There’s nothing more refreshing than a good ol’-fashioned spa treatment. Amid the Covid-19 panic and social distancing, New Yorkers are looking to relax their muscles, de-stress and regain some peace of mind. Here are the best spots in town for a day of pampering and bliss.
If claustrophobic city streets are getting you down, head to the opulent Plaza Hotel for a visit to its full-service spa. This 6,500-square-foot beauty oasis (which is home to the famed Eloise store) offers everything from a signature black orchid facial to a two-hour Body Lift massage. But the star of this luxurious spot is its thermal baths, which were inspired by ancient Roman, Greek and Ottoman traditions. You can bop around each tub at your own pace, soaking up the various temperatures and scents until you feel truly rinsed and cleansed.
Located on Governors Island, this picturesque spot has views of the NYC skyline and feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. QC NY has both indoor and outdoor panoramic spa pools for you to soak up the views and relax while receiving a massage or facial.
Known for its hot-stone, shiatsu and Swedish massages, this longtime favorite is affordable, clean and comfortable. The team here also specializes in acupuncture, craniosacral therapy and Reiki.