Whether you’re in NYC for a business trip or a sightseeing vacation, you’ll want to make time for a little pampering at one of the city’s best spas. From Roman Baths to deep-tissue massages and Eastern-influenced moisturizing techniques, the greatest city in the world has something for everyone. Here are four spas to try in Lower Manhattan.
Just a few blocks from the Duane Street Hotel in Tribeca lies one of the best spas in the city. Aire Ancient Baths brings the luxurious spa treatments of Europe to the Big Apple. While the thermal bath is always a favorite, you’re coming here for the red wine experience—a 180-minute spa dream come true. While the service isn’t cheap ($450 weekdays and $550 weekends) there isn’t anything quite like it. You’ll start off in an antioxidant-packed red wine bath for a 30-minute soak, then make your way to the massage table for a 60-minute full body massage before heading to the thermal pools for a 90-minute session and steam room aromatherapy.
Aire Ancient Baths. 88 Franklin St, New York, NY. (646) 878-6174
Offering an array of services including massages, sin cleanses and facial peels, it’s no wonder OHM is one of New York’s most popular spas. One of OHM’s most popular services is the hot stone massage—when hot basalt river stones are placed at specific points around the body to improve circulatory flow. A 60-minute massage will run you $179 but you might as well splurge on a 90-minute session for $229.
OHM Spa & Lounge. 260 5th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY. (212) 845-9812
With a cult-like following from New York City’s glam crowd, Great Jones Spa is one of NYC chicest spas. Facials, massages and manicures are a given, but the golden ticket at Great Jones is the water lounge and juice bar. There aren’t many other places in the city where you can relax in the bubbling waters of a thermal hot tub while sipping your favorite green juice.
Great Jones Spa. 29 Great Jones St, New York, NY.
Just steps from the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan’s Financial District, Setai Spa lets you relax like the Wolf of Wall Street. The spa is elegant on the inside, where the walls are lined by dark wood panels and soft leather. The facility has a gym as well as massage and hydrotherapy centers, so feel free to pump some iron as part of your body renewal routine.
Setai Spa Wall Street. 40 Broad St, New York, NY. (212) 792-6193