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Although you don’t need to bring your entire wardrobe to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa, we do suggest packing a bathing suit for your trip to this New York urban retreat. Even if you don’t want to swim laps in their 75-foot indoor lap pool, the impressive Hudson River views from this 36th floor lounge, courtesy of the floor-to-ceiling windows, are worth a poolside stretch. However, the pool is only for use by hotel guests. If you’re just spending the day at the spa, but still want the aqua experience, check out the Vitality Pools, pumped with oxygenated water designed to make your muscles love you even more (and increase circulation and blood-flow). The hydrotherapy body jets gently relax the body, prepping you for that deep-tissue massage.