A Journey for the Senses Awaits at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York

13th Apr 2004

The 14,500-square-foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental provides the ultimate urban oasis.  Enveloped in the Spa’s tranquil, meditative setting, guests embark on a sublime journey toward relaxation, lead by therapists using holistic rejuvenation techniques complemented by Asian-based rituals.  The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York offers hotel guests and day-spa users a harmonious place of well-being, reaching far beyond the traditional spa experience.  The Spa is professionally staffed and managed by Mandarin Oriental. A Complete Journey of the Senses

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York transports guests into another world - a tranquil place focused on relaxation and serenity.  Personalized treatments or “journeys” are booked in blocks of time called TIME RITUALS with a two-hour minimum required.  (Hotel guests may book one-hour blocks.) 

Designed to restore one’s natural state of equilibrium, The Spa’s TIME RITUALS are performed in harmonious stages: Welcome, Purify, Nurture, Balance and Bliss. The amount of time booked determines how many phases can be experienced, and to what extent.  Each journey provides a peaceful passage calling upon the ancient traditions and techniques of Chinese, Ayurvedic, European, Balinese and Thai cultures.

The Mandarin Oriental Spa experience begins in the Tea Lounge where guests meet with a Spa Concierge who assesses their needs and develop an individual treatment program.  In the changing rooms, a selection of luxury personal amenities is provided in preparation for their treatments.

Guests are encouraged to arrive a minimum of 40 minutes prior to their scheduled treatment and fully immerse themselves in an oasis of heat and water:  the crystal steam room, blending heat and water through a delicately lit amethyst, and the vitality pool, where guests lie in hot mineral water on a suspended cushion of air while being gently massaged by hydrotherapy body jets.

After enjoying the water treatments, clients await their treatments in separate men’s and women’s Relaxation Lounges, where they can relax, read or meditate.  Each treatment commences with a soothing foot ritual during which the spa therapist assesses how the guest wishes to feel at the end of treatment and selects the appropriate aromatherapy oils to induce the desired effect.  The treatment then sequels into the individually tailored program.


At the conclusion of the treatment, guests are offered a complimentary choice of herbal or health beverages from the Tea Spa Collection and escorted back to the Relaxation Lounge.  Here, the subtle aroma of essential oils and therapeutic music helps maintain a deep meditative state, allowing the guest to float back to reality at their own leisurely pace.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York has been designed to reflect the exceptional levels of attention and standards of service intrinsic to Mandarin Oriental worldwide.  It complements Mandarin Oriental, New York’s luxurious guest accommodations and vibrant restaurant and bar - all of which have been designed with the ultimate luxury in mind.

Facilities include seven multifunctional rooms with personal shower facilities, vitality pools in separate men’s and women’s areas, crystal steam baths, multi-sensory fitness equipment, a 75-foot lap pool bathed in natural sunlight from floor-to-ceiling windows, his and hers Relaxation Lounges, an oriental-style Tea Lounge, and a private Spa Suite.

Design features of the spa include bamboo flooring, water features, natural stone, specially commissioned three-dimensional artwork, color therapy, slate flooring in wet areas, gold leaf millwork, Chinese furniture and Japanese rice paper window treatments. 

The first of its kind in New York, the 650-square-foot Spa Suite replicates a sumptuous oriental-style home with stunning views, fireplace, bath, dual massage beds and a special kang treatment bed used for shiatsu and Thai massage.


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