Thermes Group develops $ 350 million wellness oriented theme park in New York, run by the co-founder of High Line Robert hammond.
Therme Group announced that Hammond is joining the company as President and Chief Strategy Officer for Therme North America. He will lead the development of the Â£ 350million wellness center in New York City, Crain reported (Going through New York Post).
The attraction is expected to launch after 2025. Hammond told the publication that New Yorkers want places that are “a park and a botanical garden and a place for gathering and programming.”
Just like the High Line, Thermal baths “combines nature, community, wellness, and art in the same way,” added Hammond. Therme’s development in New York will adapt the usual layout to a vertical format.
The project is still in the early stages of planning, and the search for the location has not yet started. Executive Chairman of Therme North America Jean Alschuler these developers are looking to find a space at the water’s edge.
In a press release, Thermal baths Hammond said will be responsible for overseeing the company’s expansion in the United States. His role is expected to begin in April 2022.
Therme’s expansion in the United States
Thermes Group targets an initial group of major cities in the United States as locations for its urban wellness centers, offering thermal baths and meditation, water attractions and immersive art.
âAccess to nature and relaxation are the keys to mental well-being and physical health,â Hammond said.
“As someone who understands firsthand the healing power of nature and the importance of mindfulness, I believe everyone needs a place where they can comfortably and inexpensively reconnect with themselves. itself, nature and the environment that surrounds it. ”
âThroughout my career, I have been inspired by the power of innovative urban design, wellness, nature, art and community development, and Therme is an exciting opportunity to bring these passions together in multiple cities of ‘North America,’ he added.
Earlier this year, Therme announced that she would be building her first North American project at Toronto’s Ontario Place in Canada, investing C $ 350 million in the wellness center.
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