For spa lovers, a vacation just isn't a vacation without some regimented relaxation, especially in New York, where the grit and grime can really get under your skin -- both literally and figuratively. These Midtown East hotels have some of the best spas in the city.
The W New York houses one of the city's most popular spas, Bliss, which originated in New York but has now expanded into franchises all over the world (usually in conjunction with W Hotels). Located on the hotel's fourth floor, this brightly lit spa with cloud-covered walls and a happy blue color scheme has an extensive menu of available treatments. Compared to other luxury hotel spas, the prices are reasonable -- manicures start at $25, massages at $70, and waxes at $15. There is also a Bliss boutique on the first floor of the hotel, and all guests receive complimentary Bliss toiletries.
The 14,000-square-foot Guerlain Spa -- one of two in the U.S., the other being at the posh Regent Bal Harbour hotel in Miami -- opened in September 2008 and offers a wide range of luxurious treatments using the Guerlain brand's signature products. Most spa treatments (including those tailored for men) cost $300 to $500, but the highest of the high-end experiences is the $2,175 Sublime Deluxe transforming day experience, which lasts seven hours and 45 minutes.