Gettys renovates Castle Hotel & Spa in Tarrytown, New York

Castle Hotel & Spa in Tarrytown suspended all property operations until May 1 as it implements a $10-million renovation project that began with the construction of the THANN Sanctuary Spa in October 2012. The entire renovation project will be completed in five months, with the property eyeing to reopen also in May.

In addition to the introduction of the new spa, the property-wide renovation will include 4,100 square feet of meeting and banquet space, upgrade of 31 guestrooms and suites, public spaces, and the inclusion of Equus restaurant and kitchen.

According to Krystle Louie, project designer from Gettys, the hospitality design and interior architecture firm, every attempt is being made to “maintain the feeling of being in a family home with a great deal of history and a storied past.” The original architectural elements of the main building of the Castle will be preserved, and – upon completion – the property will showcase collectibles gathered from around the globe.

The Castle was originally built in 1897 as a private residence of General Howard Carroll and took more than 100 crafstmen several years to complete. Originally named “Carrol Cliff,” it was inspired by the Castle Lismore in County Waterford, Ireland which was built by King John. The Castle figured prominently in Westchester and New York City Society circles.

The property’s collection of antiques and vintage items will be preserved, along with artwork and sculpture. A blend of modern pieces will be incorporated with mahogany books shelves, working wood fireplaces, carved stairways,sconces and stained glass windows.

Castle Hotel & Spa


Most of the design elements in the main building will be refreshed with soft goods and other furnishings. Also to be transformed are The Lobby Lounge and the Tapestry Room.

The 1,500 square-foot Great Hall, a key feature of the Castle, has 40-foot vaulted ceilings and original Gothic windows with heraldic motifs. This room is filled with fine architectural details and complemented by leather panels on the ceiling, carvings in the foyer and a grand balcony overlooking the room. Six-foot tall custom-designed torchiere wall sconces with hand-crafted bronze metal will be complemented by a maroon color palette and gold accents.

The Caramai Ballroom will maintain its atmosphere by preserving the crystal chandeliers and artistic moldings encircling the entire 1,500 square-foot room that is soaked in natural light. Cream tones with gold accents, along with turquoise trim and moldings will play a dramatic role in the restoration of this space and will complement the new upholstery. Custom-designed wall sconces with detailed metal accents will be added.

Each of the seven suites will undergo a full renovation along with an update to the guestrooms. There are two suit themes: the first theme has a palette of cranberry and chocolate brown with gold accents; while the second theme offers deep green tones and gold accents, antique bronze metal trim and velvet upholstery.

Upon completion, the property will also have the new THANN Sanctuary Spa, the Equus restaurant, 24-hour health and fitness center, whirlpool, landscaped jogging paths and an outdoor seasonal swimming pool.

Castle Hotel & Spa


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