New York’s Cornelia Day Resort (no mere day spa) was very 2006: full of go-go excesses like attendants who rubbed guests’ hands and feet during facials—little wonder it didn’t survive 2009. Last summer, the brand partnered with The Surrey hotel to open Cornelia Spa at The Surrey, a toned-down, more intimate outpost. Each treatment room has a shower and dressing area with white tiles; gauzy curtains separate the chaises in the relaxation library, which features a selection of (mostly) Taschen books. One of the new standouts on the revamped menu is the Reparative Caviar and Oxygen Quench facial ($325); ask for therapist Robin Berger. But this is still a pampering kind of place: Guests are given a nourishing delicacy (caviar and crème fraîche on toast for the facial) and beverage (pomegranate tea or—why not?—Prosecco) after treatments. At 20 E. 76th St.; 646-358-3600; corneliaspaatthesurrey.com.
Cornelia Spa at The Surrey
Courtesy The Surrey
The revamped spa introduced its new outpost last summer.