New York may be the city that never sleeps but the best spas in town do their best to get you as close as possible. From rooftop havens oozing classiness and offering breath-taking city views to zen palaces armed with waterfalls and fuzzy rugs hugging your feet, there’s something for everyone when it comes to finding the most chill spot in this pulsing metropolis.
Tucked into the Equinox hotel in Hudson Hards, this luxurious spa is the place to go for a totally immersive experience. A blow-dry bar, nail salon and facial studio rolled into one plus super-specific treatments like the ‘Fire and Ice’ (a face technique that uses masques and botanicals to cleanse, smooth and soften) make this the ultimate NYC spa experience.
This Queens-based spa is the largest in the US, spanning four traditional bathhouses with eucalyptus footbaths and stone beds for waterfall massages along with two relaxation lounges, Vichy showers and sauna rooms. Guests can choose to indulge in additional treatments like facials, massages and more or simply enjoy the space which feels “like visiting a grand house,” says beauty blogger Clare Palo.
A Black-owned spa with options for everyone, this all-day spa and wellness retreat is a hidden gem located right on Governor’s Island. They recently opened in March as the first U.S. location of the luxury Italian wellness brand QC and already have fans in the making with their amazing view of Manhattan. Guests can enjoy their ‘performance healing circuit’ which includes everything from infrared saunas to cryotherapy, as well as their’spiritual health circuit’ which is a little less intense but no less relaxing with acupuncture and mindfulness sessions.