Nalai to encourage wellness and rejuvenation through personalized, seasonal treatments


18th June 2014 – Park Hyatt New York, the flagship hotel of the globally recognized Park Hyatt brand, is delighted to unveil the concept behind its spa, Nalai, which will open on the hotel’s 25th floor this summer. Nalai will offer discerning guests a completely customized spa experience in a 13,000 square foot sun-drenched sanctuary perched above Midtown Manhattan. Inspired by the French term “atelier,” which is defined as an artisanal workshop where one-of-a-kind works of art are created, Nalai will specialize in curated services and seasonal, international treatments that emphasize individual wellness needs.


In the language of the Lenape people, the original tribe of Manhattan, Nalai simply translates to ‘Serenity,’ a core pillar that the spa will promote through a unique synthesis of cutting edge healing technologies, advanced beauty rituals, and ancient healing techniques to craft a deeply personalized experience. Helmed by Spa Director, Amy Olthoff, Nalai will feature a selection of custom spa treatments tailored to meet a wide variety of guests’ needs, utilizing specially commissioned products from Carita Paris, H. Gillerman Organics and Stemulation. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed by a food and beverage pairing crafted by Executive Chef, Sam Hazen.


“We’re thrilled to offer our guests truly customized wellness and healing practices within an unparalleled, therapeutic environment at Park Hyatt New York’s Nalai,” said Amy Olthoff, Spa Director for Nalai. “Through our atelier approach, which utilizes both state-of-the-art technology as well as ancient healing practices, Nalai will tune into each guest’s individual needs to promote wellness and rejuvenation.”



Nalai’s signature treatment is founded on the ancient tradition of earthing, identified as the practice of employing the Earth’s energy by grounding the body to the Earth’s natural surfaces. The experience, which will be offered through Nalai’s state-of-the-art sand quartz bed, the first of its kind in New York City, pampers guests with luxury linens atop a warmed bed of quartz and sand. Beginning with a decadent full body treatment utilizing Nalai’s signature body products, Nalai’s signature treatment is followed by a warm stemps, or poultice massage, cradled in the healing powers of quartz, and enhanced with a complementary amuse bouche.



Nalai will feature seasonal experiences inspired by acclaimed treatments and remedies from various award-winning Park Hyatt spas around the world. Offering wellness rituals honoured throughout the centuries and sourced from the far corners of the world, Nalai will transcend guests to exotic locales without ever having to leave New York. A limited inventory of Nalai’s seasonal spa experiences will be released to the public for advance purchase six to eight weeks prior to the launch of each season and offered at a designated time each day. Pricing begins at $350.



In keeping with the overall interior design of Park Hyatt New York by interior design firm, Yabu Pushelberg, a calming, contemporary aesthetic with an intimate residential feel will set the tone for the Nalai experience. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to flood each space and will also provide sweeping views of the New York City skyline and partial views of Central Park. A breathtaking three-story aerie will serve as an extension of the spa, featuring a steam room, hot tub, private changing rooms and an indoor swimming pool with underwater speakers playing an exclusive soundtrack from Carnegie Hall.


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About Park Hyatt New York

Scheduled to open in summer 2014, Park Hyatt New York will become the flagship hotel of the globally recognized Park Hyatt brand. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc and with Yabu Pushelberg at the helm of interior design, the hotel’s 210 luxury guestrooms will be modern with a slight nod to the past, evoking an eclectic, residential aesthetic. Park Hyatt New York guests will benefit from the hotel’s prime location across from Carnegie Hall and within walking distance to Central Park. The property will allow the best local New York artists, chefs, interior and fashion designers, musicians and collectors to showcase their specialties providing the ultimate guest experience. New Yorkers and worldwide travelers alike will enjoy an exquisite bar; gourmet culinary offerings; a phenomenal spa, fitness center and indoor swimming pool.


About Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt hotels provide discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Guests of Park Hyatt hotels receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in several of the world’s premier destinations, each Park Hyatt hotel is custom designed to combine sophistication with a distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt hotels feature well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for groups, critically acclaimed art, food and beverage programs and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 33 Park Hyatt hotels in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Busan, Canberra, Carlsbad, Changbaishan, Chennai, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Hyderabad, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Ningbo, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Washington D.C. and Zurich. For more information, visit



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