Spa services at home lure folks to luxury apartments



Spa-inspired amenities raising the bar for luxury apartment living. New services include massages, lifestyle advisers and climbing walls.

When Glenn Becker began hunting for a three-bedroom apartment for his family, he sought the typical luxuries that many developers now sandwich into space-challenged Manhattan condominiums: a gym. Miraval Living, shown in this rendering, will offer spa-inspired amenities when it opens later this year.

It offers spa-inspired amenities that raise the bar for luxury apartment living to a level normally found at A-list resorts.

Among the choices at Miraval, in addition to the usual gym niceties: a rock climbing wall; a health-food cafe; health consultations and workshops; lifestyle advisers; programs with doctors and other experts in integrative medicine, sleep, sex and nutrition; and spa services including facials, massages, scrubs and reflexology.

“It will feel like a vacation resort, while working and living in New York City,” he says.

At Miraval Living in New York, he will periodically offer workshops and lectures.

It’s healthy urban living,” says Weil, who is also involved with a Miraval resort in Costa Rica.

— Canyon Ranch, another high-end spa resort, is branching out with Canyon Ranch Living condos in Miami Beach, Florida, around year’s end, and in Chicago, Illinois, in 2011. — In Lower Manhattan, a condo called The Setai is set to open in early 2008 and likewise offers comprehensive resort amenities, including a 12,000-square-foot spa.
Full Article