Today in oh-hells-yes news: Queens’ famous Korean megaspa has officially opened a Manhattan outpost.
Welcome Spa Castle Premier 57.
Here’s what to expect:
There are no screaming toddlers. Unlike the original College Point spot, no one under the age of 16 is allowed. So it’s less of a family water park and more of a kids-free place to get zen.
The roof deck will have year-round pools. For now only the indoor portions of the spa (pools, saunas, treatment rooms, meditation areas) are complete, but come spring, you’ll be able to work out your kinks (via hydrotherapy jets) while staring off into the skyline.
You can sip cocktails in the pool. Because even classy grown-ups love a swim-up bar. (For afternoon latte cravings, there’s also an on-site Starbucks.)
You will see some naked folks. But only in the designated men’s and women’s lounges (where there are all-nude saunas and soaking tubs). Elsewhere, you’re required to wear the alarmingly unattractive uniform of gray pajama pants and a V-neck top atop your swimsuit (which we guess is better than seeing a bunch of banana hammocks).
$65 admission (excluding spa services, food and drinks); 115 E. 57th St. (at Lexington Ave.); 212-750-8800 or spacastleusa.com/57