“Welcome to the Waldorf Astoria Spa,” beams Spa Director Jill Haidler. She knew we were coming and her team of technicians is more than ready to show us what they have to offer. At this premier spa destination you’ll find a delightfully doting staff, the finest French creams and exquisite services that you can’t find elsewhere in the city. This is not your average “day at the spa,” this is the ultimate indulgence. From the Mimosas to the magazines, attention is paid to every detail.
First on our agenda, the Waldorf Astoria Signature Manicure and Pedicure. “Your hands feel like soft velvet gloves when you’re finished. We use the Spa Ritual line, it’s a vegan, organic line. The polish stays on very long and there are a lot of colors to choose from,” says Haidler. For the pedicure, feet are treated to eighty minutes of massage, exfoliation and polish. “Our technicians are trained in reflexology so the massage in this pedicure is by far the best massage you’ll ever receive.”
Next, we splurge for the Four Hand Massage and Diamond Body Treatment which uses Carita Paris creams with real crushed diamonds and 14k gold. “There’s a scrub involved, a lotion and a wrap. When you’re done with the body treatment you feel so soft. Gold is a mineral that’s very nourishing to the body,” says Haidler.
The last and most luxurious service is the Diamond Facial, a two-hour treatment. Our ultimate spa day total comes to $1,500 including gratuity for over 7.5 hours of pure bliss. The price tag is not for the faint of heart, but the spa day divas willing to drop dough for diamond services. “The value for the experience you receive far surpasses the cost of the service,” ensures the Spa Director.
Did you know? The Roosevelt Hotel Waldorf Astoria Spa offers a locals discount of 20% off services Sunday through Thursday. Also, if you purchase a service from now until the end of summer, you’ll receive a free day pass to the pool.