Summer vacation may be long over, but you can still escape New York City’s racing pulse at some of the city’s top spas. We’ve compiled five of our favorite luxury retreats where you can rejuvenate your senses, ease your muscles and indulge in a little extravagance.
The Peninsula Spa New York
Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Peninsula Spa New York comprises a holistic environment that combines Asian, European and Ayurvedic philosophies into its signature treatments. The spa ups the ante with extensive amenities, including a modern fitness center, glass-enclosed indoor pool and sprawling terrace with breathtaking views.
Unwind in the serene surroundings before or after treatments. Order a healthful gourmet meal for lunch on the terrace or by the swimming pool.
Refresh your skin after a long day in the sun with the Peninsula Spa’s signature Second Skin Facial. Biologique Recherche created this intensely hydrating treatment as an alternative to invasive facial fillers. To stimulate regeneration and healing, Second Skin serum and customized hyaluronic acid patches are applied, immediately producing plumper and more youthful skin.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York
At Five-Star The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, you’ll find a blend of Eastern influences, contemporary décor and heart-stopping views of the city’s skyline. Focusing on facilitating relaxation in the city that never sleeps, the spa fosters a tranquil environment with an amethyst crystal steam room, an experience shower with color therapy and a vitality pool with oxygen-intensified waters.
Try the signature Jade Stone Facial, a guest favorite. The treatment incorporates detoxifying rituals and traditional Chinese healing techniques, which utilize the jade stone to refine the face and neck’s contours. This service is ideal for all skin types and leaves you visibly lifted and glowing.
Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa
For some well-deserved decadence, book an appointment at the Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa, the only Vinothérapie Spa in the United States. Nestled inside The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, in the heart of Midtown, the warm and inviting address (complete with a Vichy shower, two hammams and the French Paradox Wine Lounge) is the perfect place to soak in a wine-inspired beauty treatment.
Caudalie Vinothérapie harnesses the extraordinary antioxidant power of grape seeds and uses them to cleanse, purify and beautify. Indulge in one of the relaxing wraps like the honey and wine option — the perfect way to ready yourself for fall and reverse the harsh effects of the drying summer sun.
The Spa at Trump SoHo
The two-floor, 11,000-square-foot Spa at Trump SoHo is perched above the energetic and stylish Soho neighborhood in Manhattan but feels like it’s a world apart. In typical Trump fashion, the Four-Star sanctuary is over-the-top and extravagant, featuring the lavish style of traditionally Turkish spas. The Spa at Trump SoHo features authentic, luxurious hammams for both men and women.
In addition to this bathing ritual, the space provides an array of traditional Middle-Eastern services, like Ayurvedic massages and Shirodhara treatments. The spa also offers cutting-edge treatments, including the HydraFacial — a celebrity favorite adored for its immediate results and lack of recovery time.
Great Jones Spa
At this Manhattan spa, enjoy luxurious and tropical surroundings in a plant-filled oasis and water lounge. The spa is also equipped with a sauna, plunge pool, thermal hot tub, chakra-light steam room, salon and organic juice bar. Oh, and there’s a three-story waterfall as well.
The spa’s philosophy revolves around the restorative power of water. Most treatments aim to improve wellness, not merely to pamper. You can’t go wrong with any of the massages or body services, but the energy-rebalancing reiki service is a must-try.