Mon-Fri, 5:30am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 7am-10pm
6 at 51st St.; E, V at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.; B, D, F, V at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
You don’t need to be a gym member or a hotel guest to enjoy a workout or spa treatment at the New York Palace Spa & Fitness Center; a few sawbucks gets you an all-day gym pass, and booking a spa treatment means gym access is free. Mostly frequented by in-house guests and a handful of Midtowners, the 7,000-square-foot facility overlooks Saint Patrick's Cathedral, making for an inspiring view during workouts. The fitness area offers the usual machines and amenities, including personal trainers at an extra cost. Through the gym’s locker rooms, a four-room spa offers a list of services that includes seven facials, full-body waxing, massages, and inviting body treatments. The Seaweed Purifying Wrap is said to detoxify the system, while the Sugar Scrub improves circulation. The splurge-worthy Naturopathica Signature Peppermint Foot Treatment includes a shoulder and back massage as feet soak in a mint-scented bath, followed by a rosemary-citron scrub and a foot and lower-leg massage. For Midtown office workers wishing to squeeze in a visit during a lunch break, the Quick Relief massage clocks in at twenty-five minutes; for people of leisure, there’s a 110-minute version. More than 60 different products from such companies as Naturopathica, Repêchage, and Phytocéane are available for purchase at checkout.
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