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Sunpoint Retreat

344 E. 63rd St., New York, NY 10021 40.762472 -73.961141
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-319-5805 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Spa, Tanning Salon
  • Services: Manicure/Pedicure, Skincare & Facials, Waxing
Photo by Carla Ray Thompson

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Mon-Fri, 9am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.

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American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Late-Night


German transplant Heike Muschik originally opened Sunpoint as a 30-bed tanning facility, in 1999, betting that the fake-and-bake craze taking off in her native country would surely translate to pasty Manhattanites. She didn’t count on the fact that most New Yorkers try to keep their tanning-salon visits as clandestine as possible, and consequently, her word-of-mouth referrals were nil. A year later, she transformed half the space into a full-service spa offering massage, skin care, and mani-pedis but kept a wing of tanning beds—including seven different intensity levels and one stand-up spray-tan booth—for more dedicated bronzers. The streamlined 3,500-square-foot storefront space is well trafficked by nurses (from nearby Memorial Sloan-Kettering) drawn by the express hand and foot treatments after particularly grueling shifts, but it’s the Kanreki facial that brings loyalists from across the park. Using the Japanese-inspired, seawater-based product line C’watre Kanreki (Sunpoint is its only area provider), the facial harnesses seawater’s trace minerals and amino acids to detox, firm, and purify all skin types.