What comes to mind when you think about Governors Island? Former Colonial-era fort, current host of the Jazz Age Lawn Party and, er, future spa? It’s been rumored that one was coming to the island for years, but you guys, it’s actually happening!
Last night, Curbed announced that the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted Tuesday to approve the application by developers Quadratec and and The Colonnade Group to build a 78,000-square-foot day spa.
QC Terme—operates multiple facilities across Italy—will turn three of the historic military buildings into pamper havens, including saunas, an on-site restaurant and three outdoor pools (two are adjoined) for $60 to $70 per day (not including add-on treatments). Stefano Farsura, principal of the Colonnade Group, confirms that construction will begin in the first half of 2016 with an expected opening come summer 2017.
“It’s not going to be one of the super luxurious places that the city has plenty of,” said Farsura, “but it will have one of the best views in New York.”
We haven't been this excited since Spa Castle Premier 57! Here's what the day spa will look like.