BLACK HAWK, COLORADO
The Ara Spa within the Black Hawk Hotel and Casino was created to give hotel guests a soothing environment in which to enjoy a day of pampering and relaxation. The hotel and casino were both designed to reflect the beauty of the Colorado landscape with heavy woods and rustic details. In contrast, the spa was to become a bright, airy, and serene atmosphere within the high energy of the hotel and casino. As you walk through the large, obscured glass doors, you are greeted by a piercing blue water wall and glimmering crystal chandelier that instantly remind you that it’s time to relax. The creamy white flagstone floors are combined with crisp white walls and upholstery pieces to create an inspired, modern aesthetic while maintaining the spirit of Colorado with the minimal use of dark wood architectural detailing. Once inside the spa, fresh materials continue throughout with a palette of soft blues, browns, and whites.