After 11 years of treating guests, the Spa at The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley, PA) was finally treated itself when it recently underwent a full, modern yet rustic renovation. The multi-million dollar update, which was helmed by D’Aquino Monaco, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm based in New York City, brought the spa additional seating areas, treatment rooms, and post-treatments areas, among other amenities.
“We love repositioning our projects and welcoming a new demographic through the introduction of contemporary design elements,” said Carl D’Aquino, principal at D’Aquino Monaco. “At The Lodge at Woodloch, we completely reorganized the retreat and lounges to include additional relaxation spaces and to connect to the amazing outdoor landscapes. The arrangement of the furniture is more lush and lounge-like, creating intimate spaces and moments of comfort and privacy for individuals while providing new gathering spaces for friends to reconnect.”
The renovation added much-needed seating in the men’s and women’s retreats to accommodate the spa’s recent increased demand for treatments. With the renovation, the women’s retreat has more than doubled its seating and relaxation areas while the men’s retreat has increased its seating options by 30 percent. An additional room was also added during the renovation, inspired by customer feedback.
The post-treatment relaxation rooms, Whisper: A Silent Sanctuary, and Gather: A Social Suite, feature designs that focus on bringing the outside indoors. The furniture is arranged in a way to provoke quiet contemplation in Whisper and to encourage relaxed socialization in Gather. “For post treatment relaxation, therapists always brought guests to Whisper: A Silent Sanctuary,” says Nancy Deaton, spa director. “However, if a couple or group of girlfriends wanted to chat after their treatment, it was a disruption for other guests. Hence, the addition of Gather: A Social Suite which showcases seating in small groups to encourage quiet conversation while relaxing after a treatment.”
Outside of Whisper: A Silent Sanctuary sits a new screened-in porch, allowing guests to continue their relaxation a little closer to nature. The porch features hanging swings, outdoor loungers, and pendant bells made by local artisans.