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APR 2017

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T h e S p a c e M o h o n k M o u n t a i n H o u s e [ 32 ] • DAYSPA • april 2017 green goals I t's impossible to overstate the green impact made by the eco-trailblazing descendants of brothers Albert and Alfred Smiley, who founded Mohonk Mountain House in 1869. Set in a forested preserve, the majestic property is a Historic National Monument that's recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme for its "dedicated leadership and commitment to the protection and enhancement of the environment." Built in 2005 following LEED standards, the sprawling spa facility incorporates nature into all aspects of its architecture, design, decoration and programming. Six hundred tons of local stone was recycled for its construction, and the material is also ground for use in the Shawangunk Grit exfoliating body treatment. A 2,000-square- foot green roof garden terrace insulates the lower fl oor and hosts wellness classes including yoga, Qi Gong, Pilates and meditation. "Indigenous principles steer every choice we make in the spa, from our organic product selection to the Ikaati teas we off er," says assistant general manager Barbara Stirewalt. "We benefi t from an on-site team of biologists and plant specialists who guide our ingredient selections." The Mohonk Red Massage, for example, honors mohonk red witch hazel, which grows on the grounds. An extensive recycling and composting program cuts Mohonk's landfi ll waste in half, a geothermal system heats and cools the building to eliminate emissions, and an integrated pest management program reduces the need for pesticides. A partnership with Clean the World collects recycled soap to send to countries in need of hygiene supplies, and sales of Éminence products has planted some 8,000 trees. "Our eco-friendly spa embodies all the qualities we envisioned from the outset," says Albert Smiley, president and CEO, and fourth generation descendant of Mohonk's founders. The Space 30,000-square- foot spa with 16 treatment rooms, salon, fi tness center, yoga/motion studio, roof garden terrace, solarium, steam rooms, saunas, outdoor mineral pool, and heated indoor pool with underwater music Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz, New York COURTESY TOP RIGHT: DANIEL AUBRY; TOP LEFT: DANA GALLAGHER; RIGHT MIDDLE AND BOTTOM: JIM SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

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