Japan in our dna

In 1972 the Swedish labour union LO bought land on Hasseludden to build a school and conference facility for it´s memebers. The Japanese architect Yoji Kasajima designed the premises. The result was a large and vast building that nestled among the trees and follows the natural contours of the terrain. During the 90´s recession, LO was forced to find new ways to use the well established school. Hasseludden then became a regular conference facility. The former CEO, Lena Tryggstad, noticed a need for new ideas in order to get it going again. Only a unique concept would do! The Japanese lifestyle fascinated Lena and became a source of inspiration that lives on today. Through ancient traditions of the hardworking Japanese  they discovered techniques for recovering. Through the years, the staff at Yasuragi have been on many field trips to Japan. On our first trip to Japan, we visited a feng shui master who studied drawings and recommended making some adjustments in order to increase profits. In 1997 the new concept with Japanese bath was introduced with inspiration from the Japanese Ryokan and Onsen. Since 2006 Yasuragi has been owned and operated by Nordic Hotels & Resorts AB/AS, part of Petter Stordalen´s Strawberry Hospitality Group. Developing and improving is important to us, which is why continuous investments are made to refine the unique concept Yasuragi.

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