SPA TREATMENT Eye-catching granite imparts earthy elegance and modern luxury to The Grand America’s newly renovated spa.
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Above: Basins fashioned from CaesarStone’s white quartz transform a bathroom vanity into a modern work of art. The natural stone’s inherent shadings and tone-on-tone patterns add visual depth to the monochromatic space. Right: Natural stone balances the glitz of glass tile in a Park City bathroom designed by LMK Interior Design. A tray-like travertine sink sits atop a quartz countertop. The same quartz performs as a base for a wall-mounted faucet, unifying the multi-stone treatment. Below: Carved from a single block of natural stone, a Stone Forest’s Travertino soaking tub creates an unforgettable statement in bathrooms of countless styles, from ultra modern to rustic mountain. USD
Although Salt Lake’s Grand America Hotel is renown for traditional design enriched by dark stately woods, polished marble floors and elegant woven tapestries, designer Frank Nicholson took a different tack when designing the 5-star hotel’s newly-expanded and remodeled spa. A swoon-worthy palette of textured fabrics, honey-hued woods and mixed stone surfaces shape the light-toned, modern décor. The look is understated but definitely not boring, thanks in no small part to the inclusion of stunning Rainforest Brown serpentine from India. “Its large-scale veining has big movement and makes it really dramatic,” says Italia Granite’s Cory Ellsworth, who sourced countless slabs of the deep brown material for flooring insets, gleaming accent walls, spacious showers and elements enriching the 20,000-square-foot spa. “The concept was to combine a contemporary sophisticated residential warmth with dramatic textural materials that connect the new facilities specifically to the experience of being in Salt Lake,” says Nicholson, who created a space that reflects the natural beauty of the West. “The monumental scale placement of the Rainforest stone provides unexpected drama and a sense of being in a special place.”