Manhattan’s Equinox Hotels Is an Indulgent Respite From the Daily Grind

Guest rooms at Equinox Hotels serve as a tranquil retreat. Photos courtesy of Equinox Hotels

In the lobby of Equinox Hotels in Hudson Yards (from $700/night), the first lodging destination from the upscale fitness chain, attendants donning comfy athleisure will escort you to the 25th floor, where front-desk associates in sleek white blazers will check you in. The staff’s attire is emblematic of the hotel’s vibe — equal parts sporty and chic, with the high-end gym facilities you would expect, plus luxe accommodations and a tranquil spa.

Electric Lemon restaurant and bar serves healthy as well as indulgent fare and drinks.

Health-fueled indulgence is the concept here: Rooms (some of which overlook the Vessel, the landmark star of the new Hudson Yards development) are supplied with yoga accessories and a foam roller. Temperature-regulating, natural-fiber beds and automatic blackout shades practically guarantee a restorative night’s sleep. Bathrooms are stocked with morning and evening shower gels, infused with herbs to either stimulate or relax the body. In the soundproof accommodations, lounge around in a robe that resembles a sporty sweatshirt.

The hotel’s outdoor heated pool with views of the Vessel in Hudson Yards.

While most hotel gyms are often empty, you’ll find a packed house here. The Equinox Hudson Yards Club, the brand’s flagship club, is located on-premises, so toned Manhattanites and hotel members alike can take advantage of the group classes and indoor saltwater pool. At the spa, achieve the effects of three hours of sleep in 30 minutes via their exclusive Wave Table. For a vitamin boost, try an IV drip. Electric Lemon restaurant and bar offers mindful decadences, including crispy polenta fries, carrot cake mousse, and specialty cocktails. The 8,000 sq. ft. rooftop terrace boasts stellar city views.

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