THE EQUINOX, A LUXURY COLLECTION GOLF RESORT & SPA, VERMONT, AN AMERICAN ICON
Manchester Village, Vermont - Since 1769, The Equinox has served as one of the country's most historically significant resorts. "Serving the Republic since before there was a Republic," the hotel was a meeting place for the fathers of the American Revolution, hosted American presidents (including Taft, Grant, Harrison and Teddy Roosevelt), and has served as a favorite vacation destination for well-heeled, well-traveled visitors looking to experience the year-round offerings of New England's most scenic location.
Owned by HEI Hotels & Resorts, the iconic 195-room resort underwent a $20-million dollar restoration in 2008 including new luxury amenities, accommodations, dining options and lounges. The sophisticated transformation is a blend of New England charm and contemporary luxury that will uphold the resort's legacy as an American classic.
The Equinox brought in renowned designer Geoffrey Bradfield to helm a multi-million dollar refurbishment which was completed in July 2008. Widely known as one of the foremost designers of his generation and consistently recognized by Architectural Digest as one of the top designers in the world, Bradfield specializes in creating daring, graceful and opulent spaces that incorporate fine art and antiques. At The Equinox, Bradfield brilliantly infused the whimsical designs of 20th century Swiss sculptor, Diego Giacometti, who is most recognized for his furnishings and fixtures work featured in the legendary Picasso Museum in Paris, France. The influences of Giacometti play out through specially commissioned works that are featured throughout the common areas. As with many Giacometti pieces, the consoles, large hand-woven area rugs and ceiling lamps that were chosen for the resort depict a menagerie of creatures - frogs, deer, turtles and birds - which link these domestic objects to the verdant forests, ponds and peaks that surround the property.