Feel a million dollars by booking into these spas….
Phyto Universe: The Secret Beauty Garden
When in New York, there’s hardly a bad hair day in sight and we may have discovered why. Escaping the Manhattan buzz, immerse yourself in a tranquil world of natural and botanical beauty by Parisian hair care aficionados, Phyto. This scenic sanctuary features a breathtaking 3,000 square foot vertical garden, which houses 9,000 tropical plants to remind us of the brand’s philosophy. Spa guests enter a private cabana for a complimentary analysis using Phyto’s special ‘‘hair scope.’’ Once prescribed, professional hands begin their reparative treatment for stressed tresses, called The Thirst Quencher. Aromatic jojoba oil, sage and rosemary essential oils are massaged in to revive hair from the roots to the tips.
Spa at The Surrey: The New Beauty County
Not to be mistaken for being situated within the lush green borders outside of central London, this ultra-slick urban spa is in fact based in New York’s latest Upper East Side boutique hotel: The Surrey. Cleverly customised facial treatments using Darphin (such as the exclusive Rose and Pomegranate Age Reversal Facial) and Li’tya address various skin concerns. We love Li’tya’s Mala Mayi body rejuvenation experience, which involves two totally uninterrupted hours of traditional Australian Aboriginal inspired techniques. First, an Australian Desert Salt and Aromatic Oil scrub sloughs away your dead skin and then your therapist soothes your temples with an invigorating scalp massage. Your body is then cocooned in a layer of warm, mineral-rich Mapi Body Mud to give it a deep cleanse and your therapy is completed with an uplifting Kodo massage. The unique use of pressure-point therapy and rhythmical spiralling movements helps you to drift off into a dream-like realm.
The Peninsula Spa by ESPA: Rooftop Glamour
Fifth Avenue shoppers can embrace the beauty of both the city’s skyline and ESPA’s aromatherapy haven when visiting The Peninsula Hotel and its stunning rooftop bar, Salon de Ning. We have to agree with Forbes’ Five Star rating for the one day ‘‘Spa-cation’’ package, which equips you with everything you need for a proper respite: an ESPA treatment of your choice, delicious bento-box lunch, plus use of the spa’s facilities, including a glass enclosed swimming pool, outdoor sun terrace and daily yoga and core classes. If you’re seeking an intimate retreat for two, the Private Spa Suite boasts a shared experience with a large luxurious steam shower and double whirlpool bath.