Seeking some peace and serenity? Then check out some of these in-town and near-to-New York spa destinations for a weekend of pampering and wellness with new spa offerings.
by SunHee Grinnell
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL NEW YORK DOWNTOWN
If you live in New York and can’t get away, a stay-cation is always an option. We can confidently recommend the Four Seasons New York Downtown and its Signature Spa for a moment of pampering. For a limited time, lifestyle therapies are offered with healers in residence ranging from certified travel wellness experts, to energy healers to a Nuurvana Healer who is licensed in acupuncture to meditation and more. The spa also offers more traditional body treatments and facials featuring luxury skincare range by Dr. Burgener and Omorovicza, which should not be missed. With seven treatment rooms including a couple’s Spa Suite, Nail Room, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Outdoor Terrace, 24-hour fitness center and 75-foot indoor lap pool to boot, it’s a hard place to pass up.
SIX SENSES HOTELS RESORTS SPAS
The buzz-worthy Six Senses Hotels Reports Spas are popping up all over the world, and we could not be more excited. The sustainable properties are known for luxurious, natural beauty, comprising full resorts and spas in 9 locations and stand-alone spas in about 19 (and counting!). We love Six Senses’ unique approach to total wellness, which includes programs that focus on sleeping, eating, and even happiness—tailored to guests’ preferences, to ensure maximum benefits over the course of a stay in any of their worldly locales. Furthermore, Six Senses New York, the brand’s inaugural U.S. location, is set to open in 2019. In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of their coveted destinations around the world.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AT THE SURF CLUB
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at the Surf Club, Miami is a newly refurbished property that houses an exquisite spa with all new construction that one should not miss. Offering carefully selected and customized facials using products from Susanne Kaufmann to Biologique Recherche—extending the latter to body—as well as Elemental Herbology–induced body treatments, it's a gem of a spa and a light-dappled sanctuary, indeed, which includes a Turkish hammam and so much more. Book now. No regrets, guaranteed.
A bit north up in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida sits the newly renovated Acqualina, where the spa is the first in the United States to carry the new products from Espa, one of our choices of natural skin-care brands. The spa has recently undergone an exciting brand evolution, and it has a new, modern look, with recently added treatments on its menu. Choose from an age-defying facial or two different massages, which use rose-quartz crystals for re-energizing. Plus, anyone who books one of the treatments will get access to all the extensive amenities that the spa offers, which include Himalayan salt walls and Arctic ice fountains. Talk about a spa day!
FAENA MIAMI BEACH
And while in Miami, one should not miss Tierra Santa Healing House, located in the Faena Miami Beach hotel is the other place to be. Throughout this fall, you can sign up for three South American–inspired treatment, which are to die for. We especially love the sound of the Masaje de Coco, which uses virgin coconut oil to heal and relax. In South America, coconut oil is called the “oil of life,” and we agree with that nickname. We’ve seen its powers firsthand, for everything from curing blemishes to moisturizing dry hair.
GANSEVOORT TURKS & CAICOS
New on the Caribbean scene, located on the secluded western end of Grace Bay Beach, Gansevoort Turks & Caicos's new Exhale Fitness & Spa specials give everyone an excuse to book a trip A.S.A.P.! The three new treatments—a wrap-facial combo, a body-scrub-massage combo, and a hydrating facial—are all tropically inspired to match the island locale, with yummy ingredients, such as mango. With one look at the property, you might be hooked! Shall we hop down for fall break? Book now, as there are direct flights.
HAMILTON PRINCESS & BEACH CLUB
We hear that Bermuda's Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has started a brand-new wellness program inspired by sailors at the Exhale spa—America’s Cup sailors, to be exact, for whom the Beach Club was the official hosting property. The workout program is a one-hour experience based on the A.C. sailors’ fitness regime, which includes exercises such as sand sprints, swimming, and strength training. We’ll certainly do a couple of sprints if handsome sailors are waiting at the finish line.
But if you’re headed north on a business trip, the Mandarin Oriental in Boston has added Biologique Recherche to its spa menu! The spa now features three brand-new B.R. facials for guests, which include the Remodeling and Second Skin facials. Want something a little more personalized? Go ahead and book a Custom Made Facial, which is completely tailored to your needs, using highly regarded and luxurious B.R. products.