From Resorts to Boutique Hotels, Spaces Are as Unique as They Are Charming
From the esteemed campus of Harvard University to Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, new and renovated resorts unveil spaces that offer a distinct taste of their location.
Guests visiting and attending meetings at these spaces can know one thing for certain: the experience they have there can’t be replicated anywhere else.
Whimsy at Its Finest
Tucked away in the Allegheny Mountains in Farmington, Pennsylvania is the luxurious destination resort, Nemacolin. The property has debuted its long-awaited reimagining of its iconic all-suite hotel, The Grand Lodge. The redesign thoughtfully reimagines the original lodge, infusing it with the contemporary.
All 56 suites feature a grand four-poster bed surrounded by mid-century modern décor, complete with jewel tones and gold and marble accents. Some even include an in-room fireplace or private balcony. The Grand Lodge has its own dedicated team of butlers to assist with all their needs 24/7. The Fawn & Fable restaurant within the Grand Lodge combines a traditional steakhouse with a fairytale-inspired castle setting. Locally-sourced ingredients make up a menu of traditional delicacies of the Laurel Highlands with a storybook twist.
Nemacolin as a whole spans 2,200 acres and offers endless activities, from rock climbing to skiing, as well as two championship golf courses. The property includes 35,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, both indoor and outdoor, and can be customized for any vision living in a planner’s idea box.
Harvard Square, in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts is home to The Charles Hotel, which just recently completed an extensive renovation. Interior design firm Bill Rooney Studio helmed the elevation of the property’s suite collection. The celebrated music venue Regattabar has officially reopened alongside the grand opening of al fresco drinking and dining space One Reason Garden Bar.
The suites seek to merge the history of Cambridge and New England with a modern twist, celebrating especially the elements of art, nature, fashion and travel. Shaker style furniture and décor, thoughtful colors and textiles blend comfort with refinement.
The hotel is only steps from the elegant Harvard University campus. Its 303 guest rooms and suites have welcomed a number of scholars, artists, philanthropists and world-leaders throughout the property’s 30-year legacy. Over 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space is accompanied by a complete conference services department and onsite AV team.
California’s Wine Country sees the completion of MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa’s four-year renovation project. In this final phase, the luxury boutique hotel has renewed its spa and fitness center and its outdoor pool space. It has also added five guest rooms—including the brand-new Artists Cottage, where curated collaborations with local artists from the surrounding area uphold the hotel’s tradition of celebrating independent artists. Earlier renovation phases saw property-wide guest room renovations and the opening of new culinary outlets.
The property’s historic charm permeates every space. The spa offers new treatment rooms and locker rooms with steam showers. Guest can also enjoy an outdoor Relaxation Garden and Lounge and a brand new outdoor pool space with private cabanas. Guests have the option of two onsite restaurants and a bar. The property offers a variety of meeting and event spaces totaling 5,400 sq. ft. indoors as well as outdoor space in landscaped, historic gardens.
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