Lotte New York Palace to open Anthony DiGuiseppe-designed spa

The Lotte New York Palace partnered with skincare and lifestyle brand Ila to open its first branded spa in the US, slated to open this summer. The designer and architect of the Ila Spa at Lotte New York Palace is Anthony DiGuiseppe.

The 7,000-square-foot spa and fitness center will occupy the eighth floor of the hotel. The spa will have a private yoga studio and seven treatment rooms, one of them a VIP suite.

Designed with recyclable Pet plastic, amenities will include Ila body wash, bath oil, natural shampoo and conditioner, hand wash, and hand and body lotion. Products available for purchase at Lotte New York Palace’s Ila Spa will include a range of Ila products including the Glowing Radiance collection.

The spa at Lotte New York Palace will also be the first spa in New York City to combine audio developed by Plateau Spa and Devialet with their treatments. This sound system uses the true representation of sound timed with massage touch to provide healing and mental escapism. This technology uses infra frequencies, sounds that cannot be heard by the human ear but can be felt through vibrations and ripples by the body at a cellular level.

Lotte New York Palace, located on the corner of 50th & Madison, was acquired by Lotte Hotels & Resorts on August 28, 2015. The property, with the help of Jeffrey DeBeers and HOK’s Amy Beckman, completed a $140 million redesign in the fall of 2013. The renovation transformed the property's rooms and suites in The Towers, a hotel-within-a-hotel. Additional upgrades included new lobbies, specialty suites and restaurants and bars including Trouble's Trust, The Lobby Lounge, Rarities and Pomme Palais.

In addition to 30,000 square feet of updated event space, The Palace is home to private spaces located in the Villard Mansion that has 19th century interiors and are ideal for weddings, events and dinners. The Palace has 909 rooms and suites. Located across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral and only steps from Rockefeller Center, the hotel's courtyard incorporates motifs from several 15th-century Italian cathedrals and has served as the entranceway to the historic Villard Mansion since 1882. Lotte New York Palace blends the landmark Villard Mansion with a 55-story tower.

Rebecca Hubbard is the GM of Lotte New York Palace.

Photo credit: Ila Spa