A stay at JW Marriott Essex House New York places you in the heart of New York, walking distance from Carnegie Hall and Museum of Arts and Design. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Broadway and Times Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 509 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and safes, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.
Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/café serving guests of JW Marriott Essex House New York. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Though they call it a Russian sauna, it looks a lot more like a fortress. Thick, rough-hewn cedar planks line the walls and benches that make up the seating area, and 16 tons of small boulders make up the rest of the wall. Aside from adding an earthy ambiance, all those geological trappings soak up heat during the evenings when they are warmed, and fill the sauna with intense heat during the day.
The sauna is part of Wall Street Bath & Spa 88’s Old World-inspired bathhouse, which New York Magazine described as a visit to “Russia by way of Fulton Street.” Though the Russian sauna is the centerpiece, the orbiting sweat lodges are equally impressive. There’s an Old American shvitz, a modern infrared sauna, and eucalyptus steam room. To keep guests from overheating, the spa houses a full-size swimming pool and a cold-plunge pool chilled to an eye-opening 52 degrees, the same temperature at which bread will never bake. General day-passes grant unlimited use of most of these coed facilities, but guests can upgrade to VIP access and take advantage of a lounge with a private Jacuzzi, plasma televisions, and a pool table.
There is also a spa, where practitioners perform six types of massage in rooms reminiscent of the bathhouse areas. Behind arched wooden doors, large stone tiles cover the floor and mirrors framed with rocks hang from the wall. Some of the spa services can be arranged in the bathhouse facilities—body scrubs are enhanced in the steam room, and platza is done in the Russian sauna, a detoxifying treatment that involves sweeping the body with oak leaves steeped in aromatic water. All guests can refuel in the onsite bistro, Restaurant Matryoshka, where chefs prepare Russian dishes such as Siberian pelmeni and bartenders pour a selection of infused vodkas.
The Ridgefield Salon & Spa's owner, Darcey Wulkan, is also a licensed massage therapist and certified aesthetician and has been a local beautifying presence in Fairfield County for more than 17 years. Along with her staff, Darcey provides a suite of aesthetic services ranging from basic to downright indulgent—encompassing everything from classic mani-pedis and full-body waxing to decadent facials built around ingredients such as 24-karat liquid gold, caviar extract, and diamond dust. The newly remodeled spa features two pedicure chairs, complete with shiatsu massage jets, to make it even easier to schedule mani-pedis with the a friend. Massage therapists knead out knots in a private treatment room, where cocoa-colored walls and tranquil black-and-white photos of nature lend a relaxing aura akin to watching Yanni do yoga.
Captained by owner-director and licensed aesthetician Carole Lea Burns, the certified staff at Skin Laser Rejuvenation helps wind back time with high-powered medical cosmetic procedures. Specializing in laser hair removal, Skin Laser Rejuvenation uses advanced Lumenis LightSheer Diode technology to reduce the appearance of unwanted body fuzz. Effective on those with darker skin tones, tanned skin, and hermit-crab shells, the Diode system is an advanced laser that touts the ability to treat all skin types. For skin-related issues, the center's medical-grade intense pulsed light therapy treats sun-damaged skin and fights broken capillaries and has been named a W magazine editors' beauty pick. Through Carole's 18 years of skincare experience, she's also earned fans from Manhattan Magazine, Vogue, and New York Magazine, which have lauded her for top-notch skincare and laser hair removal. The selection of facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels, as well as Botox and Juvéderm injections, help to soften wrinkles and fine lines.
Time Out New York writer Laura Lanz-Frolio initially considered the cascading flowers and pink lighting inside Supple Spa’s sunset room somewhat kitschy. That all changed once her massage started. “None of this will matter once you’re facedown on the massage tables, covered in actual rose petals,” she wrote in her 2011 review of the city’s best couples-massage rooms. Each of the spa’s five treatment rooms feature a romantic theme––one resembles a Parisian terrace, while another looks exactly like Fabio––and folding partitions crinkle to reveal a second massage bed so that pairs can indulge together.
Supple Spa’s other services––facials, body scrubs, rose-infused bathwater soaks––garner equal praise from publications including New York Magazine. As they pull high-quality Dermalogica products, the spa’s technicians uphold their self-set level of opulence, which falls just shy of outfitting each client with a scepter. Supple’s confines, though decorated for couple’s retreats, also host spa parties for up to 10 guests.
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.