...we did. And, for those of you who are wondering, it's the Shibui Spa, which first started taking appointments by non-guests in March. The lantern-lit, Japanese-inspired spa boasts a 40-foot pool and a 250-year-old wood and bamboo ceiling. Inside the spa, treatments are pretty standard (shiatsu, facials, various seasonal body treatments), but the real appeal for us is the design.
Not to mention the fact that it's underground, so you really get the sense that you've been removed from the rest of the world.
While Japanese tea and cocktails are pretty much all that's served beside the pool, upstairs in the Courtyard, guests can nibble on fare from Italian eatery Locanda Verde (which happens to offer a mouth-watering brunch). And if you're the type who enjoys a bit of late-night Courtyard lounging, keep in mind that the menu switches to traditional room service after Locanda has closed for the evening.
So which will it be: courtyard lounging or Shibui spa soaking? Both? We don't blame you a bit.
[Photo: Greenwich Hotel]