The Chatwal Spa by Kashwére
130 W. 44th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-764-6200
This Eastern-inspired spa, located in the recently opened Chatwal Hotel in Times Square, offers a number of treatments to combat winter’s harsh effects, like the 80-minute Chypre Body Bask ($235), which begins with full-body exfoliation followed by a heated wrap and scalp massage with hot oils.
67 Greene St., nr. Spring St., Ste. 2; 212-219-2806
Vidal Sassoon alum Koby Ben Yaacov opened this 2,200-square-foot salon in the heart of Soho in May, where blowouts (from $75) come with a comprehensive head and shoulder massage. For a finishing sheen, stylists use the coveted MoroccanOil product line.
Hands & Feet
112 Reade St., nr. W. Broadway, second fl.; 212-406-1010
This soon-to-be-open nail salon in Tribeca from fashion industry vets Nadine Ferber and Adair Ilyinski will offer “luxe” mani and pedi options ($40–$45), which include hydrating hand and foot wraps and a lengthy massage. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to prereserve an appointment in advance of the December 15 opening.
Yoga Vida NYC
99 University Pl., nr. 12th St., sixth fl.; 212-995-5553
Teacher-student duo Hilaria Thomas and Michael Patton opened this budget-friendly West Village yoga studio at the beginning of the year. Thomas’s vigorous 65-minute Vinyasa classes ($10 for drop-ins, $5 for students), complete with an extensive abs sequence, leave students blissed out by the end.
The Spa at Trump Soho
246 Spring St., at Varick St.; 212-842-5505
In addition to their signature Hammam treatments (a Moroccan/Turkish bathing ritual, pictured above), the recently opened Spa at Trump Soho offers a few treatments exclusively for men. An ideal gift for the guy who enjoys a bit of pampering, the Recovery Facial ($150) incorporates a shiatsu-inspired face and shoulder massage, as well as facial-hair grooming.
Gift certificates are available at all venues.