Don’t forget your swimsuit! 👙👙
BY JILL FERGUS
SEP 3, 2018
Wall Street Bath & Spa — Financial District
This Russian spa, a modern facility modeled after an Old World bathhouse, not only has a large pool (day passes are $45), but it also has a hot tub, a cold-plunge pool, a steam room, and several saunas, so you can definitely make an afternoon of it. After a morning of pounding the pavement checking out nearby sites like Battery Park and Trinity Church, a spell in this downtown spa is the perfect tonic.
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Baccarat Hotel — Midtown
The Baccarat Hotel is owned by the French crystal brand, so you can expect swanky interior spaces, like the Grand Salon outfitted with hand-cut crystal chandeliers. Even the 50-foot indoor swimming pool is glamorous — the bottom is black-and-white checkered marble, and the day beds evoke the south of France. With all this finery, it’s no surprise that Baccarat made the list of priciest hotels in NYC!
Asphalt Green — Upper East Side
The Asphalt Green has an Olympic-sized pool and a full array of aquatic offerings, including swimming lessons for kids and adults, private lessons, exercise classes, water polo, and more. While many join Asphalt Green on a membership basis (there’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center), non-members can access the pool via a day rate of $35. There’s also a branch with a pool in Battery Park City.
The Greenwich Hotel — Tribeca
Celebrities have been known to frequent the Robert De Niro-owned Greenwich Hotel, so you never know who might be swimming laps beside you in the indoor pool on the hotel’s top floor. Located within the Japanese-style Shibui Spa, this indoor pool is a tranquil spot for a dip after a shiatsu massage.
Parker New York — Midtown
One of the top indoor swimming pools in NYC can be found on the 42nd floor of Parker New York on 56th Street. Expect floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park and surrounding skyscrapers, and an outdoor deck for sunning. You can also have lunch, perhaps a pizza or a BLT, delivered to your lounge chair.
Mandarin Oriental — Columbus Circle
The Mandarin Oriental, within the Time Warner Center, has long been known as having one of NYC’s top spas. This Zen-inspired haven with skyline panoramas has six treatment rooms, plus two VIP suites, steam and sauna rooms, and a 75-foot indoor swimming pool in a sky-high space flooded with natural light.
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown — Financial District
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, just two blocks from the World Trade Center, has suites with killer skyline views and a branch of CUT by Wolfgang Puck. But for many visitors, the biggest perk is the 75-foot-long indoor swimming pool. After a few laps, wrap yourself in a plush robe and relax on one of the comfy chaises.
Sportspark — Roosevelt Island
If you haven’t yet visited Roosevelt Island, hop on the tram in midtown for the 5-minute ride to this historic NYC island in the East River. Its Sportspark facility has a six-lane swimming pool, and it features stadium-style seating (day passes are super cheap — just $5!). When you’re done, head to the river to snap a few photos of the Manhattan skyline.
Park Hyatt New York — Midtown
Located on the 25th floor of the 90-story One57 condo tower, the Park Hyatt has upscale rooms, the Living Room lounge for all-day dining, and a beautiful indoor lap pool that features — in a nod to nearby Carnegie Hall — underwater speakers playing classical music. Spa Nalai and the fitness center are steps away.
The Peninsula — Midtown
In the heart of the Fifth Avenue retail district, The Peninsula is a peaceful refuge among the hordes of tourists, office workers, and shoppers. Its indoor swimming pool, just one floor above the spa on the 21st floor, is the perfect place to get away from it all. After your swim, have a cocktail in the Salon de Ning rooftop bar.
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge — Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn’s downtown area is on the rise, and the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge is a big part of that. The hotel is minutes from the iconic pedestrian walkway and hipster nabes like Dumbo. After a day of sightseeing, cool off in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool, located in the fitness center, which also has a whirlpool and sauna.
The Marmara Park Avenue — Midtown
The Marmara Park Avenue, a hotel that offers short- and long-term stays (fans of The Real Housewives of New York likely know that cast member Tinsley Mortimer is currently living here). She and other guests no doubt appreciate perks like the the indoor swimming pool, traditional Turkish hammam, spa, and gym — not to mention the brand-new Blue Rooftop cocktail lounge.
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