Upon entering the all-white marble hammam through the thick wooden door at the spa at the Marmara Park Avenue, guests are swathed in steam and warmed through the heated marble benches and large central plinth (called göbek taşı in Turkish). The only authentic hammam in New York City, it opened to the public in August 2017 after previously only being available to hotel guests. Spa-goers and guests alike are welcome to simply lounge in the hammam, but the Traditional Turkish Bath Ritual offers a classic scrubbing treatment done by a Turkish therapist with a kessa glove, followed by a lavish sudsing using a special cloth bag that expands with lemon-scented bubbles. The bubbles are frothed over the body dozens of times before being thoroughly rinsed away with warm water. It’s a process guaranteed to leave skin super soft and squeaky clean.