From Sarah Braley
Meetings & Conventions
"The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa has always been a living gallery of historic details which has now been brought to life with its inspired renovation," said Roger Aberth, general manager of the property. "Like the 3,800-foot mountain that rises up behind the resort where we get our name, the Equinox has risen to new heights in celebrating its long history, our reputation as a wellness and outdoor sports destination, and our perfectly situated setting."
New furniture and soft goods reflect the property's grande-dame history; blues and greys now accent the corridors. The lobby now features a wine bar, and a restored gas chandelier from the 19th-century Opera House across the street has been hung in the Great Room lounge area. Keeping the historical touches, the original antique key box has been mounted behind the front desk.
The hotel's five food-and-beverage outlets all have received upgrades. The Marsh Tavern, serving New England pub fare for lunch and dinner, now features modern light fixtures, elegant seating and round tables. Getting a total makeover was the Chop House, adding banquette seating for enjoying a variety of prime-aged beef sourced from local farms, as well as fresh seafood, signature sides and house-made breads. The Falcon Bar got a darker look for a more intimate atmosphere to sample handcrafted cocktails, along with internationally- and Vermont-sourced cheeses and truffles. Just outside the bar is the Equinox deck with lava fire pit and a view of Equinox Mountain.
The 18,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor venue space, which accommodates up to 350 guests, has been refreshed with new artwork, carpeting and upholstery. The 14,000-square-foot Spa at the Equinox was fully renovated and features a sauna, a steam room, a movement and fitness studio, and a 75-foot lap and recreational pool.
The hotel, which began as a tavern in the 1700s, offers a menu of fun activities, such as handling birds of prey at the Falconry School, honing one's archery and fly-fishing skills through a partnership with outdoor retailer Orvis. mastering 4X4 driving techniques with the Land Rover off-road driving school, and getting in 18 holes on the par-71, 6,423-yard golf course.