spa - Peninsula Spa, New York, USA
Written by Gregg Henglein
Amid skyscrapers and lights along Manhattan’s famed 5th Avenue sits the Peninsula Spa by ESPA, overlooking it all in idyllic tranquillity.
Merging Asian, European, and Ayurvedic philosophies, ESPA’s approach is comprehensive, with a seamless flow that takes you from one relaxing endeavour to the next without the rushed feeling of some spas that counterproductively cram too much into your visit.
Warm and inviting chocolate brown, beige, and mahogany hues surround you throughout the journey, which begins in a heat experiences room – comprising an aromatherapy steam room, sauna, ice fountain, and experience shower.
Twelve treatment rooms, including a private spa suite, invite you to indulge in a host of offerings, including personalised therapist-designed holistic massages and the recently unveiled active peel facials. Subsequently, a relaxation room with an adjustable bed and your choice of music awaits so you can totally unwind.
Guests reserving more than two hours at the spa have use of the fitness centre and pool, each boasting panoramic views of the splendour of Manhattan that remind you excitement is still there for the taking – at your leisure!
Bump It Up
Travelling while pregnant can be difficult, particularly in busy Manhattan. The Peninsula makes it easier. The Spa now offers a Bump It Up Bliss pre-natal spa package. This includes three hour-long maternity massages, three half-hour pre-natal personal training sessions, and a copy of style author Amy Tara Koch’s best-selling pregnancy style book Bump It Up. You can even enjoy a ‘Preggo-tini’ by the pool.