Âme-azing transformation – An iconic Miami resort has reimagined spa and wellness for the 21st century. Lisa Starr visits to ﬁnd out more.
At Miami’s Turnberry Isle Resort, spa director Tammy Pahel has just led a US$2.5m (€2.2m, £1.9m) spa expansion and renovation, adding in functionality and comprehensive, integrative guided wellness programming with the aim of bringing the resort spa to the forefront of the industry.
The transformation of the âme Spa & Wellness Collective has upped the game for the 38-year-old Turnberry Isle Resort, which is facing competition from several new and noteworthy area spas. Those include the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort and the Tierra Santa Healing House at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach, both of which offer wide programming beyond that typical of resort spas.
While the footprint and size of the spa didn’t change during the renovation, architects Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW), together with interior designer John Sands of Hirsch Bedner Associates, worked to redefine the space, combining treatment rooms to make larger suites, creating new offices for the medical practitioners, adding a spin studio and relocating the relaxation lounge.