North Carolina’s The Umstead Hotel and Spa is elevating its wellness offerings with the expansion and renovation of its spa. The Umstead Spa will close its doors April 1 to begin a three-month project that is expected to enhance all aspects of the spa experience, from expanded couples’ treatment facilities to a new nail salon. The Umstead Spa is slated to reopen July.
The 14,000-square-foot spa, which spans two floors, will gain an additional 1,400 square feet of relaxation and treatment space. Every area will be refreshed and revitalized with new textiles and artwork. The hotel is also introducing natural elements including river rock, granite and glass.
Highlights of the planned renovation include a new coed wet lounge with a heated whirlpool tub that can accommodate eight spa-goers; 12-foot-high walls that will give way to an open roof; an additional treatment room, for a total of 11, with all treatment rooms featuring new massage tables and facial machines, new bedding, furnishings and fixtures; and three treatment rooms exclusively for couples, each with a private deep soaking tub.
The Umstead Spa
As part of the renovation, the existing women’s and men’s wet areas and cool-down lounges will more than double in size and will lead to the new coed whirlpool area; while the nail salon will undergo a complete makeover, with four pedicure stations being planned, featuring Lenox DS Pedicure Chairs that have massage, recline and heating functions.
Also, a new upstairs coed relaxation lounge will complement the existing coed lounge on the second floor, while the spa’s existing artwork will be heightened with the introduction of North Carolina pottery and various glass features throughout.
The Umstead Spa expansion comes as the hotel continues to refresh its public spaces, guestrooms and suites. Like the spa renovation, the hotel-wide program is expected to heighten The Umstead’s connection to the natural environment. New Anigré wood paneling will surround every guest bed and will have integrated lighting and room controls. The hotel’s public areas have also been refreshed throughout, with a palette of warm taupe and grey with accents of burnt umber and sienna. New custom-designed carpeting in super-scale patterns have also been added, integrated with The Umstead’s art collection and surrounding landscape.
The Umstead Spa