150+ Rooms

Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon, B.C.

Design: Jennifer Kurtz, Shauna Root, Gerry Shinkewski and Susan Steeves (SSDG Interiors Inc.)

Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon, B.C.

It’s fair to say that a hotel with a spa measuring some 40,000 square feet takes wellness seriously. At Sparkling Hill’s KurSpa, you can pick from more than 100 different treatments administered against a backdrop of soothing white that’s highlighted with sparkly Swarovski crystals and warm woods. The designers divvied the spa into smaller cocoon-like areas for thermal baths, relaxation rooms and saunas, including a cold sauna set at -110 °C. Now that’s what we call chilling out. 

888 Sparkling Place, 877-275-1556, sparklinghill.com

About N.Y. Chu

A senior associate with Vancouver-based B+H Chil Design, N.Y. Chu has been an interior designer for over 30 years. He is inspired by the confluence of Eastern and Western cultures – he grew up in Hong Kong, after all – which shows in the millwork screens and granite waterfall he designed for the spa at the Shangri-La in Vancouver.