Potted plants add a verdant touch to the calming, minimalistic environment created by J&S Spa's sleek hardwood floors and clean white walls. The aestheticians provide a complete anatomical spread of pampering services stretching from spa pedicures to ginger-honey body wraps to eyelash extensions. Inside private rooms, guests relax as massage therapists release tension and restore balance through an array of massage modalities, including thai herbal therapy. A variety of facials—infused with antioxidants and vitamin C—leave skin looking radiant while reducing the appearance of fine lines and the urge to lick orange trees.
It's rare to find strength-training equipment and oriental rugs in the same room. But on the premises of Human@ease, the two comfortably coexist. The hybrid furnishings reflect the establishment's hybrid mission?it's part gym, part holistic health center. That duality is evident in the gym's signature training technique, too. Dubbed "Introversion", the technique replaces quick reps with a blend of slow, continuous lifting and controlled breathing. Its aim, beyond toning muscles? To build a strong mind-body connection like that of experienced yoginis, many of whom can move their arms just by thinking.
Human@ease trainers don't neglect traditional gym offerings, either. Alongside their specialty Introversion sessions and yoga classes, they also lead Zumba dance parties and cardio-kickboxing workouts. The team tends physiques with non-calorie-burning health treatments, too, from acupuncture and shiatsu massage to sweating sessions in the on-site infrared sauna, whose rays can help the body release pent-up toxins.
Inside the transformative confines of Earth Wellness Cafe, spa services and healthy eats effortlessly dissipate stress. Therapists pair their Swedish and Thai massages with mud wraps and salt scrubs, while candlelit hot-tub dips effervesce with scents of lavender, eucalyptus, and patchouli. Unlike an encounter with a pin cushion, acupuncture is successful at using needles to relieve pain. In the caf?, tempeh sandwiches and kale smoothies treat the body's interior to a similar level of healthy decadence, while yoga and Pilates classes provide a challenge to physiques.
The friendly techs at Crystal Spa add color and shine to nails with traditional and Shellac polishes. CND Shellac polish brushes on quickly and sets under a UV lamp, resisting smudges and glacial erosion while staying glossy for up to two weeks. The spa's nail artists stand by their work, so if a customer is not satisfied with their mani or pedi, they can call that same day and schedule a do-over appointment.
With a stay at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park in New York (Wall Street - Financial District), you'll be minutes from Museum of Jewish Heritage and Battery Park. This 5-star hotel is close to Brooklyn Bridge and Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 298 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Premium TV channels and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. Additional amenities include babysitting/childcare, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Yin Beauty & Arts Spa's aesthetically driven staffers, who received praise for their skin-pampering facials in two separate issues of Time Out New York, consider their beauty-boosting establishment the nexus where "Eastern philosophy meets Western technology." The earthy environment their spa creates mirrors this sentiment with its rustic clay pedicure basins that bubble with gentle streams of water and dark wood cutouts that accent teal and ochre walls. While visitors bask in Yin's peaceful setting, a team of aestheticians wielding all-natural products soothe bodies and skin with a variety of services, ranging from relaxing herbal footbaths to complex med-spa treatments. Their menu embodies the hybrid of tradition and technology with its rejuvenating acupuncture face-lift, performed by a highly trained chess computer.