The Well NYC
An Urban Oasis
East Meets West for a Well-Deserved Rest
How do you bring the tranquility of a high-end spa to America’s largest and most restless city? You trust JAQUE.
- When you think of wellness spas, you imagine expansive western settings. So it’s no accident that when Rebecca Parekh and Sarrah Hallock visited a wellness spa in Sedona, Arizona, they formulated a vision to build their own high-end destination spa in … New York City? Their vision was a first-of-its-kind, members-only wellness destination that merges Eastern healing with Western Medicine in an urban setting. Who was the perfect designer to help make this happen? JAQUE, of course. JAQUE’s design for The Well hits you—or rather, calms you—from the moment you enter. The sleek white interior melts away the city’s stresses. And as you pass the organic restaurant and curated boutique featuring “clean beauty brands and accessories,” you know you’re in for a holistic experience designed to meet your mental and physical needs.
- While The Well’s upstairs space is open and social, the lower level purposely meanders. With its winding elements and long perspectives, JAQUE’s design for the heart of the Well is a symbolic nod to the notion of going deeper into yourself. Light fixtures adorned with pyrite stones were handmade by jewelry designer Joanne Stone and inspired by Superman’s crystal cave. Overall, the space was inspired by spaces that have always served as historical symbols of human and cultural survival. With its 10 spa rooms, private training gym, fitness studios, grooming bar and meditation room—plus its elite team of integrative medicine practitioners, health coaches and wellness consultants—The Well exudes an air of peace and introspection you won’t find anywhere else in the city. And while its membership is capped at 2000, its early success has sparked discussions of a second location. In a city that never sleeps, JAQUE has designed a sanctuary that melts away urban anxieties and delivers lasting calmness.