Omni Bretton Arms Inn Unveils Redesign

BRETTON WOODS, N.H.—The Omni Bretton Arms Inn as part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s multiphase $70 million resort-wide renovation.

“The Omni Bretton Arms Inn transformation is an exciting chapter for the property,” said Stephen Hilliard, managing director of the Omni Mount Washington Resort, in an announcement. “We’re pleased to continue our commitment to guests by providing the highest standards in accommodations and service.”

The renovation of the 34-room inn was led by the Van Dresser Company. Design palettes include earthy greens inspired by the White Mountain National Forest, sky blues, and colors of New England’s fall foliage. New corridor carpeting is adorned with images of spring and fall leaves on a backdrop of plaid. Antique-style furnishings featuring roll arm upholstered chairs, turned legs, and dark brown leathers hearken back to the origins of the Bretton Arms Inn, which was built as a private home in 1896 and began welcoming guests in 1907.

The Inn’s color scheme continues in the guestrooms. Window treatments are arrayed with images of fern leaves and fiddleheads. Throws and quilts in navy and herringbone from the Andrew Morgan Collection decorate guest beds. In the bathrooms, pedestal sinks and Cararra marble bathtubs complete the renovations.


New artwork can also be seen throughout the Inn. Guestrooms showcase White Mountain postcards dating back to the 1920s and 1930s with portrayals of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, as well as handwritten notes from former visitors. In public spaces, artwork includes watercolor images of local flora and fauna. An interpretive piece by artist Carol White of the Inn’s surrounding landscape was commissioned for the lobby.

Within the property’s Bretton Arms Dining Room, designers installed large banquettes with scalloped backs. Updates were also done to the dining room’s original fireplace, which was constructed using smooth river stones from the nearby Ammonoosuc River.

Outside the dining room, the bar area was expanded to create a more open floor plan and welcomed a new L-shaped bar comprised of millwork and dark woods. A wine bar was also crafted to display more than fifty wines by the glass and tasting flights.

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