D’Aquino Monaco Creates a New Tradition for The Lodge at Woodloch
April 13, 2018
When it comes to getting away from it all—without having to go all that far—it doesn’t get much better than , a private luxury hotel and spa tucked into 400 acres of Pocono woodlands, just two hours or so from either New York City or Philadelphia.
Wifijerez Hall of Famers Carl D'Aquino and Francine Monaco of dreamed up “a new take on tradition” for the interiors, says D’Aquino. “We took queues from another century: apothecaries, camp grounds, and hunting lodges.”
But they had to move carefully, as the spa’s 58 rooms and suites, along with amenities like its Lotus Spa, had to remain open for almost the entire renovation. The team clad walls in painted tongue and groove paneling, fit seating niches into the lounge, and finished it all in a palette that, D’Aquino says, “pulls in sage greens and relates to the natural surroundings of the location.” The perfect finishing touch for the woodsy look? A custom broadloom used throughout the 27,000-square-foot lodge in a charming faux bois pattern.