New York may be "The City That Never Sleeps," but no one said it couldn't relax. From massages to the latest in laser and facial-enhancement treatments, the spas listed below have thought of every way to soothe and pamper guests. On Governors Island, for example, QC New York offers thermal infinity pools, saunas, Vichy showers, steam rooms and other ways to relax while taking in striking views of Manhattan, while The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York near Columbus Circle in Midtown, features amenities such as amethyst crystal steam rooms, vitality pools and therapeutic massages. Read on for more details about some of our favorite places to unwind.
Chuan Body + Soul, New York
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue, 400 Fifth Ave., 212-613-8720, Midtown West, Manhattan
Located on The Langham, New York’s fourth floor, Chuan Body + Soul is the only international spa brand based on traditional Chinese medicine, and features 4,000 square feet of space, including a well-designed lobby and contemplation area; robust retail offerings featuring Chuan products and products from partner lines such as Kerstin Florian and HydraFacial MD; three treatment rooms, including one for couples; men’s and women’s locker rooms with steam and sauna, featuring a custom designed pink Himalayan salt wall; and a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring Technogym equipment.
The Peninsula Spa
700 Fifth Ave., 212-903-3910, Midtown West, Manhattan
The Forbes five-starrated Peninsula Spa is a 35,000-square-foot rooftop oasis providing a retreat from the demands of the City. Spa treatments feature products from the French luxury skin-care line Biologique Recherche, while a menu of signature offerings blend Asian, European and ayurvedic healing modalities designed to foster well-being and peace of mind. Guests enjoy advanced therapies, inventive spa cuisine, a cutting-edge fitness center, a glass-enclosed pool and a sun terrace with panoramic City views overlooking Fifth Avenue.
QC New York
112 Andes Rd., 646-402-9647, Governors Island
QC New York, a new destination day spa, is the perfect hideaway where guests can truly relax, revive and restore. Explore the gorgeous grounds, rest in thermal infinity pools complete with striking unobstructed views of Manhattan and enjoy the many tranquil spa experiences offered: saunas, Vichy showers, steam rooms, relaxation rooms and more. It is the mission of QC New York to make wellness and pampering available to all.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York
80 Columbus Circle, 35th fl., 212-805-8800, Upper West Side, Manhattan
The award-winning Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, is a sanctuary offering a holistic journey of the senses, and the custom-designed treatments here are tailored to guests' individual needs. The spa's wide range of services has been carefully designed to nurture a perfect harmony of mind, body and spirit. Spanning 14,500 square feet, the facilities here include seven multifunctional rooms with personal showers, separate men's and women's vitality pools, amethyst crystal steam rooms, experience showers and relaxation lounges as well as a private VIP Spa Suite with its own vitality pool, steam room and fireplace. The spa's menu of relaxing and revitalizing treatments include therapeutic and Thai massages, acupressure, ayurvedic treatments, facials and more.
The Spa at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
1 Central Park West, 212-299-1000, Upper West Side, Manhattan
The Trump Spa, for guests of Trump International Hotel & Tower New York, is a serene sanctuary featuring luxurious spa treatment rooms where you can indulge in a relaxing massage, facial, warm herbal wrap or body glow scrub. The sauna and steam rooms further help you relax and ease the tension of the day. The state-of-the-art health club offers free weights, circuit training, cardiovascular equipment and personal trainers on request. The spa can also provide a fitness evaluation and nutritional counseling. For aquatic training, the 55-foot indoor Salt Pure lap pool—featuring a system that reduces the amount of chlorine necessary to purify the water—is a refreshing way to release the tension of the day.
37 E. 64th St., 2nd fl., 212-606-4675, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Spa Valmont, located in the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, has four Asian-themed private treatment suites that are sumptuously designed with natural elements; the rooms offer the comfort and splendor for which the hotel has become known. To ensure privacy and luxury, each suite contains a dressing room, lounge chair and a private steam shower. The spa, part of an exclusive club approved by Valmont—there will be only 35 throughout the world—exclusively carries the company's skin care lines. The therapies and treatments here maintain high standards of excellence while delivering an experience of relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa's product line is rounded out by Edward Bess cosmetics, which makes a variety of natural makeup items.