Well... The geniuses behind Spa Castle must have realized that adults might enjoy this kind of destination, without kids! So, they took the endless rooms of themed saunas, the infrared beds, the jacuzzis, pools, and spa treatments, they upped the luxury factor 100-fold, built it right smack in the middle of midtown Manhattan, and they made it accessible for ages 16 and over. HOORAH!!! I recently got a personal tour of the facilities just before they officially opened to the public on December 15, 2015, so I am pleased to give you my photo tour of...
From the lobby, you'll make your way on to the locker room where you'll find a large locker (below left) and be given a uniform, slippers, and wristband which acts as a digital lock for the locker and as a credit card to pay for food, drinks (yes - they have plenty of alcohol and caffeine), spa treatments, etc. Everything in the entire facility is brand spanking new and top of the line, including gorgeous showers and cubicles for getting made up after your spa visit (below center). The locker room area also houses a sex-segregated hydrotherapy baths (below right; no clothing allowed)
LOCATION: 115 E 57th Street. Take the elevator to the lobby on the 8th floor; facility is located on floors 7, 8, and 9.
HOURS: Monday - Sunday, 9am - midnight. No reservations required to enter, but are recommended for spa treatments.
ADMISSION: $65 for a day pass; food, drink, and special treatments cost extra.