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Give Mom the gift of relaxation with packages from one of these NYC spas.

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The Red Door at the Chatwal Hotel
130 West 44th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-764-6200
Who wouldn't want to doze off after a day at this spa, featuring a manicure-and-pedicure studio, a saltwater lap pool, a Jacuzzi plunge pool and fitness center, and aromatherapy enhancements to any massage ($20). Luckily, it's attached to the Chatwal Hotel, which this May is launching its new in-room service feature, which, like a luxurious dream, means you don't have to leave your bed when getting your nails or hair done.

Shibui Spa at the Greenwich Hotel
377 Greenwich St., nr. N. Moore St.; 212-941-8900
Mom will feel like Hollywood royalty at this spa, located on the first floor of Robert DeNiro's Greenwich Hotel. It's recently added a personalized omakase massage, for 60, 90, or 120 minutes ($220-$400) and incorporating at Mom's whim everything from lymphatic drainage to Reiki to Thai massage. Also new is the restorative vinyasa flow yoga class ($40), and spiced juices, coconut waters, and yogurt lassis from Manjoor Estates ($12).

Spa Castle
131-10 11th Ave., nr. 131st St.; College Point, Queens; 718-939-6300
The behemoth wonderland in Queens is teaming up with the One Boutique Hotel for several packages celebrating Mom. The Mommy Dearest ($340) includes admission to the spa on a weekday, a 60-minute body massage, and a night in a king room with a complimentary bottle of Champagne. Opt for the "Mommy and Me" and double the treatments ($485), and upgrade to the "Royal Retreat" ($800) and have Mom feeling like the queen of, um, Queens with two Weekend Spa admissions, a night in the Grand Suite, and a couple's service.

Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at the Plaza Hotel
1 W. 58th St., 4th floor, at Fifth Ave.; 212-265-3182
If Mom likes her wine, she'll surely be into the Vinothérapie treatments at Caudalie Spa. The two-and-a-half-hour Mother's Day package begins with a facial, followed by a 30-minute reflexology massage and an hourlong Vinothérapie pedicure ($315), all using antioxidant products based on the benefits of the vine and the grape. But the day's not over when the treatments are; the locker room houses a steam room, and there's also an 800-foot wine bar attached to the spa, where Mom can pick up a complimentary glass of wine to round out the experience.

Great Jones Spa
29 Great Jones St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-505-3185
Hydrotherapy is the name of the game at Great Jones Spa, with its three-story indoor waterfall and subterranean wet lounge providing an environment of calm relaxation that Mom can enjoy without even booking a treatment. For just $50, she can hang out in the pool, sauna, steam room, and the tranquil relaxing room, open until late should she wanted some extended time to herself. However, if she's looking for pampering, facials use organic products from cult brands like Alkaitis and Naturopathica, while the body treatments coat, scrub, and wrap skin in natural ingredients like tropical nut oils, Moroccan mint tea, coffee, and wild-cherry-blossom rice.


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