Aire Ancient Baths
88 Franklin Street
Pamper yourself like the ancient Greeks with a dip in a thermal bath, followed by a tension-relieving massage. These soak sessions alleviate stress and purport to help your body release toxins. Make sure to check out the salt-water pool (heated to 100 degrees), which is said to instantly ease any mind.
The Sense Spa at the Carlyle Hotel
35 East 76th Street
Indulge in exclusive treatments that range from ginger-grass scrubs and sea-algae washes to gentle anti-aging facials. The spa uses Sisley Paris products, so you can be sure that the lotions and potions being applied are top-notch.
The Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at the Plaza Hotel
1 West 58th Street, 4th Floor
Just as its name suggests, Caudalie’s Vinothérapie Spa specializes in treatments made with wine. It makes sense for the Caudalie brand, which originated when a couple in France bought a vineyard and didn’t want to waste a single bit of their grape harvest, so they began creating beauty products with their bounty.
The Cornelia Spa at the Surrey Hotel
20 East 76th Street
This spa is all about personalization. The Cornelia will customize everything from the tea you drink in the luxe relaxation room to the treatments you receive. And don’t forget to ask about their dreamy aromatherapy oils.
Great Jones Spa
29 Great Jones Street
The most unique feature at this spa has to be its wet lounge. The area, focused on the art of water therapy, houses a three-story waterfall, a steam room, a sauna, a hot tub and a cold plunge pool.
56 East 4th Street
Jin Soon Choi is unlike any nail artist you’ll meet. The industry legend is a mainstay for runway shows, fashion shoots and celebrities, and her West Village salon holds just as much clout, housing walls of polishes (including her own line as well as brands like Nars and Chanel). Make sure to accept your manicure expert’s offer of tea.
501 Fifth Avenue
The experts at Joanna Vargas are known for turning out one glowing face after another. Try the Oxygen Purifying Facial, and make it seriously special by requesting that Joanna herself perform the treatment.
Julien Farel Restore Salon and Spa
540 Park Avenue
Julien Farel’s 10,000-square-foot Park Avenue location includes everything you could possibly need to revive and rejuvenate yourself, from hairstyling and fitness to dermatologic consultations and massage. The skincare team is led by pro dermatologist Dr. Doris Day, who is known in the industry as a leading expert in laser treatments.
Kiehl’s Spa Since 1851
678 Ninth Avenue
From its beginning as an Old World apothecary to the industry giant of today, Kiehl’s is a consistently authentic beauty and grooming brand. At this spa, aestheticians use the company’s best products to soothe your aches and pains and rejuvenate your skin. And a note to guys: After your treatment, ask to see the master barber for a quick shave.
L. Raphael at the Four Seasons
57 East 57th Street
Located in the Four Seasons Hotel, this spa prides itself on incorporating a few holistic therapies into its regular cutting edge routines. Try one of the treatments on their menu that includes products made with salts from the Dead Sea.
La Prairie Spa at The Ritz Carlton
50 Central Park South
The world-renowned La Prairie products are the stars of the show at this spa tucked inside The Ritz Carlton. If you’re going for over-the-top elegance, you have to get the Caviar Luxury treatment. And before you enter your therapy room, make sure to pick out a music playlist from the spa’s extensive library to customize your experience.
Shibui Spa at the Greenwich Hotel
377 Greenwich Street
Using mostly organic products, the Shibui Spa brings the natural world right to the heart of New York City. One of the best features is the menu of ritual Japanese baths, like the White Lotus Milk Soak. You’ll reach a whole new level of Zen relaxation.
Celebrity facialist Tracie Martyn is known for her Red Carpet Facial, a process that she’s perfected after years of prepping stars before big events. You’ll feel fairly famous yourself once you step into her girly pink-and-purple treatment rooms.
Whittemore House Salon
45 Grove Street
It’s back to basics at the Whittemore. The no-frills attitude is apparent in the clean cuts and simple décor, which the salon describes as having an “old mansion decay” vibe. But don’t let the unpretentious atmosphere fool you—the past creative directors of Bumble and Bumble created this spot, and they know their stuff.