Miraval Berkshires Expands With Wyndhurst Manor

Miraval Berkshires Expands With Wyndhurst Manor

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Hyatt’s Miraval Berkshires property is going to be expanding in an interesting way this spring.

Wyndhurst Mansion joins Miraval Berkshires

It has just been announced that Miraval Berkshires will be expanding as of April 1, 2022. Specifically, Wyndhurst Manor’s Wyndhurst Mansion, three carriage houses, and a historic fine-dining restaurant (1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar), are all being added to the wellness retreat experience.

For context, Miraval Berkshires is located on a 380-acre property that’s shared with Wynhhurst Manor, which is currently a Destination by Hyatt property. With this change, 10 newly renovated guest rooms will join Miraval, though Wyndhurst Manor will still have dozens of rooms sold separately under the Destination by Hyatt brand. Each room has its own name, with rooms being named after writers, artists, and creatives of a bygone era.

Here’s how Vic Cappadona, Miraval Berkshires’ General Manager, describes this change:

“We’re thrilled to expand the Miraval Berkshires experience to include the iconic Wyndhurst Mansion and carriage houses, which will elevate the full breadth of amenities and wellness experiences available at Miraval Berkshires while providing unique and historic accommodations and increased suite availability. This brand transition will help Miraval Berkshires meet the increased popularity for our resort’s signature wellness offerings, spaces, and spa services.”

Given that the Miraval Berkshires experience includes all meals, it’s expected that Wyndhurst Manor’s 1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar will offer a separate dining experience for Miraval guests, featuring a formal dining room and a bar with views of the rolling Berkshire Hills. This will complement Miraval’s existing dining outlets at Harvest Moon Restaurant and The Roost.

The 10 additional rooms are all located in the three carriage houses, and are described as the ideal accommodations for multi-generational family reunions for guests who are 18 years or older (Miraval is adults only).

Miraval Berkshires is getting 10 new rooms

Is this change good or bad news?

I haven’t been to Miraval Berkshires, though it is on my list of points hotels to stay at. A few thoughts on this development:

  • This is great in terms of giving Miraval guests more dining options, since they’ll be able to dine at an additional restaurant
  • At the same time, more rooms at Miraval Berkshires also means it will be a bit less private, and group activities may be a bit busier
  • For those who just want to stay on the 380-acre property but don’t want to spend as much as Miraval is charging, this probably isn’t great, in the sense that capacity at Wyndhurst Manor is being reduced, and lower supply potentially equals higher prices
Miraval Berkshires guests can dine at 1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar

Bottom line

The popular Miraval Berkshires wellness resort will be expanding by taking over part of Wyndhurst Manor. 10 guest rooms from the historic property will be added, giving guests more accommodation and dining choices. Whether or not this is good news depends on what you’re looking for, though it’s certainly a noteworthy development for Hyatt loyalists.

What do you make of this Miraval Berkshires expansion (especially for those who have stayed at the resort)?

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  1. KW Guest

    I think it does make sense and won't necessarily affect the experience at Miraval. Guests at the manor could already purchase day passes for experiences to Miraval. If the new partnership allows Miraval guests to dine at 1894, that would be ideal - previously Miraval guests had to pay separately for dinner there (and the food is much preferred to Miraval food).

    Honestly it's overall a weird property - some of the rooms at...

    I think it does make sense and won't necessarily affect the experience at Miraval. Guests at the manor could already purchase day passes for experiences to Miraval. If the new partnership allows Miraval guests to dine at 1894, that would be ideal - previously Miraval guests had to pay separately for dinner there (and the food is much preferred to Miraval food).

    Honestly it's overall a weird property - some of the rooms at Miraval are poorly refurbished from the old building. While the service, experiences and spa are great, the food and rooms and overall layout leave a lot to be desired.

  2. Russ Member

    Having stayed at the Miraval Berkshires in December on the buy-one-get-one promotion, I was a bit puzzled about how this was acting as two different properties.

    My read on it is that they are removing all the rooms from Wyndhurst but honoring existing bookings with a $200/per person per day upgrade to the “Miraval Experience” with all the food and activities.
    https://www.wyndhurstmanorandclub.com/wyndhurst-rebrand/

    They are getting out of the hotel-room-only thing and doing all...

    Having stayed at the Miraval Berkshires in December on the buy-one-get-one promotion, I was a bit puzzled about how this was acting as two different properties.

    My read on it is that they are removing all the rooms from Wyndhurst but honoring existing bookings with a $200/per person per day upgrade to the “Miraval Experience” with all the food and activities.
    https://www.wyndhurstmanorandclub.com/wyndhurst-rebrand/

    They are getting out of the hotel-room-only thing and doing all Miraval. The Wyndhurst mansion was just kinda there if you look at the property map. During December midweek, the restaurant and bar in the mansion was closed.

    I think that doubling down on Miraval for the whole property makes sense, it just seems they needed to figure out how to deal with the homeowners/country club members on the property which they are doing by making the Sloane’s tavern, formerly a golf-season only restaurant the dinning space for the golf/homeowner members. There is also a weirdly joined health club and indoor pool that is for the club members.

    As a Miraval guest - I think this is also nice to have some dinning variety on the property. Staying at Miraval four nights, there was only one restaurant for breakfast/lunch/dinner so it will be cool to have the nice views from the Wyndhurst Mansion.

    That being said, I am good on this one and would probably prefer to go to the Arizona or Austin property if I went to another Miraval.

    1. kels2003 New Member

      100% on everything you said. I wouldn't really consider returning and would like to check out Arizona instead.

  3. UA-NYC Diamond

    It's a downgrade for sure - yes, a few more rooms at Miraval, but losing (some? most?) access to a gem of a property. 1894 is a great restaurant too.

  4. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

    Dozens of properties across so many brands and no brands at all announce these kind of changes every day. Why is this even remotely worthy of an article?

  5. AAP Guest

    Having stayed at Miraval Berkshires last Feb and being quite underwhelmed with the accommodations, this is an intriguing enchancement and the updated suites look nice. FWIW, the instructors and classes were fantastic but general service and accommodations left a lot to be desired considering the price points. Happy to answer any questions about my experience.

  6. Huy Guest

    makes sense. the proximity of the two and how both are built together for events and dining it might as well be one.

    it was fun staying at the miraval but then walking around the entire property and thinking, "oh this is probably haunted"

  7. Phize Guest

    The Wyndhurst rooms are very old and dusty. I hope they improve the cleaning on them. At least this gets rid of the weird two-tiered system on the property. I stayed at both Wyndhurst and Miraval and as a Wyndhurst guest it's super weird to have to walk all the way around the Miraval gates to get to the other buildings + the pool (which is basically a town pool).

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Russ Member

Having stayed at the Miraval Berkshires in December on the buy-one-get-one promotion, I was a bit puzzled about how this was acting as two different properties. My read on it is that they are removing all the rooms from Wyndhurst but honoring existing bookings with a $200/per person per day upgrade to the “Miraval Experience” with all the food and activities. https://www.wyndhurstmanorandclub.com/wyndhurst-rebrand/ They are getting out of the hotel-room-only thing and doing all Miraval. The Wyndhurst mansion was just kinda there if you look at the property map. During December midweek, the restaurant and bar in the mansion was closed. I think that doubling down on Miraval for the whole property makes sense, it just seems they needed to figure out how to deal with the homeowners/country club members on the property which they are doing by making the Sloane’s tavern, formerly a golf-season only restaurant the dinning space for the golf/homeowner members. There is also a weirdly joined health club and indoor pool that is for the club members. As a Miraval guest - I think this is also nice to have some dinning variety on the property. Staying at Miraval four nights, there was only one restaurant for breakfast/lunch/dinner so it will be cool to have the nice views from the Wyndhurst Mansion. That being said, I am good on this one and would probably prefer to go to the Arizona or Austin property if I went to another Miraval.

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AAP Guest

Having stayed at Miraval Berkshires last Feb and being quite underwhelmed with the accommodations, this is an intriguing enchancement and the updated suites look nice. FWIW, the instructors and classes were fantastic but general service and accommodations left a lot to be desired considering the price points. Happy to answer any questions about my experience.

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kels2003 New Member

100% on everything you said. I wouldn't really consider returning and would like to check out Arizona instead.

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