The Spa at Silver Legacy
Earning prestigious recognition for excellence in design, The Spa at Silver Legacy at The Silver Legacy Resort Hotel in Reno, Nevada, scooped the ASID 2019 ANDYZ Award in the Best Hospitality Space category.
Designed by MBA Architecture and Interior Design and inspired by the surrounding mountains, alpine lakes, and local natural resources, The Spa offers an unrivalled relaxation experience. Every detail of The Spa is designed to soothe the soul and delight the senses.
Previously the resort Spa occupied one wing of the hotel floor and provided limited services and a small fitness area.
To complete this renovation, 26 hotel rooms were converted and the spa renovation encompassed the entire hotel floor, transforming into a 21,000 square foot treatment area, complete with four individual treatment rooms, three couple’s treatment rooms, five facial treatment rooms, three relaxation lounges, a salt inhalation chamber, two private hospitality suites that can be booked for special events, seven hydrotherapy soaking tubs, two steam rooms and saunas, a full-service salon, and a fitness centre.
The primary access point for the spa is through the casino elevators, so guests must first traverse the casino to access their moment of tranquillity. As the elevator doors open, the change in energy is palpable and the previous journey is instantly forgotten.
Guests are welcomed onto the Spa floor with calm music, relaxing scents, lush materials and gentle lighting. Nature flows through the space in a beautiful blend of warm, earthy colours and materials; including stone, wood, metal, and greenery.
Guests are engaged in their experience from the moment they arrive. The main reception area features a curved desk to guide guests through the space. Included in the retail and service area is a custom scents bar where guests can customise an essential oil blend to accompany their treatment.
Through the main spa area guests are welcome to find their favourite relaxation space, prior to their desired treatment, in one of the three lounges designed to enhance the spa experience.
There is a quiet lounge complete with individual lounge chairs, two hanging basket chairs and a bed to relax on and take in the Lake Tahoe Sunset illuminated on the ceiling.
The centre of the lounge space is a Co-Ed area complete with refreshments and snacks. Moving forward into the space is the enclosed Salt Inhalation room and Relaxation Lounge complete with a warm fireplace to snuggle up to on those cold days. Treatment rooms branch off beyond the relaxation lounges for a more private experience.
One of the main challenges of renovating this space was to create an expansive feeling while limited by the low ceiling plate.
Because the space was located on the fifth floor of a 42-storey tower, any major structural or mechanical modifications were limited. To solve this, a light colour palette was blended with dynamic accent features that help draw the eye across the spaces and design elements that create the impression of height, including raised soffits where possible and linear lighting sources.
The exterior window walls were treated to invite natural light into the space without interrupting the spa tranquility. Meandering corridors offer privacy and create a gentle flow through the treatment and lounge spaces.
Melting between the interior and exterior spaces, a rejuvenating swimming pool with an 8,000 square foot deck area, chaise lounge seating and fabric wrapped Cabanas offer guests an oasis of calm.
A portion of the pool is designated specifically for spa patrons, with a large-scale fire and water feature separating the two pools, providing luxurious privacy. The private warm pools provide a distinct view of the Southern mountain range and one of the region’s prized landscape views.
For hotel patrons and guests who are not visiting the spa itself, the remainder of the expansive renovation includes a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a salon that provides hair and nail services in an exquisite, delicate setting, and two hospitality rooms for private parties.
What once was a simple amenity with the resort has now become a desirable destination for the entire community.
The Silver Legacy Resort Hotel is owned by Eldorado Resorts, LLC.