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Inside the New Waterfront Spa on New York’s Governors Island – AFAR

The QC NY spa is now open — and AFAR got a sneak peek inside.

It’s been nearly 20 years since New York City repurposed Governors Island—a former Army and Coast Guard base just a five-minute ferry ride from the southern tip of Manhattan—into a public park. Since 2005, the island has welcomed guests for numerous concerts and festivals, the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party, and even overnight stays at the Collective Governors Island glamping resort.

Now you can add “relax at a day spa” to your list of reasons to visit Governors Island. On March 4, 2022, the QC NY spa opened to the public after five years of planning and careful restoration work on historic army barrack buildings. And as of May 28, the two outdoor infinity spa pools are now open to the public.

Read all about Afar’s sneak peek inside here.