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SNEAK PREVIEW: Nurture Spa in New Hope

Solebury-based luxury day spa Nurture will open the doors to a dazzling new expanded facility at 31 W. Ferry St. in downtown New Hope on Jan. 24, and its owners were gracious enough to allow a sneak peek at the space while finishing touches are still underway.

Nurture started out back in 2005 with a 2,100 square foot spa, expanded in 2007 into a 3,500 square foot facility, and has nearly tripled its space with the new location, according to Nurture Spa Owner and President Carolyn Holdsworth.

Carolyn Holdsworth.

The new facility boasts 14 treatment rooms, an expansive nail lounge, men’s and women’s locker rooms, several relaxation areas and a large retail store, she said. Holdsworth joined forces with New Hope business owners Frank Cretella and Scott Kelley to help make it all happen.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with them,” said Holdsworth. “They’re really incredible people, and smart business people, as well.”

Nurture is located a stone’s throw from the Logan Inn on West Ferry Street, and the potential synergy is no coincidence.

“We’re looking to support the Logan Inn guests with our services, and looking to support our clients with lodging while they’re here for, say, a weekend getaway,” explained Holdsworth.

“Were offering all of our clients free parking at the Logan Inn while they’re at the spa.”

The interior design of Nurture is distinctly modern, but elements of the original historic structure are integrated throughout, and spaces to simply lounge and relax are plentiful. In-and-out massage appointments fill much of the week at the existing facility, and Holdsworth hopes to change that pattern.

“One of the most important aspects of the larger space is that we’re encouraging people to escape for a little longer,” she observed. “You’re making an effort to come to New Hope, and you may wish to add a facial to your massage, get a manicure and a pedicure, or a body scrub prior to your massage. There are so many lounge areas and places for people to hang and relax, and we’re going to encourage that, and we’re hoping that people will take a little extra time to pamper themselves.”

The new Nurture also holds a few surprises, too. The salt cave is unique and inviting, a therapeutic experience that is also calming, and some of the other specialized services sound truly unique.

Scott Kelly.

“We offer a four-handed massage that won a Best of Philly award — two people working on you at the same time,” Holdsworth said. “Its incredible, really indulgent, but also really healing.”

Partner Cretella and his Jersey City-based Landmark Hospitality are moving forward with a dramatic overhaul of the landmark Logan Inn that it purchased in 2015.  And Kelley has been involved with the development of 46 N. Main St. and the former Odette’s site in New Hope, among other business ventures.

There’s a whole renaissance happening in the borough,” said Holdsworth. “It’s an exciting time to be here with the Ferry Market, Logan Inn, and Odette’s — it’s the place to be, and the place I want to be.”




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Charlie Sahner

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