Mohonk Mountain House, Spa and Fitness Center

Scope of Project:
The Spa and Fitness Center was the first major expansion to this world famous hotel property in 100 years. The new 30,000 square foot facility needed to be designed to complement the historic architecture and also to meet the environmental stewardship goals of the family owned resort.

The facility is designed in three levels and is connected to the main hotel through an enclosed walkway. The building is designed with a pool level, a spa level and a fitness level.

An indoor pool of 60 ft long and 40 ft wide is housed in a light filled space with natural stone and wood finishes. There is also an outdoor whirlpool that is heated in the winter and the surrounding deck is provided with a radiant snow melting system for ease of guest use year-round. The HVAC system incorporates a dehumidifying heat pump system and distribution ductwork hidden within the architecture and underground.

The Spa Level includes 16 separate treatment rooms. There are single message rooms, double rooms, wet, dry and hot stone therapy rooms. Each room has individual temperature and humidity control with some rooms containing gas fire places. The Spa level also includes saunas, steam rooms and foot message rooms. Included is a women’s and men’s verandas for post activity or treatment relaxation with beautiful views of Mohonk Lake and the surrounding mountains.

The Fitness Level includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment as well as free weights. Instructional movement rooms are provided for aerobics and Yoga classes. The fitness level also includes locker rooms and showers.

The entire building is heated and cooled with a closed loop geothermal heat pump system. The system also provides domestic hot water, snow melt capacity and pool space conditioning. This system was selected both for its energy efficiency as well as the advantage of no visible or noisy exterior mechanical equipment.

The lighting throughout the facility has been completely integrated into the architectural design vernacular and succeeds in both visual impact and low energy use.


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