HOSPITALITY DESIGN – HD AWARDS WINNER 2020: WELLNESS & WELLBEING

October 2020

Care for the mind, body, and soul is no longer a fantasy for New Yorkers thanks to the Well, the urban wellness retreat conceptualized by Kane Sarhan, Rebecca Parekh, and Sarrah Hallock. To convey a sense of tranquility withdrawn from the bustling streetscape, New York firm Rose Ink Workshop crafted a sinuous and soothing atmosphere for the 18,000-square-foot, dual-level interiors. While bold moments of color pop up in the greenhouse-inspired restaurants and vibrantly upholstered library, a crisp white palette and natural wood accents pervade other areas, softened by plasterwork that erases hard lines and infuses texture. “My favorite use of plaster in the club is the Relaxation Lounge,” says Rose Ink creative director Liubasha Rose. “Inspired byy the Crystal Cave from the original Superman movies, there is diagonal toothy, trowel plaster on the wall and a smoothh, almost reflective Venetian plaster on the ceiling.” Much like the cinematic Fortress of Solitude, the Well’s singular design is a reminder that even Superman is entitled to some R&R.