THE SPA AT MAN­DARIN ORI­EN­TAL

Qantas - - QSTYLE. - VANESSA LAWRENCE

Nowhere is an oa­sis of calm more needed than in one of the world’s busiest cities. From the mo­ment you step in­side this five-star ho­tel’s award-win­ning spa (man­darin ori­en­tal.com), the crowds, con­ges­tion and con­stant car horns 34 floors be­low feel miles away. Take in un­in­ter­rupted views of Cen­tral Park and the Hud­son River through floorto-ceil­ing win­dows in the sprawl­ing space, which has six treat­ment rooms – with pri­vate show­ers, amethyst crys­tal steam cham­bers and gen­der-spe­cific plunge pools – and an Ori­en­tal Tea Lounge to re­lax in sip­ping a herbal in­fu­sion. As you’d ex­pect from a Man­darin Ori­en­tal, the spa menu fea­tures a dash of the Far East: Ayurvedic skin and body treat­ments; ther­a­peu­tic mas­sages; chakra balanc­ing; acu­pres­sure; and a jet­lag-bust­ing Ori­en­tal Har­mony mas­sage that has two ther­a­pists work­ing on your body in per­fect uni­son. Guests are en­cour­aged to book a 90-minute ap­point­ment then de­cide on the ideal mix of treat­ments in a pre-ther­apy con­sul­ta­tion. Who said New York has to be ex­haust­ing?

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