Just minutes from the bustle of Manhattan and Brooklyn via ferry, QC NY, a 74,000 sq ft Italian day resort is set to debut this September on New York’s picturesque Governors Island. The project is a $50m investment and required seven years of planning, building, and restoration.


Robert Henry Architects has been working with QC Terme on the project, designed to bring the brand’s signature Milan wellness experience to the US.

Images of Governors Island & Manhattan and Layout of Island showing QC Terme Wellness Campus


The location includes three historic army barrack buildings that feature Collegiate Gothic architecture.


“I was inspired to re-purpose the three landmarked buildings into a ‘wellness campus’ and integrate QC Terme’s unique hydrotherapy pools within its landscape to deliver a therapeutic aqua-journey with delicious views back to Manhattan,” he told Spa Business.


In Henry’s opinion, QC NY will be an inclusive and affordable day resort, providing guests with the ultimate wellbeing experience coupled with endearing Italian hospitality.

“Just imagine relaxing in a heated outdoor hydro-pool in the middle of winter while it’s snowing, with an other-worldly view of the lower Manhattan skyline!”


Views of QC Terme Day Resort


Other wellness experiences will include massage treatments, infrared beds, foot baths, hydro jets, steam baths, and more. In addition to all the spa amenities, guests will be able to purchase massage treatments, Italian light fare, and alcoholic beverages while they relax and restore.


The Resort is designed as an enchanting oasis. It is complete with lush grounds, outdoor thermal pools with striking views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. There are also themed saunas and relaxation rooms – each with its own personality, scent, and music.

Francesco Varni, QC Group CEO continues “We’re thrilled to see the New York vision come to light since we signed our lease four years ago on Governors Island.

“We’re delighted to bring the quality and integrity of our spas to North America and we have plans to expand the QC experience not only in North America but worldwide.”


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