“We’re thrilled to be recognized as one of the top hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure, especially in light of the challenges of the past year,” says Chris Kandziora, general manager. “As part of our commitment to being a premier getaway destination in California, we took time during the resort’s temporary closure to completely renovate several areas of the property. We are proud to debut a new, modern luxury-inspired design for Spa Ojai and the Spa Penthouse Suites. We look forward to welcoming guests back to the resort to experience the Inn’s warm hospitality amidst these reimagined settings.”
The award-winning, 31,000-square-foot Spa Ojai is the epicenter of the property’s renovation. Los Angeles design firm Amber Interiors was tasked with creating the new look, which spans all twenty-four treatment rooms, public spaces and two luxurious penthouse guest suites.
To enter the spa, guests now pass through a tranquil courtyard. Once inside, they will find new luxury lockers, new flooring, tiling and lighting throughout. New vanity stations and additional shower space also contribute to the enhanced experience, as does a dedicated quiet room on the women’s side and a new cold plunge on the men’s side. The newly expanded, upstairs serenity lounge features soft, cozy-chic furnishings to complement the warmth of the space.
“Over the course of the past year, we have been focused on making physical updates to our iconic spa to enhance the overall Spa Ojai experience with the latest in technology and design, from locker room enhancements to infrared saunas and outdoor showers,” explained Kate Morrison, director of Sustainability and Wellness, Ojai Valley Inn.
The $2-million redesign of the Spa Penthouse Suites, which sit above Spa Ojai, was orchestrated by BAR Architects’ director of interiors, Tim Hepworth and interior designer Alexa d’Argencé.
The Sunset and Moonrise Penthouse Suites are each 1,500 square feet, two-bedroom accommodations with sweeping views of the surrounding valley and ample private outdoor space.
Design touches include handmade wool rugs and hardwood flooring; artwork by Tricia Strickfaden and Peter Zaleski; bathrooms with Carrara marble finishes; and outdoor lounge seating and fire table by Harbour Outdoor and Sutherland.
The Ojai Valley Inn is located in the Topa Topa Mountains, 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, California.