range of customer needs. This leads to better occupancy rates, especially during the off season. A large number of hotel guests who enjoy wellness but do not want to go to a public sauna are gained as a new target group.
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3. A beautiful wellness area that enables all guests to enjoy the relaxing and health-promoting effects of saunas and other spa facilities is highly valued by guests. However, if the hotel also offers private wellness areas in its suites, its communal wellness area can be somewhat smaller and does not need to be extended.
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Sauna planning

There are numerous possibilities inside a hotel room to accommodate a small but superb sauna. A custombuilt sauna can be individually customised to he room’s  imensions. Corners, niches and sloped ceilings are optimally utilised and thus transformed into a place of wellbeing.

Our recommendation: if the sauna and other wellness facilities are taken into account when planning the hotel room, they can be ideally integrated into the room from a technical, visual and bathing viewpoint right from the start and coordinated with the interior design concept.

SHAPE sauna in hotel Reber’s Pflug
Hans-Harald Reber serves haute cuisine at Reber’s Pflug in Schwäbisch Hall. Next door in the redesigned hotel rooms, guests can unwind in the customised SHAPE sauna from KLAFS.
Private sauna in the hotel room
Clever room division: The bathroom and sauna can be found behind the curtains in the sleeping area.

»Many guests who have booked our suite with a sauna have booked the same room again. I think that speaks for itself.«

Hans-Harald Reber, Reber's Pflug, Schwäbisch Hall
Hans-Harald Reber reference
Install a private spa

Sauna in the hotel room: FROM THE ROOM TO THE SPA SUITE

Those who want to install a private spa in an existing hotel will be creating a brand-new, attractive service for those guests that do not want to use a public wellness area. Cleverly transform a room into an oasis of well-being or combine two rooms to create a more spacious wellness area, which can even be divided if required to offer particular flexibility – there are no limits to your creativity.

Floor plan of a hotel room
Floor plan of an existing hotel room measuring 27 m².
Conversion into a spa suite: Version 1
Planning version 1 for conversion into a spa suite
Conversion into a spa suite: Version 2
Planning version 2 for conversion into a spa suite
Spacious private wellness area

Spacious private wellness area. © Sportresidenz Zillertal, photographer: Christian Wöckinger

Kleine Sauna

Small sauna models


S1 sauna: ideal for small rooms

S1 sauna for small rooms
Using small spaces optimally and creating a wellness oasis at the push of a button – yes, the KLAFS S1 sauna can do that.
S1 sauna in modern architecture
At the Miramonti Boutique Hotel, modern architecture meets a breathtaking view of the mountains, which you can also enjoy from the sauna.

The expanding S1 sauna is the innovation for taking a private sauna in hotel rooms with limited space. It fits perfectly into the interior of exquisite hotel suites like a high-quality piece of furniture. The space in the room is used smartly here. In its closed state, when the sauna is not being used, it is no larger than a standard cupboard with a depth of 60 cm. Within 20 seconds, it can be extended into a fully functional sauna with a depth of 160 cm at the push of a button.

Miramonti Boutique Hotel with S1 sauna

EASY sauna: easy with a 230 V connection

EASY sauna at Motel24
The Motel24 in Rietberg offers the known benefits of a motel, such as the ease of accessibility on the outskirts of the city.
EASY sauna in walnut wood
What is quite different, however, is its exclusive outfitting: the elegant EASY sauna in walnut wood.

An elegant EASY sauna – in this design with walnut wood and spacious glass fronts – and a free-standing bathtub offer a high level of relaxation while giving the room a unique wellness ambience. You can relax in complete privacy here after a long day at work. Have you decided to turn rooms into spa suites at a later stage rather than during their construction? This is possible in many cases with the easy-to-install models EASY and S1 with a 230 V connection.

© Motel24 Rietberg




How much space do I need for a sauna in a hotel room?

With clever planning, customisation and innovative sauna models such as the expanding S1 sauna, individual solutions can be created for many rooms. A normal hotel room can become a wellness suite, even with less than 2 m² of floor space for a sauna!

Is a high-voltage power supply necessary?

High voltage is beneficial, but not absolutely necessary, as some compact sauna models are equipped with a 230 V connection. They nevertheless offer sufficient space to enjoy a sauna in comfort.

What structural conditions should the room have?

For hygiene reasons, the floor of the sauna should be smooth. Tiles and natural stone are ideal, but parquet or laminate are also possible. Ventilation with air extraction should be available, but even here the S1 sauna’s SCC filter offers a solution if this condition is not met.

How big is the necessary investment and what maintenance costs are to be expected?

A sauna is available from just approx. 5,000.– € (plus VAT) including delivery and assembly. Particularly the models equipped with a 230 V connection have a very low power consumption of approx. 10 to 12 kWh per 3 hours of running time. In addition, saunas from KLAFS are designed to have a long service life, and no repairs due to wear are expected, even over many years.

Is there an increased fire risk with a sauna en suite if it is not used correctly?

There are numerous safety facilities that make a sauna en suite a safe option. For example, the BONATHERM underbench heating system. It is designed so that it cannot be touched during normal operation. Even if guests place a towel over the heater shaft, it cannot cause a fire. The intelligent sauna control unit automatically switches the sauna off after 4 hours. If no infusions are desired for safety reasons, this facility can be excluded.

The suite has a very special design concept, can the sauna be adapted individually to match this?

Depending on the sauna model, various types of exterior and interior cladding, glass elements and colourcoordinated fittings in keeping with the interior of the room are possible. For a sauna that is perfectly integrated into your design concept.

Can I also convert a suite into a spa suite for a limited period to temporarily offer guests greater privacy, e.g. during the coronavirus pandemic?

It is also possible to convert hotel rooms into sauna suites on a temporary basis. For instance, with our EASY sauna, which is easily erected and dismantled by the hotel staff, and can also be supplied as a plug & play version.