New York City is a special place any time of the year, but during the holidays it has a special character. Rockefeller Center’s tree, festive decor throughout town, and a snow-covered Central Park make this a unique vacation getaway. This season, with space and well-being still on top for most travelers, the new Equinox hotel in Hudson Yards is an attractive accommodation to choose for a December trip to New York City. Here are five reasons why you should book a stay at the Equinox Hotel this month.
1) Chic design
After almost two years of being locked away at home, taking a road trip to New York City might be the perfect thing to ring the holidays with a little glee, so why not stay somewhere just as important? The Equinox hotel in Hudson Yards features striking architectural details, including an imposing exterior, sleek dark tones throughout the interior, and modern minimalist rooms and suites. The whole hotel is ergonomically designed, everything from floor to ceiling windows, heated bathroom floors, relaxing colors and interesting light fixtures, creates a calming presence, which is what we all need at this time of year.
2) The Spa
Of course, being an Equinox property, the onsite wellness facilities will be top notch. Not only is there one of the best-equipped Equinox gyms on-site, but there is also a world-class spa available to guests. In addition to a spa treatment menu filled with things like a Gold Collagen Facial and Illuminating Body Treatment, technological treatments like cryotherapy are recommended for guests traveling for business and pleasure. After three minutes in the cryotherapy chamber, which drops to temperatures of around -150 degrees, you’ll leave relaxed, refreshed and recharged – talk about a treatment in a “New York Minute”! So even if you don’t have time to indulge in one of the luxurious 90 minute spa treatments, you can surely indulge yourself in a 3 minute burst!
And then, why not take a look at the famous outdoor pool, which aptly overlooks the other popular photo spot in Hudson Yards, the Vessel.
3) In-room wellness services
There is never a shortage of reasons not to go to the gym, which is why Equinox Hotels has thought of everything when it comes to the wellness facilities in the rooms. Each room is equipped with a yoga mat, elastic band and yoga blocks. Customers can also “rent” workout clothes, shoes and socks. So even if you left all your gear at home, you could take full advantage of all the on-site facilities in stylish Equinox branded clothing.
Hudson Yards is New York’s newest neighborhood and has all kinds of goodies. The boutiques at Hudson Yards are geared up for the holidays, so even if you’re just interested in window shopping, it’s worth a visit. And on the way back to the hotel, take a minute to admire the ship, which, while not open to visitors to climb it at this time, is certainly worth a quick photo or two to document your trip. in one of the coolest places in town right now.
5) New York City is back bigger and better than before
Last but not least, the Equinox Hotel is an ideal base for exploring all that New York City has to offer this holiday season. Take in breathtaking views of the entire city at the new Summit One Vanderbilt. This new attraction offers views of the Empire State Building, Central Park and the entire city from its mirrored observation decks. Guests also have the option of exiting onto two closed glass ledges located 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue, to climb the world’s largest exterior glass-floor elevator to the highest vantage point of Midtown or dine in the ‘Apres’ rooftop restaurant.
Then, head downtown for brunch at Amigo for a gourmet take on modern Mexican cuisine. The drinks are fantastically balanced, the dishes offer a clever combination of flavors, everything is cooked to perfection and made with fresh ingredients – you’ll want to taste the entire menu, you can’t go wrong here.
Finally, the magic of New York is alive and well, so savor your stay in the city that never sleeps with a little live jazz and cocktails in a place as New York as it gets: the Campbell in Grand Central Terminal. Every Saturday is a jazz night, and you can expect a live jazz trio at this historic bar.