Spa hotels in New York City: the height of NYC chic

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New York City is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations so why not combine the city lights with a stay at a relaxing spa hotel? There’s nothing better than after a day of pounding the pavements returning to your hotel to be pampered in the spa.

Whether you are sightseeing, shoppping, or attending a celebration make time in your schedule for a little R&R. We have compiled this list of the best hotels with Spa facilities in New York, including extra tips from our local New York expert, Eric.

A spa hotel in NYC right next to the Brooklyn Bridge

Bamford Haybarn Spa

The 1 Hotel group has a reputation for creating urban luxury and their latest New York addition does not disappoint. Located in trendy Brooklyn, a stone’s throw from the iconic bridge, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge offers spacious and eco-friendly rooms, a modern restaurant and a fantastic rooftop bar. With unsurpassed views of the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, and Statue of Liberty, the hotel’s selling point is definitely its location.

The hotel’s recently opened Bamford Haybarn Spa is a 5,000-square-foot oasis. A wide range of treatments are available, from massages to facials, using the brand’s own in-house line of skin care. Lady Carole Bamford, famed for her “global wellness” approach has created a true urban retreat in collaboration with 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.

Getting to the city couldn’t be easier! The hotel is located within walking distance of multiple subway stations conveniently connecting you to the rest of the city, there’s also the East River, where you can catch the NYC Ferry to Manhattan.

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A trendy spa hotel in NYC’s historic Meatpacking District

Exhale Spa

Promoting itself as the ‘first luxury, full service resort in Manhattan’s vibrant and historic Meatpacking District’ The Gansevoort Meatpacking certainly lives up to expectations. Located amongst a smattering of the trendy neighborhood’s cafes, restaurants and designer boutiques,  the hotel is also just a short distance from High Line Park.

Head to Plunge, the hotel’s rooftop bar for cocktails and panoramic views. Enjoy dinner at The Chester where they serve high-end American specialities and mouth-watering meat dishes. And during the warmer months you can dine al fresco on the famous cobbled street on which the hotel lies.

To add to the luxury on offer at the Gansevoort is the hotel’s Exhale Spa. This fully functioning spa and fitness centre offers everything from classes to waxing. Rejuvenate with a massage, beat the jet lag with a workout or treat yourself to a facial in this swanky New York hotel.

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Off the beaten path – luxury where you least expect it.

When you think of a spa hotel in Manhattan, images of the Upper East Side or SoHo are what tend to spring to mind. However, if you are looking to retreat and enjoy the more colourful neighbourhoods of the city, these options are perfect for you.

A spa hotel on NYC’s Lower East Side

Manhattan’s Lower East Side is fast becoming the go-to area for cool, boutique hotels. Sixty Lower East Side Hotel, is right in the center of this quirky neighbourhood, plus it has a myriad of amenities including a rooftop pool, a sushi restaurant and a great spa.

The hotel is surrounded by some cool museums, such as The Tenement and The New Museum and is only a short walk from Eric’s favourite area: East Village. Head to St. Marks Place for alternative shops and a lively music scene.

Whilst not the best looking building from the outside (the sixties have a lot to answer for when it comes to architecture) don’t judge a book by its cover. On the inside the hotel does not fail to impress, with just the right combination of luxury and cool to suit the grit and modernity of the area.

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A spa hotel in NYC’s TriBeCa neighbourhood

Shibu Spa

The Triangle Below Canal Street, otherwise known as TriBeCa, is a trendy New York neighbourhood with an industrial history, reflected in its former warehouse buildings and artistic vibe. These days this hipster haven is full of galleries, alternative shops and a thriving restaurant and bar scene.

A TriBeCa gem, The Greenwich Hotel is a taste of old school class in a modern metropolis. The individually decorated guest rooms are well appointed with hardwood floors and antique-style beds, armoires and beautifully tiled bathrooms, all giving your stay an old-world ambiance. The lobby bar and sitting room is cozy yet grand, a perfect spot to enjoy a drink after a long day of sightseeing.

Take the lift down to the Shibu Spa in the hotel’s basement and be immediately transported to a Japanese onsen. Take a dip in the heated pool, put on your robe and relax in the lounge area, or indulge in a treatment. Revive your tired muscles with a stress relieving massage and allow the essential oils to do their work before continuing your evening in the vibrant neighbourhood.

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The detail is in the retail – Shop and then drop… in to your spa treatment.

If you want to enjoy a massage, a manicure and endless retail therapy too, these Midtown gems offer the perfect location for all your needs.

Lotte New York Palace

Spa Splendo

The Lotte Palace, located in Midtown Manhattan is a luxurious boutique hotel popular with the glamorous and well-heeled visitors to New York City. It’s Madison Avenue address certainly attracts the luxury traveller looking to splurge on treatments  in-between shopping excursions to Park and Fifth Avenues.

Rooms at the Lotte Palace are elegant and stylish with modern amenities such as Molton Brown bath products, 24-hour in room dining and a laptop safe.

With a wide range of beauty and skincare treatments as well as a romantic couples massage and even in-room treatment options, Spa Splendo offers all you need to escape the bustle of the city to recharge and relax.

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The ultimate NYC spa splurge – if your purse has no strings…

Spa De La Mer

For prestige in Midtown Manhattan with all the trimmings, the Baccarat Hotel is synonymous with Luxury. The hotel boasts Parisian style in the heart of Manhattan, with chic accommodation, impeccable service and a huge range of amenities.

Enjoy a high tea or dinner in the Grand Salon, head to the 24-hour fitness center to work out, take a ride in the hotel’s private classic car, a dip in the indoor pool and marvel at the artworks and crystal chandeliers throughout the hotel.

The cherry on top of the decadent cake that is the Baccarat Hotel, is Spa De La Mer. Offering luxurious treatments in sumptuous surroundings using products from celebrity adored skincare brand La Mer, this spa knows how to indulge their clients. From facials to full body treatments, this is next level pampering.

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We’ve teamed up with Eric from NewYork.co.uk to bring you an insider’s guide on where to stay, what to eat and where to explore in the Big Apple. Need some more tips for whilst you’re there? Be sure to check out Eric’s New York App, (for the Android version click here) and have Eric as your personal guide around the city with offline maps, tips, tricks, and tickets for everything you could possibly want to do in New York.