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5 of the Best Luxury Spas in New York City

by Bridgette Redman  |  Published December 11, 2023

New York City is the spot to find luxury spa experiences, places where every visit contributes to deep relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Indulge in relaxation at New York’s  luxury spas, where opulence meets tranquility. In the heart of the city that never sleeps, these sanctuaries offer an escape from the noise and congestion of the streets. Lavish treatments include rejuvenating massages and bespoke skincare rituals.  Expert therapists curate personalized experiences, ensuring a blissful retreat for mind and body. With state-of-the-art facilities and a range of amenities surrounding each service, these spas redefine urban wellness. Elevate your senses and surrender to the lap of luxury in the embrace of New York’s finest sanctuaries.

The Peninsula Spa

Each visit begins with the Peninsula Tea Ceremony, just one of the touches that sets the 35,000-square-foot, tri-level Peninsula Spa apart. An award-winning spa that creates a memorable experience for each guest, this urban sanctuary invites all to partake of their experience showers, saunas, aromatherapy steam rooms, ice fountains, a sun terrace and glass-enclosed pool. Treatments are designed around a fusion of Asian, Ayurvedic and European therapies. They include such offerings as half-day packages, Himalayan salt scrubs, customized facials deeply rooted in beauty research, shiatsu, massages of many different modalities and body exfoliation. Those who rent the private spa suite can receive a choice of amenities such as a relaxing foot ritual, exotic fruits, an aromatherapy bath and a spa cuisine lunch for two.

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Bliss Soho

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Since the mid 1990s, Bliss Soho has been creating spa experiences that bring bliss into the lives of their guests. With a New York-style attitude to all that they do, they have compiled a menu of that takes what they call a “modern, tongue-in-chic approach” for facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing, laser hair removal and body treatments. The spa resounds with rhythm and blues tunes and their legendary brownie buffet keeps things fun and upbeat. They’ve trademarked the term “blissage” to describe their signature massages and offer varieties with Himalayan stones, aromatherapy, paraffin packs, dry brushing and mud packs. Facials are curated for every skin type and for specific needs, with most including exfoliations, peels and serums. Body treatments provide scrubs, wraps, rubs and detox.

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Shibui Spa

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The Shibui Spa, found inside the Greenwich Hotel, is a place to find balance while surrounded by wood, water and stone. Their products are primarily plant-based and organic. All guests have access to their heated swimming pool, relaxation lounge, steam and rain showers, personalized spa concierge service, Japanese Yukata robes and complimentary tea, water and dried fruits. Their facials combine innovative tools and ingredients with ancient techniques. Their massages  are grounded in ancient techniques and highly trained professionals will create bespoke bodywork sessions for guests, some of which include, cupping, poultices, dry brushing, oils and stones. One of their treatment rooms is dedicated to ashiatsu, where parallel bars allow the therapist to deliver a massage using their feet and body weight. Guests can also indulge in custom onsen rituals that pair a soak with massage in an experience rooted in 6th century Japanese traditions.

Spa Nalai at Park Hyatt

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Park Hyatt’s Spa Nalai infuses luxury in all of their beauty and wellness treatments. They invite guests to find inside their walls the meaning of Nalai–serenity. Located on the 25th floor of the hotel, they seek to tailor each spa experience to make it unique to the needs and desires of each guest. With each service, guests gain access to their amenities which include a hydrotherapy area, a fitness center and luxurious locker rooms. The hydrotherapy area includes a saltwater lap pool, whirlpool and a eucalyptus steam room. Massages include those designed to provide muscle relief, relaxation or renewal. There are also couples and pre-natal massages. Enhancements include CBD oil, aromatherapy and hot stones. They offer two types of facials–the “energy of the glacials” facial and an organic glow designed to make the face look younger. They can be enhanced with an eye mask or LED light treatment.

World Spa

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A newer Brooklyn spa, World Spa redefines luxury by pulling from traditions all around the world. The three-story spa has an entire floor devoted to bathing, steaming and sauna rituals with both warm and cold experiences. Within their walls are Japanese onsens, a snow room, authentic banyas, Finnish saunas, Turkish and Moroccan hammams, a Himalayan salt therapy room, infrared saunas and a large hyrdrotherapy area with warm pools and jetted hot tubs. Guests can rent private cabanas or eat at the restaurant on the floor with all the bathing and sauna experiences. Throughout the day there are demonstrations of the Banya Venik Platz ritual in their saunas. The ritual involves brushing a person’s body with Venik leaves on tree branches in a sauna with cold plunges midway through. Guests can book traditional massages, facials and body wraps. There is a private hammam room where guests can partake in a Turkish Bath Ceremony.