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Manhattanites will only have to wait two more months before Spa Castle Premier 57 arrives at 115 East 57th Street, bringing with it a roof deck, a swim-up bar, and zero children whatsoever—Gothamist reports that the entire location will ban kids under the age of 16.
The three-story spa, slated to open in November, is already offering relaxation junkies pre-sale tickets for $50, (normally $65)—a price hike from the mammoth Spa Castle in Queens, which costs $40 on weekdays and $50 on the weekend.
The "Aqua Bar" isn't the only snack-related perk: In between facials and sauna sessions, spa-goers can munch on homemade mochi, acai bowls, bento boxes, visit an in-spa wine bar, or—because this is Manhattan, after all—pick up a coffee at Spa Castle's Starbucks.
As for other, non-alcoholic hydrotherapy, there's a Hinoki bath, a dream bath (touted as a full body massage in an "underwater lounge") a foot bath and a mysterious-sounding 'Events Tub.'
But if you're going strictly for business (i.e. professional relaxation), Spa Castle Premier specializes in reflexology, Korean body scrubs, and beauty treatments. In Sauna Valley, you'll find six different kinds of saunas, including infared, gold, chromotherapy, and "ice igloo" varieties.
And if you're really into spa culture, the men's and women's water lounges stay true to traditional practices by banning clothing of any kind. Inside the gender-segregated pools, jets blast thermal waters in alternating hot and cold streams, which help tighten skin and pores, build immunity and fight cellulite. Two more months, guys. We'll get through this together.
· A Tantalizing First Look at the New Manhattan Spa Castle [Gothamist]
· It's Happening: Manhattan Is Getting Its Own Spa Castle [Racked NY]