Wellness and wanderlust don’t have to mean flying off to far-flung destinations. If you’re a looking to tie in a focus on your wellbeing with a city break, lucky for you the options abound. And where better to immerse yourself in city life than the Big Apple? New York is at the forefront of trends in health and wellness, and its urban retreats stay well ahead of the curve. These are our top picks for luxury urban spa retreat in New York City…
Aman New York
Scheduled to open its doors in the heart of Manhattan in 2020, Aman brings its trademark resort relaxation to the city centre. Its 83 rooms and suites are situated in the Crown Building on 5th Avenue, overlooking Central Park and immersing guests in the centre of New York’s iconic skyline. Aman’s luxury urban retreat boasts a three-storey spa, indoor swimming pool, spacious outdoor terrace, cabanas and warming fireplaces, proving itself a comfortable space year-round.
Price available on request | aman.com
This contemporary member’s wellness facility in the Flatiron district offers day spa treatments to those in need of rest and respite. Its team of trained professionals fuse eastern and western healing traditions, while a team of medical professionals are on hand to devise and deliver tailored treatments. The 18,000-square-foot spa and wellness centre boasts a sauna, organic restaurant, fitness centre and yoga and meditation spaces, with a diverse wellness programming on offer.
Price available on request | the-well.com
Six Senses New York
In between the Hudson River and the Highline, architect Bjarne Ingels’ unique twisting towers host the new Six Senses property – the groups first in North America. Rooms are equipped with modern furnishings, combining luxury amenities with elegant minimalism. Its two on-site restaurants offer fresh, seasonal produce while the Six Senses Spa offers guests state of the art treatments imbued in natural healing philosophies. Six Senses New York is scheduled to open in 2020.
Price available on request | sixsenses.com
Mandarin Oriental Manhattan
Mandarin Oriental’s reputation for luxury and comfort transcends borders, and its Manhattan hotel is no exception. The five-star hotel offers unbeatable views of the skyline, while its urban spa creates a peaceful haven for rest and relaxation in the middle of the city centre. Spa treatments are tailored for individuals to help you get the most of your pampering session, and four-hour Urban Serenity packages are inclusive of an 80-minute DigitalEscape retreat, 50-minute yoga or meditation session and a nutritious bento meal.
Frequented by the likes of Richard Gere, Sanctuary is a warm and welcoming space in New York’s Lower East Side. Affiliated with the Bhakti Centre, Sanctuary focuses on restorative meditation for tired travellers. Sanctuary prides itself on creating a sense of community for its guests and students. Accommodation options include queen studios, while some boast spacious terraces. Retreats range from yoga to those focused on spirituality and sacred literature.