VIRSERIUS STUDIO COMPLETES WORK ON THE REEDS AT SHELTER HAVEN
The Reeds is an award-winning luxury boutique hotel catering to a high-end clientele located in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA, a popular destination for the well-to-do. New York and Paris-based Virserius Studio was tapped to work on the hotel’s expansion, with renovation of existing guestrooms and suites, the addition of guestrooms and suites bringing the total to 58 for the property, and construction of The Salt Spa at the Reeds.
The design complements the casual and laid-back experience for which the hotel is known, but with the service and amenities their high-end clientele has come to expect. The idea for the spa came from what one would do in Stone Harbor during the winter. Therese Virserius, founder of V/S and lead designer, says, “We wanted to help set the mood that would entice and engage the hotel’s guests all-year round.”
The spa is located on the calmer bay side of the hotel property. V/S brought that peace and tranquility into the spa, allowing guests to feel their natural surroundings even while indoors. Mosaics by SICIS in the rich colours of the ocean and sky adorn the Turkish spa or hammam, the first and only true hammam in southern New Jersey.
The entire project, including the renovations and new construction, took about two years, completed in 2019.