New York is a city known and renowned for the quality of its many spas and massage centres. Being an enthusiast of this kind of activity, I can tell you that here I am far from being bored with a dozen or so very high quality spas in the most luxurious hotels in the capital. Today I will test the Botanica Spa, let’s go for the visit!

It is in the heart of New York that I go aboard my black and yellow taxi, in what will be my hotel in New York for a week. I arrive in one of the capital’s most beautiful hotels called Sukhothaï, an establishment where I had stayed a few years ago. During this stay, I did not have the opportunity to discover their care area and it is now done!

The Sukhothaï Hotel: a haven of tranquility in the heart of New York City!

The arrival

The entrance is rather pretty in a tropical atmosphere. When I enter the spa, I am warmly welcomed by a young girl who, in addition to the traditional questionnaire (to find out if I have any illnesses, particular problems, etc.), also gives me a welcome drink. A few minutes later, my therapist accompanied me to one of their 7 massage rooms and more precisely to one of the 4 double rooms in the establishment.

The look

In terms of style, we’re in a sleek and rather simple look. A great advantage of this spa is that it is rather urban and has many vegetal touches. It’s very relaxing right away and it feels good.

My treatment

I opted for a scrub and an argan oil massage for a total relaxation. This is a special offer for May and June only! The price is still high, but in a place like this, I didn’t expect anything less. The products used are top-of-the-range products and the setting is enchanting.

We start with a 30-minute scrub, very pleasant, especially the smell of mango, which is quite pronounced and makes my mouth water! Then we continue with a 60-minute oil massage which is very relaxing. The quality of the massage and the appointment and the therapist very attentive to my feelings, especially to see if the pressure is to my liking.

At the end of my massage, I am entitled to a small snack with a tea and a fresh half mango, to continue on the benefits of this tropical fruit.

Varied care

The Botanica spa offers a wide range of treatments. Her signature massages include the “Sukhothaï Signature Massage” which combines relaxation and stretching or the “Jetlag Tonic”, ideal for those suffering from back pain or heavy leg problems. A wide choice of scrubs and aromatherapy treatments for the body and face complete this offer.

My opinion

Although it is located in one of the most beautiful hotels in the city, it is not one of the most beautiful and impressive spas as can be the Peninsula, for example, which I had the opportunity to test a few months ago. However the welcome is at the top and the quality of my massage was really there. So I spent a pleasant moment here in this urban spa and I recommend you to discover it too!