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WORLD SPA is a 50,000-square-foot urban bathhouse featuring three floors of impeccably designed, traditional wellness treatments. The spa’s developers successfully delivered on their vision to bring authentic hydrothermal bathing circuits from all over the world under one roof, allowing local New Yorkers and tourists alike to experience the benefits of true traditional bathing circuits.

The spa opened to great fanfare in early 2023 and boasts one of the largest coed hydrothermal bathing areas in all of New York, offering authentic bathing practices from around the world: from Russian Banyas and traditional Finnish saunas to a European bathing circuit that boasts one of the first-ever snow rooms seen in the U.S., there’s also a salt inhalation room, a picture perfect infrared sauna, multiple Turkish and Moroccan hamams, Japan onsen pools and more.
Design for Leisure was tapped to lay the design foundation for the spa because BK Developers were looking for “an expert partner that could design something that has never been seen before in NYC.”

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