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The luxury and rejuvenation of a European spa meets New York City at this Governors Island gem from luxury Italian wellness group QCNY. The spa (which has incredible locations across the Alps and Europe) is a year-round destination for those seeking relaxation, detoxing and more. Guests can stay as long as they want with no time limits on weekdays and weekends, but there are limited hours for re-entry on holidays. One of our favorites is the ‘Oxygen Awakening’ facial, which incorporates oxygen-boosting peels and massages, or one of the multipart ‘Onsen Rituals’ that gives access to the bathhouse with its traditional Japanese soaking tubs.
Located in the historic Swiss chalet-style resort on a private lake, this secluded retreat leans into holistic wellness with an emphasis on restoring balance. The spa offers a wide range of body treatments, but is especially known for its signature services like the ‘Royal Treatment’ that includes a full-body exfoliation and a luxurious nourishing wrap, followed by a luxe facial and scalp massage.
The spa’s minimalist design extends to its treatment rooms, and their signature facial treatments are based on Asian beauty principles that help restore balance and prevent and treat skin issues. The spa is the perfect place to unwind after a day of shopping and dining in New York’s renowned Plaza hotel.
This upscale spa in the heart of Park Avenue is beloved by locals. A favorite for massages and facials, you’ll also find plenty of unique treatments, including CBD facials and PowerGun active sports massage. The location is convenient for busy downtowners, and their menu of add-ons will keep you coming back.