Mon-Thu, 5:30am-11pm; Fri, 5:30am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 8am-9pm
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.; F, V at 14th St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Created for those who believe a true urban getaway should include wireless Internet, CNN, and double espressos, the spa at this state-of-the-art fitness facility comes with amenities that appeal to action-oriented clients. From a minimalist, eggshell-white entry space, guests follow a chain-mail curtain to the locker room, where they gain access to Clay’s ultra-luxe inner sanctum. Four dry saunas provide a semi-private area to detoxify, while two separate relaxation rooms are set up to indulge both media-minded multi-taskers and those who want to unplug in blissful silence. (Spa-goers must purchase a day-pass to use the gym, but saunas and relaxation rooms are included in the cost of treatments.) Thanks to its small but erudite staff and its from-the-inside-out fitness philosophy, the spa delivers services that rival those of larger establishments. Back facials are critical derma-therapy for those who sweat it out during workouts. Treatments fall under categories like Healing, Purifying, and Pampering, and utilize Sonya Dakar's product line. While acupuncture, microdermabrasion, waxing, and body polishing are all offered, the custom massages shouldn’t be missed: Administered in sync with a proprietary mix of ambient tunes, the therapists spin away tension with the all the mastery of professional DJs.Extra
An on-site concierge can take care of VIP business for you by making dinner reservations or ordering flowers while you’re otherwise occupied.
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.