The worst part about sitting in a steam room is seeing unsightly, naked bodies splayed out before you. It’s hard enough to breath without having to deal with the ghastly view compliments of your reclining neighbor. That’s why QT Hotel‘s 24-hour, red-tiled steam room is the place to be. What it lacks in size (it’s only about the width of a modest communal bathroom), the space makes up for in all-out steam—you can’t see a damn thing. Now, this might be scary for some, but it’s absolute bliss for anyone who wants to use the space to meditate or just forget who and where they are. There’s even an overhead shower to cool off under whenever the temperature gets to be too much. Good luck finding your way out.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 25, 2008