Best of Boston

2006 Best Day Spa

Emerge Spa

When was the last time you pulled up to a spa, threw your keys to the valet, and were led into a private VIP suite? The answer, obviously: never. But now you can do just that at the four-story Emerge, Boston’s new grande dame of day spas, which boasts a host of standard and medical services for both genders (men get their own area), two in-house doctors, a juice bar, and locker rooms stocked with posh Kerstin Florian products. Spend an afternoon here, and you needn’t exit as discreetly as you arrived.

275 Newbury St., Boston, 617-437-0006,