With its belowground location and flashy red palette, the Hotel Gansevoort's new G Spa (18 Ninth Ave., New York; 212/660-6733; www.hotelgansevoort.com) might seem better suited for parties than pedis—and it plays host to both. Come evening, spa-goers trade their detoxifying Borba brews for $15 cocktails, treatment rooms morph into moody VIP nooks, and soaking pools are transformed into Plexiglas-covered dance floors. There are even plans to turn the rooftop cabana—the den's garden counterpart—into an alfresco bar. G Spa isn't the first of its kind to multitask (the Blue Spa Bar & Lounge at Munich's Hotel Bayerischer Hof launched a year ago), and it won't be the last (Townhouse Spa, a New York lounge and spa, opens later this month), but it is the most exclusive, with just 75 revelers allowed in each night.
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