The luxurious La Prairie Spa tucked inside the Ritz-Carlton is good enough to lure hard to please, native New Yorkers looking for high end treatments as well as the discerning European and American travelers who are guests in the hotel.
The spa itself looks and feels like an exclusive, old fashioned country club. All guests are greeted by name and most any request is met with a smile. Your relaxation and pleasure are paramount and met throughout with thoughtful little touches like heated chairs and tables, and complimentary neck and shoulder rubs whenever possible. The women's quarters are a series of small plush rooms and include a steam room and showers, plentiful amenities, and large lockers with jewelry boxes. The men’s area is just clubby enough to make the gentlemen's experience feel more old school boys club than a posh spa.
Facials include gentle cleaning, exfoliation and hydration. The ultimate indulgence is their premier facial, the White Caviar Illuminating Facial ($1,000/90 mins). Other offerings include the Signature Facial ($220/60 mins or $280/90 mins), the Anti-Aging Facial ($220/60 mins), and the Refining Microdermabrasian Facial ($300/60 mins).
Of course there is no need to exert yourself. In-room indulgences include couples or solo massage, as well as manicures/pedicures.
Facials from $220 to $1,000.
Manicures from $60, pedicures $100. In-room manicure is $80, pedicure $120.
Bikini wax is $55, brazilian $95, full leg $95, underarm $40.