About the Company
The mysterious power of the Laško thermal springs was well known even to the Romans and throughout the years, Zdravilišče Laško has evolved into one of the most modern centres of medical and wellness tourism in Slovenia. For over 165 years, our thermal water and the expertise of our employees have helped a number of people restore their health and maintain well-being.
Company Data & Management
Company: Thermana, d. d., the company of well-being
Address: Zdraviliška cesta 6, 3270 Laško, Slovenia
Contact: +386 3 423 2000 (central), +386 3 423 2300 (administration office)
Fax: +386 3 423 2400
VAT number: SI 64654745
ID number: 5053854
Share capital: 12.000.225,00 EUR
Register: The company Thermana d. d. is registered at the District Court in Celje under No. 1/00096/00.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Luka Prebil
SI56 3400 0102 0607 883 Sparkasse d.d.
SI56 0400 1004 9983 507 NOVA KBM d.d.
SI56 0288 9026 0844 118 NLB d.d.
, President of the Management Board
T: +386 (0)3 423 2300
, Member of the Management Board
T: +386 3 423 2300
, Head of Sales
T: +386 3 423 2070
, Head of Marketing
T: +386 3 423 2073
, Head of Hotels & CEO's consultant for the programme of medicine
T: +386 3 734 5104
, dr. med., Expert in the field od medicine programme
T: +386 3 7345 128
, Head of the Retirement Home
T: +386 3 734 5320
T: +386 3 423 2484
, Head of Wellness
T: +386 3 423 2030
, Head of Food and Beverage Department
T: +386 3 734 8988
, Head of Finance and Accounting
T: +386 3 423 8917
, Head of Human Resources and Legal Certainty
E: +386 3 734 8980
, Head of Technical Services
T: +386 3 734 5555
, Head of Organization and Informatics (CIO)
T: +386 3 734 8990
, Head of purchasing department
T: +386 3 423 2033
Vision and Mission
Thermana d. d., as a company of well-being, is striving to become one of the most important Slovenian tourism enterprises which invokes in its offer a quality of life, a culture of healthy lifestyle and is as a health resort specially designed for people who have problems with movement or would want to avoid these problems.
Its business strategy is invoked through the following programs:
- medical programs, including: basic health care, specialist outpatient clinics, prevention programs, medical rehabilitation and recovery rehabilitation,
- thermal and wellness programs,
- care for the elderly,
- business, conference and seminar tourism,
- tourist starting point for exploring Slovenia,
- other programs of hotel industry, catering and tourism.
Programs represent an interesting marketing areas of expertise within which they occur, are designed and developed into individual services, the implementation of which is provided in each organizational unit. The program managers also perform quality control of service delivery. Pending the designation of program managers, head of the profit units perform tasks of programming and coordination of the implementation of the profit centres.
Organizational units are created as profit centres and profit units with independent clearing business performance. Within the framework of profit units narrower operating units and jobs are organized.
Thermana d. d. establishes the following three profit centres:
The business outlook of the company is to provide quality service that ensures satisfaction of guests, employees, management and owners, resulting in economic and social growth, reputation, return on capital and is realized through the business goals of the company.
Zdravilišče Laško with units: Medicine, Wellness, Hotel and Catering.
Thermana Park Laško with units: Thermal Centre, Wellness Spa Centre, Hotel, Catering and Congress.
Laško Retirement Home with units: Retirement Home, Sheltered Housing.
The Hotel Thermana Park Laško operates in terms of environmental protection and, is as such considered an environment-friendly tourist accommodation. We are actively taking measures to use renewable energy sources, for a more economical consumption of energy and other natural resources, to lower environmental pollution and measures to include organic locally sourced food in our food supply. The use of renewable energy sources, in particular the use of waste heat, waste water and hot air (heat pumps water/water, air/water), contributes to reducing emissions, improving the living environment and the touristic attraction of the town. We furthermore contribute to the reduction of environment pollution contributing with separation of waste (waste sorting facilities in hotel rooms, the minimum use of the products and packaging for single use). Our ecological awareness is visible in saving energy (use of energy-saving lamps, automatic switching off of air conditioning and heating, automatically switching off of lighting in hotel rooms - linked to the hotel key cards, high-quality window insulation, energy-efficient refrigerators) and in the promotion of lowering the consumption of water and the use of public transport.
Our basic principles of sustainable development policy are as follows:
- the satisfaction of guests and employees,
- compliance with the requirements imposed by the legislation in the field of the environment,
- efficient use of energy,
- careful waste management,
- reducing negative impacts on the environment,
- regular training of employees in the field of environmental management,
- regularly informing of our guests about environmental management,
- adopting measures and objectives based on environmental policies and their respect and implementation,
- concern for awareness of our employees, guests, business partners and suppliers.
The Laško town market would stay out of the way and drowsy if a railroad Vienna- Trieste have not been mapped right in this narrow valley. A reason why railroad was led through Laško towards Zasavje instead over Trojane was simple - the mines in the coal, which was the source of economic development and the »fuel« for the railroad.
In Laško borough people knew for a long time of springs of hot water. Snow melted firstly always amongst the bushes, reeds and marsh grass. The locals were seeking for the springs, deepen, consolidated, but moody and often flooded Savinja river always swamped them
Between 1995 and 1998 the transformation of the company from a public institution to limited liability company took place and was followed by the modernization in the medical field. In 1998, the company restructured into a public limited company.
In 2006, began the construction of a new and modern facility in several stages, including a thermal and wellness centre with a glass dome, a superior hotel with 188 rooms and a modern conference centre, with which the last stage of the construction was completed in 2010. Due to its modified images and rich wellness offer the company Zdravilišče Laško, d. d., changed its name into Thermana, d. d. in 2008.
With its rich tradition, the company Thermana, d. d. is presently one of the most important health spas and tourist centres in Slovenia with almost 500 employees. Through its offer the company promotes the quality of living and the culture a healthy lifestyle for all ages.
- With great enthusiasm Laško hot springs, found due to construction errors, were undertook by an Austrian engineer Leopold Rödel, who led the construction of the railway line from Celje to Laško. Springs did not give him peace. Mayor of Laško Karel Valentinič felt the power of the realization in his plans and with the former municipalities, Laško market and St. Christopher, Rödel concluded purchase contract on 15 September 1852. He committed himself that in three years he was to build a swimming pool. He paid 600 florins for the land, while he promised to the locals’ easement rights to swim at reduced fees, which they repeatedly fought for in the later years.
- In 1853, they opened a brick-lined bathing pool, which was the largest amongst the pools in Styrian countryside, German and Slovenian part. They built a flood defence embankments, planted flower gardens and tree park and gain the right to boast the Spa with the emperor's name. On 1 May 1854, spa Kaiser Franz Josephs - Bad was officially open.
- Dr. Lorenz von Stein bought the spa in 1856/57. His goal was to attract highly promising social elite into the spa. He started in the spa's park in which he planted exotic and indigenous trees, following the example of Vienna's parks he regulated shady and sunny gardens, which he filled with numerous sculptures. He rebuilt spa building in three floors and in the additional building created Bidermaier Salon. At the Savinja river he built wooden pavilions - one for men and another for women. In the main building, among other, he arranged excellent innovations of the time - telephone and telegraph.
- In 1879 Viennese entrepreneur and avid sportsman Teodor Gunkel bought the resort. Gunkel’s skilful advertising recovered quickly fading reputation of Laško spa. In his time, they updated bathing facilities and in 1882, they built the first water powered station on Slovenian soil. He connected with the owner of the brewery, they started welding thermal beer. Guests of the spa humorously called it "sanitary beer" ("Sanitarbier"), which was supposedly the best in Austria. As an avid sportsman, he built multilane bowling alley, tennis courts, even fashionable cricket. He built horse stable for 12 horses, which also guests could ride. He built a special pool with thermal water for his horses, so they were not infected with something by bathing in Savinja. He also had circus-trained dogs, which entertained guests during the day, and guard- ed spa facilities during the nights. Gunkel had a strong desire that Emperor Franz Joseph would visit the resort, and therefore he built the imperial bath cabin that had a gold painted Austro-Hungarian crest on the ceiling. The distinguished guest unfortunately never came, but today you can see it under the glass cover in the spa cafe.
- Black clouds did not come only over Laško, but over the entire Europe. The First World War made the resort a military hospital because of the nearby Balkan and Isonzo Front. Park became a military camp; precious trees were cut down for firewood. Soldiers and the locals completely looted the spa. Wild looting continued until 1921, when the mortgage bank sold the spa to new shareholders - Karlovšek, Smrtnik and Roblek. They completed the renovation and on 1 July 1923, the spa was re-opened. Spa Radio Therma Laško, as they were called, was accepting insured patients, and those who payed themselves. They got a new goal, bought medical devices for hydrotherapy, medical baths and irradiation.
- In 1936 they completely captured and improved existing wells. They dug five feet deep and found out that the water comes from a depth of at least 700 meters, four thermal springs in average spit thousands of gallons of water in one minute. In the spa patients have facilitated easier problems such as rheumatism, sciatica, pain in the muscles, diseases of the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs, nervous exhaustion, women's health ... The number of patients was rapidly increasing and had as much as three times more visitors than Gunkel in the best of times. But along came the Second World War.
- After the war, wounded Partisan soldiers and exhausted returnees from the German concentration camps were treated in the spa. In 1953 Institute for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities was founded. The building was renovated, equipment enriched; the surroundings arranged and everything was ready until 1954, when they celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the spa. In 1956 dr. Barle was appointed as the chief physician and director - a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, under whose leadership the resort began to climb. The voice of rehabilitation spa has greatly expanded and since 1955, when the institute adopted 155 people, this figure had risen to 3690by 1975. 1976 was the opening of the new spa. Laško spa was becoming the most advanced health facility in Slovenia.
Certificates and Awards
Head of Booking Department
+386 3 734 5624,
+386 3 423 2200,
+386 3 734 5772,
Head of Sales
+386 3 423 2070,
Sales Manager for Medical Tourism, Medicine Product and Societies
+386 3 734 5248,
Sales Manager for Italian Market
+386 3 423 2076,
Sales Manager for German Markets, Benelux and Scandinavia
+386 3 423 2074,
Sales Manager for Sport Tourism
+386 3 423 2071,
Sales Manager for Balkan Markets and other Foreign Markets
+386 3 423 2072,
Digital Marketing Manager
+386 3 423 2077,
Head of Marketing and Public Relations
+386 3 423 2073,
HUMAN RESOURCES AND LEGAL CERTAINTY
+386 3 734 5104,
+396 3 734 8922,
+386 3 734 8922,
Head of Maintenance
+386 3 734 5555,
+386 3 734 5250,
MEDICINE AND PHYSIOTHERAPY
Technical Manager of Medicine Programme
+ 386 3 734 5136,
, dipl. med. ses.
Head of Nursing
+386 3 734 5710,
, dipl. fiziot.
Head of Physiotherapy
+386 3 734 5142,