TRO Jung|Brannen’s design for the Bliss Spa, which made its debut in Boston last fall, is the recipient of the IIDA New England Design Award for Best Retail/Hospitality Design.
Located within the W Boston Hotel and Residences, Bliss is designed to offer Bostonians respite from the cold, harsh winters of New England by welcoming them into a garden oasis. Immediately upon entering it is clear this is not your traditional spa—blues and jazz music pumps from the sound system and the entrances and retail displays are accented by climbing green foliage. Guests may view the newest products showcased on one of three Marcel-Wanders Droog Swings, overgrown with ivy, or check out the newest trends in nail care are as they float by on the “lazy river-inspired” conveyor belt.
The garden theme established in the public spaces is echoed throughout the more private spaces. Exotic floral wall-covering, provided by Flavor Paper, appears to grow from floor to the ceiling in the men and women’s lounges. Even the inside edges of the Flos’s Skygarden light fixture showcase a relief of flowers.
The new Bliss Spa balances New England style with a cutting-edge vibe to provide an experience that is true to the Bliss brand and full of Boston appeal.