When the stress of everyday life starts to take over, a little relaxation goes a long way. Luckily, New York City boasts plenty of spas — from cozy retreats where you can unwind with a cup of tea to those with full-on beauty treatments and even a full-day package that includes a meal.
The spas on our list all have something special to offer, but they also share some key characteristics: they look and smell good, feel comfortable and serene, and make the client feel well taken care of. They are also staffed by knowledgeable people who can match treatments to skincare needs, and work with you to create an ideal day of beauty and wellness.
Some of our favorite spas are housed in hotels, such as the Mandarin Oriental’s opulent, sleek retreat. The spa is designed to be an oasis from the hustle and bustle of NYC and offers one-of-a-kind individual treatment experiences inspired by ancient traditions and based on your personal skin needs, as well as specialty spa suites and luxurious products.
Other luxury options can be found at the Guerlain Spa in the Plaza Hotel, which offers a menu of more than 100 services and has a team that works with each client to tailor their treatments. Or, book an appointment at Natura in Astoria for a full-on beauty and wellness experience. The luxury spa’s treatment menu includes everything from microdermabrasion to full-body massages to nail and hair services.