The new Four Seasons Hotel Downtown dazzles with its extravagant spa.
Designed by Yabu Pushelberg in an earth-toned color palette with white Italian travertine floors, white tay wood walls and a showpiece black and white marble front desk, the inviting, light-filled space provides a respite from the concrete jungle outside. This is the only spa in downtown New York City with an outdoor terrace offering city views—during warmer months, the private 600-square-foot balcony features a meditation lounge for guests awaiting appointments. An indoor relaxation room serves light snacks and beverages, such as freshly pressed juices and kombucha created by hotel chef Shaun Acosta.
Director of Spa Tara Cruz explains, “We create customizable experiences for locals and well-traveled guests alike. Management really took the time to carefully plan the spa from the very beginning and make it a special entity, rather than an afterthought.”
The Four Seasons has a robust social media program, but connecting with local businesses and residents remains a priority for the spa, and word of mouth from friends and colleagues is another essential component. “The New York downtown neighborhood is a tight-knit scene,” says Cruz. “As a native New Yorker, I understand that every business in this area—from the smallest yoga studio to the largest international organization—is a potential client.”