Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards
What We Love
- There's an onsite sleep coach
- The shower gels in all guest bathrooms are infused with aromatic herbs, some of which are grown along the nearby High Line
- In-room IV vitamin drips
- Health-building elixirs at the all-day restaurant
What To Know
- At a whopping 60,000 square feet, the property’s Equinox gym is the largest of its kind
- The hotel occupies floors 24 to 38 of NYC’s 1,000-foot-tall Hudson Yards tower
- Guest rooms promise total and complete soundproofing
- All guests are provided with a Regenerative Toolkit stocked with yoga accessories and massage essentials
- Free WiFi
Holistic oasis by trailblazing fitness chain Equinox, with a Stephen Starr restaurant and slick Yabu Pushelberg interiors
Fitness and fun gracefully intersect at this next-level haven on Manhattan’s West Side. Each of the 212 guest chambers are healing cocoons furnished with Equinox’s proprietary “sleep systems”: expect naturally-crafted mattresses (no metal springs here), a media library stocked with stretches to help you wind down, blackout shades, and—the pièce de résistance—a dreamy duvet that uses a Scandinavian technique to regulate your body temperature. That extreme reboot is the perfect preamble to an action-packed, endorphin-rich morning at the property’s flagship gym, a sprawling complex offering private Pilates coaching, personal training, and group fitness classes in addition to laps in a 25-yard indoor saltwater pool. Be sure to recover at the neighboring spa, where a clutch of integrated circuits include cryotherapy or an infrared sauna. Afterwards, refuel at the Electric Lemon with lighter versions of Mid-Atlantic classics and superfood lattes (an international wine list is also available to peruse). Paired with a sweeping Hudson River panorama courtesy of the restaurant’s 8,000-square-foot terrace, the effect is nothing short of regenerative.
In the Area
Hudson Yards, a cluster of skyscrapers cantilevered over rail yards that’s revitalizing Manhattan’s far west side, is New York City’s newest neighborhood. Just two avenues from Penn Station, the splashy complex is home to The Vessel, architect Thomas Heatherwick’s steel-and-copper honeycomb (tickets are free but reservations are required) made up of a series of 154 staircases. If you tire of the hotel’s clean eats, don’t fret: the neighborhood includes a number of more indulgent food destinations, including a Spanish food hall masterminded by José Andrés himself and Belcampo Meat Co., known for its steak salads and burgers.