Omni Mount Washington completes $60-million renovation


The Omni Mount Washington Resort

BRETTON WOODS, N.H. – The Omni Mount Washington Resort has announced the last phase of additions to its rustic property, the final chapter of a $60 million expansion and renovation to the resort.

The multi-phased, property-wide effort began in 2006 while the improvements began in the fall of 2009.  including the redesign of several culinary venues, the renovation of guest rooms and suites, the creation of a new Family Suite and more.

The latest chapter features a new 25,000 square-foot spa, a refurbished wraparound veranda, renovation of the main dining room, a new 20,000 square-foot conference center, the restored Donald Ross-designed Mount Washington golf course and the new Bretton Woods Canopy Tour.

Designed with a residential feel by Beaty and Brown of Richmond, VA, the guest rooms and suites throughout the hotel now feature corridors with Tiffany stained glass-inspired wallpaper, lighting fixtures based on an original Thomas Edison design and flooring with images of the local flora and fauna of New Hampshire. The corridors on the fourth floor feature a restored original Tiffany stained glass skylight dating from 1902. 

The color scheme was created to celebrate the natural beauty outside, highlighting the crisp, light colors of spring wildflowers found along the trails of Mount Washington. Guests can also enjoy the region’s beauty through photography by artist Ansel Olson, which capture flowers found along the hiking trails, and a reproduction of a map held by the New Hampshire Historical Society.

The restaurants and bars within the Omni Mount Washington have also been updated including renovation work on The Cave, originally a Prohibition Era speakeasy. The American tavern features warm palettes, distressed wood and a classic English-style.

Reconcepted as a pub-style steakhouse with an appreciation for local fare, Stickney’s embraces the American sportsman, with traditional patterns and classic materials creating an atmosphere perfect for “farm-to-table” dining.  Elements include lithographs of fish from the local Ammonoosuc River, casts of paw prints and fishing paraphernalia. Located in a former train station, Fabyan’s Station is a family dining venue inspired by railway history with vintage railroad art and flooring which resembles train tracks.
Other additions include the Family Suite, a three-bedroom suite spanning 1,400 square feet and featuring a living room with a fireplace and two separate children’s rooms. Wall coverings with images of butterflies and a “map room” with an atlas creates an air of discovery and adventure.  There is also an outdoor life-sized chess set, featuring two-foot high pieces. 

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