NYC.com Hotels Spas Guide
For those seeking comfortable accommodations and also the comforting services of in-house health spas to help you get off on the right foot during a stay here, our list of New York Hotel Spas will help you make the right decision. Our NYC.com Hotel Spas Guide focuses on several topics and aims to give visitors valuable information regarding the wide variety of spa services offered at Hotel Spas in New York City:
• What To Expect At A Hotel Spa
• Typical Spa Services and Costs
• Rights and Responsibilities At Hotel Spas
• NYC.com Hotel Spa Guide
What To Expect At A Hotel Spa
New York City hotels offer a wide range of services to their guests, but a number of them specifically cater to the traveler or local resident of either gender who wants to look and feel better. Regardless of whether you're in New York City on business or pleasure, choosing a relaxing treatment at a hotel spa can alleviate the stress from a challenging business day, a hectic shopping spree, or the long journey you took to get to Manhattan. Hotel guests in New York obviously want to look and feel their very best before an important business-related meeting, a romantic date, or before attending a special public event, such as a gala, a film screening, or any type of social gathering.
At any New York City hotel spa you can expect to be treated like a king or queen. You can also expect the décor was designed to transport you to another world, with beautifully-decorated sitting rooms, luxurious furniture, and unique fixtures, as well as treatment rooms created with the purpose of setting you at ease so that you can truly drift off into blissful relaxation during your spa visit.
New York Hotel spas invite you to experience a reprieve from your busy day with a well-deserved treatment that attends to your mind/body needs from head to toe. You can revive your spirit, indulge your senses and relax in comfort because a hotel spa here is meant to be experienced as an urban refuge, an oasis, a retreat, transporting guests far away from the troubles and stress of the city.
Typical Spa Services and Costs
Hotel Spas in New York City typically offer a soothing selection of signature services, classes, products and treatments, which create an experience that caters to the needs and desires of each guest. A partial list of traditional services at most hotel spas include massage, body wraps, facial treatments, manicures, pedicures, skin care treatments, hair removal, body scrubs, and detoxification facilities such as sauna and steam rooms.
Often (but not always) hotel spas in New York function in connection with state-of-the-art fitness centers, yoga classes, and meditation rooms. The services and facilities vary from hotel to hotel, so do read through our below hotel guide to ensure the services you desire are offered at your hotel's spa. For example, a huge hotel spa such as the one in the Mandarin Oriental—assuredly the most comprehensive hotel spa in New York City—offers more types of services than, for example, The Privé Spa at the SoHo Grand Hotel.
Although costs at New York Hotel spas fluctuate, generally speaking spa services and treatments range in price from $60 to $1500 depending on the type of treatment or treatment package you choose. Many New York hotel spas serve as day spas and offer clients package deals that sometimes take a full (and very relaxing!) day to perform.
Rights and Responsibilities at Hotel Spas
According to the Spa Code of Conduct
developed by The International SPA Association and Resort Hotel Association, spa guests have specific responsibilities and rights that they should be aware of before booking an appointment.
As a spa guest it its your responsibility to:
1. Communicate your preferences, expectations and concerns
2. Communicate complete and accurate health information and reasons for your visit
3. Treat staff and other guests with courtesy and respect
4. Use products, equipment and therapies as directed
5. Engage in efforts to preserve the environment
6. Adhere to the spa's published policies and procedures
As a spa guest it is your right to:
1. A clean, safe and comfortable environment
2. Stop a treatment at any time, for any reason
3. Be treated with consideration, dignity and respect
4. Confidential treatment of your disclosed health information
5. Trained staff who respectfully conduct treatments according to treatment protocols and the spa's policies and procedures
6. Ask questions about your spa experience
7. Information regarding staff training, licensing and certification
Tipping at New York Hotel spas ranges from 15%-25%, depending upon on how well satisfied you are with your experience. After a session at a spa, to tip less than 15% or to pay no tip at all would be considered not only improper, but also rude. If you visit a hotel spa using a spa gift certificate, be sure to ask whether the gratuity is included; generally it is not. If not, you should calculate the cost of the gratuity and pay the front desk in cash. Most spas provide tip envelopes, so you can be assured of confidentiality and discretion in delivering your gratuity.
NYC.com Hotel Spa Guide
Sense, A Rosewood Spa™ is an oasis of luxury and tranquility designed to convey the sophisticated attitude of New York's Upper East Side as well as the indelible character of The Carlyle. The spa features an Yves Durif salon, high-tech fitness center and the sensorial world of Sisley skincare products.
Four Seasons Spa
Four Seasons Hotel
Among Manhattan's top spas, this refined retreat fits seamlessly into a day of Midtown shopping or business. Subdued lighting casts a soft glow on cool tones of taupe, sand and gold. Natural fragrances of sage and lavender soothe and awaken. Acupressure, shiatsu, jet lag, and reflexology treatments—plus others—are available.
The Spa at Trump
Trump International Hotel
The Trump Spa offers 6,000 square-feet of calm and serenity. Inspired by wellness techniques and rituals from around the world, it features a unique selection of facials, massages and treatments designed specifically for women, men and couples. The spa also offers a state-of-the-art health club, heated indoor pool, steam baths, saunas, yoga instruction and personal training with individually designed exercise programs.
SoHo Grand Hotel
This well-known and well-loved spa located within the SoHo Grand Hotel building offers a wide range of spa treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, microdermabrasion, among others, and it also features its own professional hair salon.
Hilton New York Fitness Club and Spa
Hilton New York
The Hilton's elegant hotel spa offers 8,000 square feet of space and services including massages, facials and body treatments, state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, steam rooms, saunas and personal trainers. Enjoy complimentary access to the Fitness Club and Spa. Personalized European Day Spa services are available through advance arrangements.
The Five-Star spa offers holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a setting of complete tranquility, along with further treatment facilities, including a high-performance fitness center and a 75-foot naturally-lit indoor lap pool. Bamboo, natural stone and gold leaf set the tone for an unforgettable Manhattan spa experience that focuses on the rebalance of the individual, and leaves patrons with an enhanced sense of well-being.
Affinia Wellness Spa
Slip into a plush cotton robe and slippers and enjoy the full spectrum of spa treatments at this luxurious spa at the Benjamin. Their signature Sleep Wellness Massage and Sweet Dreams Aromatherapy Facial are favorites among hotel guests staying here, especially after a long day hunting for post-holiday shopping bargains. In-room massages are also available upon request.
La Prairie Spa
Ritz-Carlton Central Park
Escape to the La Prairie spa in Manhattan, where Switzerland's first stateside spa inspires renewal. This New York City spa features six treatment rooms, one wet room, men's and women's steam rooms and every relaxation and beauty-related need from jet lag therapy and facials to energetic body treatments.
Oasis Day Spa
Oasis Day Spa, New York's highly recommended destination for beauty and relaxation, is home to some of the best massage and skincare treatments in New York City. Massages, skin care and bronzing, waxing, body therapy, salon and nail services as well as specialized spa treatments for men are all available at Affinia Dumont's beautiful day spa.
Chopra Center & Spa
In addition to a daily schedule of yoga classes,The Chopra Center & Spa located below the Dream Hotel on Broadway offers spa services that are based on centuries-old Ayurvedic therapies that aim to support balance and bliss in one's life. Therapists use specific oils, herbs, and aromas chosen to provide clients with optimal balance and nourishment for the mind-body. Face, body, hand, foot massages are available, as well unique hair removal services.
W New York (Lexington Ave.)
Stretched over two stress-free floors, this hip facility will help spa aficionados unwind like never before. Surprises await you at every turn: gently flowing water in the aromatic steam room, mani/pedi stations with personal headsets, flat screen TVs and DVDs, grass-print tiles in the showers, personal steam showers, saunas, wine, cheese, and brownies in the high-tech locker rooms. In addition to superior spa treatments, W Hotel guests can look forward to BIP (Bliss Important Person) status and priority booking upon repeat visits.
The Peninsula Spa by ESPA
The Peninsula New York
The three-level spa at the Peninsula Hotel carries the weight and class of the award-winning ESPA company, who have built a highly successful business by of creating excellent spas worldwide. The Peninsula Spa is a breathtaking rooftop retreat that offers some rather sumptuous treatments that range deep tissue and hot stone massages to pre- and post-natal treatments. Retreat packages are also available for expecting mothers, newlywed brides, and men, as well as full-day spa journeys like "Detox And Renew" and "Peninsula Heaven." The "Couples Yin-Yang" half-day spa treatment will be a big favorite come Valentine's Day or your next anniversary.