The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is in the heart of New York, walking distance from Tiffany & Co. and Carnegie Hall. This 5-star hotel is close to Broadway and Times Square. n Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 259 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Premium TV channels and CD players 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 laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail. n Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, a sauna, and a steam room. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. n Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. 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. n Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
At eShave, experts specialize in men's shaving and grooming products that help customers look and feel good with natural, luxurious, and paraben-free products. eShave was founded by Danielle Malka, who first made inroads into the shaving business when she created a successful program to educate barbers in the UK. As the barbers' trade tips trickled down to consumers, her renown grew, and in 1996, she founded eShave to enhance the shaving experience through elegant razors, kits, and shaving creams devoid of the porcupine quills often found in competitors' products. Danielle still designs eShave's hand-sculpted, aesthetically unique razors, badger brushes, and shave stands, many of which have been featured in dozens of local and national health and lifestyle magazines.
At eShave's retail outlets, trained trimmers specialize in transforming masculine mugs from bushy to groomed with their signature barber services. Using the company's own products, its signature shaves begin with a relaxing hot-towel preparation and facial oil massage to open up the pores, followed by a hot lather to moisten and prepare skin for a close, comfortable shave or clever escape from pursuers. After coolly slicing bristles with a straight razor, a barber neatly wipes away all remaining evidence of his work and provides an aftershave moisturizer to prevent irritation and soothe nude jaws.
The Thai massage and facial treatments at Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa have received glowing praise from New York magazine and the New York Times, respectively, with the latter publication calling one of the salon's aestheticians “one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets.” A-list celebrities, including Penélope Cruz and Christy Turlington, visit to receive exfoliating treatments and in-depth facials with high-end products from Shiseido, qiora, and La Mer.
Founder Paul Labrecque treats his male and female clientele as friends and personally trains his staff in customer service and hand-to-hand combat against split ends. In addition to soothing skin during facials and microdermabrasion treatments, staffers massage muscles in eight different modalities. Their Eastern-inspired healing treatments, such as reiki and rolfing, honor the connection between the mind and body, and the salon and spa’s full list of services puts finishing touches on exteriors with haircare, makeup, and waxing, among other treatments. Each location hosts a separate, private men's salon that's part barbershop, part gentleman's club, and part knitting circle.
The New York Shaving Company ushers bristle-burdened males into smooth satisfaction through delicate, precise care from barbers boasting a minimum of five years experience. For the ultimate shave, these certified sharp-shavers begin with a preparatory hot towel and protective oil massage. Then, they make the first shaving pass, with the grain, followed by a second pass, against the grain. To infuse the epidermis with excellence, guests are then treated with an additional hot towel plus a replenishing shave mask, followed by yet another hot towel dipped in essential lemon oils. A final touch of rose water and moisturizer completes the 30-minute service, allowing water-wicking mugs to meander off in search of skin as soft as their own.
The upscale barbershop experience found at Bbraxton was conceived of and opened by Tony Award-nominated musical theater actress Brenda Braxton. The thespian opened her shop in Harlem in 2006 as a place for uptown gentleman to receive exceptional grooming in a professional environment. Hair and beard services include hot towel shaves, clipper shaves and fades, alongside more specific cuts as requested, including work on caring for and maintaining dreadlocks. Spa services inside the decidedly masculine environment, where pendant lighting illuminates cream-colored walls and swaths of dark wood, include facials, waxing, manicures and massages. The atmosphere is always lively and fun, much like a boy’s club, while professional staff members make sure to attend to any need.