Paradise in Palm Beach

A “resort within the resort,” V Starr’s design of the renewed Spa at PGA National Resort is a tropical wellness mecca inspired by the idyllic spirit of Palm Beach. The 40,000-sq.-ft. PGA Spa is the first health and beauty venue created by V Starr, the award-winning South Florida design firm.

V Starr Principal Sonya Haffey said, “PGA National Resort is a local icon and a property that means a lot to us, which makes this an especially exciting project—particularly because health and wellness are key tenets of V Starr’s DNA.”

Located in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens, the facility features 29 wet and dry treatment rooms; a hair and nail salon; a modern-meets-vintage barbershop; an inviting outdoor pool deck with café/bar; and a retail shop. The outdoor deck encourages guests to enjoy a therapeutic soak with three mineral pools and enriching salts from around the world, including France, Israel and Turkey. Two couples’ treatment rooms and two Himalayan salt rooms complete the treatment spaces.

The V Starr design team, led by Holly Nixon, nodded to the tropical surroundings with a palette of soft, sandy whites; washed woods; fresh champagnes; blushy corals; and palm prints. Large bronze doors open to a domed entry and pink, palm feature wall, accented by lustrous champagne gold ceilings. The wet areas, one of the spa’s most distinct elements, offer private male and female retreats adorned with green and coral accents that extend into a co-ed lounge and feature large blush stone slabs imported from Turkey. Taking on its own personality, the barbershop encompasses a more masculine, monochromatic backdrop and a custom mural telling the vintage history of golf days gone by.

Photography: Will Pryce

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