Glampro: Garden Village Bled (Slovenia)
We are a team of creative designers, architects, engineers, marketing and other experts, developing unique projects and products in Glamping, Camping and Tourism sector. GlamPro team is the company behind some of the world’s highest ranked Glamping resorts. We are also an exclusive partner of Adria Mobil Group and as such we are in charge of design and development of innovative Glamping products.
The challenge was to fit the resort in its urban surroundings. The location was an old abandoned Horticultural centre, placed in the middle of the settlement, which also determined the theme of the resort – Garden Village. The second challenge was designing and building the resort at the highest level. When designing the resort, we set the price to 350€/night which was unparalleled for the time since the surrounding facilities were priced up to 10x lower.
The concept of the construction and operation of Garden Village Bled is founded on innovation, green tourism, energy self‑sufficiency, and other modern principles of boutique eco-tourism. Our philosophy is to develop each project in harmony with geographic, cultural, and other characteristics of a specific environment, with an emphasis on considering landscape architecture.
We started with a clean sheet of paper and did everything from scratch. From concept, design, architectural, technical, and spatial planning, to construction. From the concept of the glamping facilities to the accommodations themselves (glamping tent, tent on the peer, tree houses). Adaptation of existing and construction of new supporting facilities; marketing strategy. Garden Village Bled resort was opened in June 2014.
The resort consists of 23 unique accommodation units of four different types, which are, along with all associated support facilities, part of the architectural and landscape visual identity.
· trees growing through the roofs of tree houses;
· chemical‑free natural pool with self-cleaning plants;
· unique wellness (different types of sauna, massage, and yoga under canopy, Kneipp pools);
· ponds with fish under accommodation units;
· private drinking water well;
· unique restaurant in a greenhouse;
· reception area with eco-shop;
· lounge with fireplace;
· children’s playground;
· vegetable garden.
The project has become globally renowned and has been a financial success since its very beginning. It was featured in world’s leading media National Geographic, CNN, etc.; positioned amongst to 10 Glamping resorts in the world. In 2014 it was awarded Snovalec award (the most innovative idea in tourism) and in 2015 Sejalec (the most innovative and creative ideas in tourism). Each year, Garden Village Bled is visited by a large number of guest from all over the world. They are not just passers-by, they come with the purpose to stay at this resort. The resort is 100% sold out.