Hidden behind one of TriBeCa's impressively elegant wrought iron facades, AIRE Ancient Baths is an address that truly insists you come in and relax. Though from the outside, it is difficult to imagine that the basement of this chic spa contains a series of baths and pools dug deep into the ground.
Throughout the vast space, candles illuminate the exposed brick walls and give the impression of being in an underground Roman gallery. The choice of fluorescent blue baths is huge. Hot water, ice water, you can move from one to another for an invigorating sensation. The bubbling water pool attracts and retains the less adventurous. And yet, the bubbles do not mess around! A narrow glass room contains the hammam (wet steam room). For those who like to be carried away, the saltwater bath guarantees total relaxation.
After enjoying the baths for a while, you can complete your relaxation session with a massage lasting from 15 minutes to an hour. Other treatments and services are proposed such as a wine bath, milk bath or four-handed massage. The establishment ensures the tranquility of the spa by welcoming a limited number of bathers per hour. Allow $138 for access to all pools followed by a thirty-minute massage.