For years, clients have highly valued the hotels of Pärnu, where good housing is accompanied by beautiful views of the Pärnu Bay. Strand SPA & Conference Hotel has been fulfilling the dreams and wishes of its guests since the year 1992 already. Strand has seen first dates, magnificent weddings, international conferences, fun corporate events, people getting to know each other on golf tracks. In addition to its great location, Strand also attracts interested people with its history, because the building was initially built as a boarding house for the Russian Information Agency APN in the year 1985 and at that time it was a mysterious institution, closed to the ordinary public.
Over the years, the hotel has been constantly updated and modernised. In 2016, the rooms in C wing were completely renovated. In 2017, the rooms in A wing, the restaurant, lobby bar and reception area were redone. And in the beginning of 2018, rooms on the third and fourth floor in the B wing (i.e. the sea-facing wing) were also renovated. The entire building – conference halls, rooms, restaurant, spa, beauty centre and indoor mini-golf – is carefully planned and furnished according to the guests’ needs.
Strand wears its **** mark proudly. Today, we offer full solutions to our guests. Strand is the place for having a memorable family vacation, for organizing conferences and other events, for enjoying the pleasure of spa and beauty treatments. Most of our rooms have an uplifting view of the Pärnu Bay. It’s good to be in Strand – all wishes are fulfilled in one place!
Interesting facts about the architecture of the Strand Hotel
Spa Strand’s historical building part is one of the richest examples of the postmodernism as borrowed piecemeal from the West, so characteristic of Estonian architecture in the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s.
It is a building characteristic of postmodernism, with eclectic shapes and form motifs. It stands at the border of two different milieus: on the one hand, the intimate residential area of the suburbs and on the other hand, the beach and the sea. The street-side façade is almost symmetrical and stricter, with a larger scale and majestically harsh. The southern side looking over the sea is more playful, with lots of glass and a dense architecture of steps. Another wing has later been built at the building’s seaside.
The interior design is based on open and intertwined spaces. The interior design has an accent on the vestibule running through the building and having its looks shaped by sculptural concrete steps, visible building structure and design-aware piping. The original design prescribed widely different rooms – a pool with a solarium, a bowling hall, a billiard hall, a sports hall and a cinema hall, plus a diner and a bar. The original buildings rooms are looking south with balconies, and the more luxurious suites were designed to occupy two floors.
Architect: Meeli Truu, EKE Projekt
Interior design: S. Männik, M. Schönberg
Building design: 1978-1980
Built in: 1980-1985
“Eesti Arhitektuur 2 (Läänemaa, Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Pärnumaa, Viljandimaa)”; Tallinn, 1996