The Elms Lodge & Spa in Excelsior Springs debuts a big renovation

The Elms Lodge & Spa in Excelsior Springs debuts a big renovation

Whilst the tourism business walked on eggshells in 2020, the 130-year-old Elms Lodge in Excelsior

Whilst the tourism business walked on eggshells in 2020, the 130-year-old Elms Lodge in Excelsior Springs started a daring renovation of the valuables, which in its heyday was once a speakeasy that hosted mobsters like Al Capone.

After remaining a number of instances beneath other house owners, in 2019 Hyatt purchased the Elms “with a imaginative and prescient that incorporated a assets renovation and spa growth, for the reason that wellness total is a key part of the lodge.”

The renovation was once simply finished beneath the route of fashion designer Meri Meis and contains paintings accomplished to the whole lot of the 153-room assets. Meis was once impressed by means of the unique structure of the lodge, together with the mosaic tile ground within the foyer—the emerald and burgundy hues of the tiles have been used as accents all over the Craftsman-style foyer.

The unique foyer flooring and entrance table location stay to keep the lodge’s roots however the renovation contains the addition of a restaurant and marketplace within the foyer. Café Soterian serves espresso beverages, smoothies, and pastries within the morning after which transitions at night time right into a wine bar serving craft beer and flatbread pizzas.

The lodge’s spa aspect has additionally been rethought, with designers incorporating tranquil, herbal colours accented by means of blue hues to visually reference the lodge’s location surrounded by means of 46 mineral springs. Tiles within the spa have been home made. There’s additionally a brand new dust bar the place visitors can exfoliate and “enjoy the herbal therapeutic homes provide within the mineral-enriched dust.”

The out of doors grotto now has a brand new zen lawn the place visitors can retreat and replicate.

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