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Best Adult Time-Out

  • Spa at Plaza Athénée

    37 E. 64th St., nr. Madison Ave. 212-606-4675

    There are times when an action-packed day is desirable. But there are others when a solo time-out is all but necessary. The new spa at Plaza Athénée hotel is the ideal spot for such an all-about-you escape. Each private suite comes with a dressing room, steam shower, and Zen treatment area. Though there are plans to open up to locals soon, à la carte treatments are limited to hotel guests for now. In the meantime, there’s a day package for respite-needy nonguests. Steep but perhaps worth it for a once-yearly splurge, the $700 price tag gets you all-day use of a Plaza Athénée guest room (with Sferra linens and movies on demand), plus a mani-pedi, massage, and body treatment or facial.

From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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