GOVERNORS ISLAND — A leisurely visit at Governors Island will one day include a dip in outdoor pools, massages and lounging in comfy robes — for about $60 or $70 a day.
New details, including the tentative pricing, about the day spa planned for Governors Island were recently revealed at a Community Board 1 meeting.
The QC Terme spa, slated to open in summer 2017, will be the island’s first commercial tenant.
“This will be like nothing else in New York City,” said Stefano Farsura, an owner of the spa, which has several locations in Italy. “We want this to be an affordable place, with the best views of the city — a quiet place of accessibility for everyone.”
The day spa will take up three historic buildings on the island, and include saunas, two restaurants — one light bites café and one more formal restaurant — as well as outdoor grounds for lounging that will also have outdoor pools.
Farsura said that for about $60 or $70, guests can lounge on the manicured grounds and enjoy the pools all day. Certain spa treatments will be extra, as will the eateries on the property.
The restaurant, which Farusa said will have views of the Lower Manhattan, will have a separate entrance, so anyone, not just guests of the spa, will be able to eat there.
The spa won't allow young children — Farsura said he thinks the age cutoff would be about 14 years old. He also said they may consider having membership prices rather than a daily fee.
The spa, which is slated to run year-round, is one part of the island's private redevelopment plans.
Governor's Island is in the midst of a long transformation process into a year—round destination. The island is currently only open to the public through the summer. Among the infrastructure changes that have come to the island are a 2,500-foot pipeline to route potable drinking water from Red Hook to Governors Island, which was completed last spring. The island is currently adding 1,500 feet of water pipes to deliver water to buildings throughout the island.
An international student campus and an expanded arts center are the other two private tenants that have been announced so far in the island's overhaul.