A TRANSFORMATIVE HOTEL AND HAMMAM EXPERIENCE DEBUTS IN THE CATSKILLS.
BACKGROUND PHOTO BY TENGYART/UNSPLASH
The Aurum, a 36-room hotel set on 131 acres in Mount Tremper, is the brainchild of Million Dollar Listing’s Steve Gold and interior designer Samuel Amoia and is the co-developers’ first venture into the hospitality industry. Inside the main building will be the historic Maidstone Lodge, which was built in 1902 and more recently underwent extensive renovations, home to the lobby, guest rooms and a Sicilian farm-to-table eatery. Influenced by ancient Rome and its impact on society, the spot will reimagine bathing culture, which was at the heart of Rome’s first social clubs. With the luxe Aurum Thermae, the hammam and spa drawing on Roman roots, guests step back in time and unwind as ancient leaders and philosophers did thousands of years ago. For a bit more privacy and exclusivity, 12 mountain bungalows offering incredible views and private gardens await. Mount Tremper, @theaurum
The Aurum offers a dreamy escape from the bustling city. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND