La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Top 10 Spas in New York City
There’s something to be said for exclusivity and superior products. Both can be found at this hallowed haven within the wonderful The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Open to non-hotel guests, as well, La Prairie boasts a relaxation lounge, fitness center, men's and women's steam rooms and six treatment rooms. Its traditional décor, with plush fabrics, fine furnishings and elegant accessories, creates a peaceful ambiance. We had the pleasure of experiencing La Prairie’s Platinum Rare Facial (90 minutes; $420), which rehydrates and revitalizes and includes Cellular Serum Platinum Rare and cellular eye cream. While one anti-aging expert cleanses, mists, exfoliates, extracts, masks and rehydrates the face, another works on your hands and feet. Though this treatment is not a body massage, by the time the practitioners get to the scalp, décolleté, hands and feet…it feels just as good!