Hello! My name is Jana, I am a Senior Travel Consultant at New York Guest. I help people from all over the world plan their New York City getaways. I wanted to share with you a recent amazing experience I had here in my hometown. There are so many wonderful Spas in New York City, but by far the most relaxing and breathtaking that I had been to was the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
The entire spa visit was relaxing from head to toe – literally! I had the pleasure of experiencing this with my boyfriend after he won a visit to the spa and of course he took me along with him for some treatments! How lucky was I?! From the moment you enter the Mandarin Oriental, the soothing music and atmosphere totally transforms you into a calm, relaxed mood. This was extremely special as we had been walking around our wonderful city all day. Taking time to enjoy the sites and attractions of New York City is always a great time, but it was such a delight to know that New York also offers tranquil places to visit as well.
We were welcomed with delicious tea and a change of footwear. The slippers were very comfy and immediately soothed our feet from all of the walking we had done. After leaving the Tea Lounge we parted ways into our Massage rooms. They were lit with candles and the music was very relaxing. The entire room smelled of aromatherapy oils and my masseuse allowed me to choose the scent that I liked best. The service was absolutely amazing and transformed me into a very calm, relaxed state. It was fantastic! The hour-long service was just perfect.
After my Massage I was greeted by my Masseuse with a glass of water and whe then escorted me into the Spa Relaxation Room. There are full length windows that encompass the most spectacular views of the New York City. Looking out at the amazing view, it made me so proud to be a native New Yorker! In the Relaxation Room I was surrounded by other women who had also enjoyed many different spa services. We were talking, reading the provided magazines, enjoying fruit and RELAXING! The Chairs were long chaise lounges that curved to your body– so comfortable I wanted to take one home with me.
Upon my exit from the Relaxation Room I entered the Amethyst Crystal Steam Room and the Vitality Pool. When I was ready to end my spa session, I was reunited with my boyfriend. We were so relaxed and ready for the romantic dinner ahead of us! It was one of my favorite New York City experiences ever and I highly recommend it!
I would love to help you plan your own New York City spa experience on your next trip to the city! Having been to many of the area hotels and day spas, I have a great sense of what’s available and what’s worth the splurge (like the Mandarin Oriental) of taking time during a busy trip to pamper oneself. Just give me a call at (212) 302-4019 or email me at JUrban@newyorkguest.com.