Need another reason to visit Governors Island this summer? Well, If the rolling hills, bike rentals, glamping site and, uh, multiple sheep weren’t enough of a draw to convince you to hop a ferry to the tiny island, this flashy new addition just might do it.
After over five years of planning, a new wellness spa is set to open on the island this summer across three historic Army Barrack buildings on the island. QC NY Spa, the first U.S. outpost of QC Terme Spas and Resorts, will have manicured grounds, outdoor thermal pools with some pretty enviable views of Manhattan, relaxation rooms, saunas and more. On top of the spa offerings, guests will be able to purchase massages, Italian food items and alcoholic beverages. Sign us up!
Tickets are finally available for entry dates on and after September 1.
“QC NY is the escape and pampering that New Yorkers have been waiting for. After years of planning, restoration, and building, we are so proud to bring this enchanting oasis to the city,” says Janine DiGioacchino, CEO of QC US. “We truly believe this opening couldn’t come at a better time. Now, more than ever, we all need and deserve mental and physical self-care and our guests can fully relax and restore.”
QC Terme Spas and Resorts was first established in 1982 in Italy by two brothers, Saverio and Andrea Quadrio Curzio. From there, the chain of luxury spas spread to other locations in Italy and France, including Milan, Rome, Bormio, San Pellegrino, Torino, Dolomiti, Pre Saint Didier, Chamonix and Monte Bianco. Now, they'll be able to add Governors Island to that list, the first location for the chain outside of Europe.
When it opens later this summer, day passes will be available to access the spa and all of its amenities. (You’ll be able to book food, drink and massage services by appointment.)
Check out an exclusive rendering video of the notable new spa below to get a better sense of the space before you’re able to visit it for yourself later this summer.
When QC NY opens, it'll be open 10am-10pm daily, with extended hours on Friday and Saturday, 10am-11pm. Day Passes, which start at $88, will include access to the entire spa, all amenities for the whole day, and a roundtrip ferry ticket. The only exclusions are food, drink, and massage services, which can be booked by appointment. Massages range from $100-$250. Purchase your tickets here.