The Emerson Resort & Spa in Catskill, N.Y., completed a 12-month renovation that saw changes made to the property’s guest accommodations, public areas and the launch of the new restaurant Woodnotes Grille.
Designed by Roslyn Cama of Cama, the Emerson’s renovations were inspired by the resort’s location in the Catskills, bringing the outside in with open spaces, large windows exposing outdoor views and a color palette of browns, blues, whites and greens. Emerson Resort & Spa’s owner Emily H. Fisher worked with Cama for the renovation.
The renovations began with the resort’s exterior. The various buildings that house the guestrooms, restaurant, lobby and shops were painted with different colors to resemble a small village and differentiate each element of the resort.
The lobby, great room and other public areas of the inn now have a more spacious layout with updated furnishings and hardwood floors.
The rooms have new furniture, light fixtures, oversized windows and a variety of original nature-themed artwork created by local and regional artists. Art pieces and sculptures in the lobby, hallways and restaurant were commissioned specifically for the resort. Artists include Judy Pfaff, Alison Berry, Deborah Quinn-Munson, Elizabeth MacDonald and Robert Alan Hyde.
The property also opened a new restaurant, Woodnotes Grille.
The spa is currently being renovated, and will open this spring.