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The Peninsula Spa by ESPA

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The Peninsula New York
700 Fifth Ave., 21st fl., New York, NY 10019 40.761641 -73.974967
at 55th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-903-3910 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Fitness/Yoga Studio, Gym/Health Club, Hair Salon, Spa
  • Services: Body Treatments, Hairstyling, Makeup Application, Manicure/Pedicure, Massage: Basic, Massage: Prenatal, Massage: Specialized, Personal Trainers, Reflexology, Skincare & Facials, Waxing, Yoga
Photo by Mark Wieland Photography / Courtesy of Penninsula Hotels

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Daily, 9am-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; F at 57th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Couples
  • Outdoor Space
  • Whirlpool/Wet Lounge


After a yearlong renovation, the opulent twelve-room spa on the 21st floor of the Peninsula reopened in January 2009. Designer Alexandra Champalimaud swathed the space in rich scarlet and earth tones, incorporating nature-inspired details: teak-tree sculptures, thronelike chairs in the pre-treatment tea lounge carved from salvaged acacia trees, and waterfall or tropical-rain shower settings (plus jets, for a welcome modern touch). The aromatherapy steam room and sauna in each changing room is tiled in gold, white, and brown stripes, with a basin of ice chips nearby for cooling down. The spa menu runs the gamut, from prenatal massage to a detoxifying algae foot mask. Sixty- and ninety-minute deep tissue, Swedish, Thai-inspired, and hot-stone massages incorporate a personalized blend of spicy, fresh, or floral oils, while the decadent two-hour massage ceremonies include extras like a raw-ginger foot scrub, marine-mud scalp treatment, or aromatic-linen body wrap. The popular 90-minute repairing facial uses plant oils and phyto-active extracts to rebalance city-ravaged skin, while specially tailored hour-long facials incorporate customized potions including meadowsweet, tea tree and white thyme oils, and plant extracts. Post-treatment, separate male and female relaxation rooms feature plush, semiprivate beds stocked with individual headphones and a self-controlled music selection, a stack of current magazines, and a spread of dried and fresh fruits, nuts, and coconut milk.

Fitness Center

Clients who book treatments for two hours or more gain access to the 42-foot pool and fitness center with sweeping views of Manhattan; the sun-drenched yoga studio is enclosed only by panes of glass.


This spa occupies three floors of the historic midtown hotel of the same name, replete with Finnish steam rooms, a fountain, and a glass-enclosed pool with spectacular city views, plus treatments that fuse Asian, Ayurvedic, and European methods. The Bride-to-Be package includes a salt-and-oil full-body exfoliation, followed by a massage and wrap ($610).

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