- A Touch of Thai at Spa at the Mandarin Oriental
80 Columbus Circle, 212-805-8880
Standard luxe amenities (mountain-berry tea, gourmet snacks) and pretty gimmicks (orchids in the salt-lime soaking water) aside, this pedicure ($130) is a surprisingly functional process that takes each of the normal pedicure steps and multiplies it by a factor of two. Your cuticles are thoroughly moisturized before they’re trimmed, your calluses smoothed four ways by an obsessive pedicurist, and your legs receive not one but two massages. Best of all: No one is watching the clock to turn over your seat.