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Aire Ancient Baths

Where: New York City, New York

Built in 1883 and housed in a former textile factory, is a moody subterranean space. Peacefully lit with soft candle glow and Moorish lanterns, the spa blends ancient bathing traditions from the Greek, Roman, and Ottoman empires. Alternate between four pools ranging from a toasty 102 degrees to a chilly 50 degrees. A welcoming eucalyptus-infused steam opens your pores in anticipation of the mineral-rich salt pool. Bring your swimsuit; obligatory sandals are provided.

Insider Tip: Consider splurging on the 210-minute ritual of a 4-handed massage (two therapists), and try the thermal bath infused with red wine, cava, citrus, or olive oil.

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor's

10 Best New Spas in North America

The holiday madness is over and it's time to recharge. We recommend seeking out a tranquil massage, rejuvenating body wrap, or glowing facial at one of our favorite new and revamped spas around North America, which have opened or undergone stunning renovations during the past 18 months. From city retreats in New York and San Francisco to country getaways in Virginia and Arizona, these 10 notable spas are sure to help you refresh for a happy and healthy new year. 

By Kate Donnelly