Destination Spa

Brimming with picturesque fjords, glistening glaciers, and exotic wildlife, Chilean Patagonia has long been a photographer’s paradise. Starting this September, shutterbugs of all skill levels can...
The Mandarin Oriental Pudong has opened in Pudong, Shanghai, along the left bank of the Huangpu River. The 362-room property has stunning views of the city’s Lujiazui financial district and is steps...
Nizuc Resort and Spa had its soft opening last month in Punta Nizuc, Mexico, at the gateway to the Riviera Maya. The property has 274 suites and 29 private villas set among the lush scenery of...
A new Anantara opened in March in Xishuangbanna, China, tucked away in the lush forests of the Yunnan Province, with 80 rooms and 23 pool villas. The resort seeks to meld Chinese, Thai, and Burmese,...
Spa Nautica opened last month at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, a small seaside community on Los Angeles’s Westside. After the hotel’s previous spa closed two and half years ago, Ritz-Carlton took...
Vana Belle is located 50 miles off Thailand’s southern coast in Koh Samui, an area known for its pristine beaches and natural beauty. The Luxury Collection resort has 80 pool suites and villas...
Anantara Sanya Resort and Spa has opened on the southernmost tip of China’s Hainan Province situated between a lush mountain region and the South China Sea. The seaside property has 122 rooms and...
For the month of February, the Mandarin Oriental, Paris , is offering a “Love in Paris” lovers’ retreat. The package (from $1,770 per night) includes a stay at the hotel with breakfast delivered to...
From February 11 to 14, Huvafen Fushi will host a one-of-a-kind sensory experience led by the world-renowned French perfumers Nicolas and Isabelle Maillebiau. Guests will explore the history of...
Raffles Makati has opened in the thriving business district of Makati—part of the Metro Manila region of the Philippines—with three different components within a 30-floor tower: 32 Raffles hotel...
Relais & Chateaux’s Chewton Glen , a 58-room country hotel in Hampshire, England, is bringing guests closer to nature with a set of six new tree-house lodges lining New Forest National Park. Each...
Following a three-year, multi-million-dollar renovation, the former Jalousie Plantation on St. Lucia reopened as Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort after its original incarnation as an 18th-century sugar...
The Four Seasons Whistler is offering the ultimate getaway for die-hard skiers and thrill seekers. The resort’s Ski the Dream package, available from $2,660 per couple now through April, takes guests...
The latest Ritz-Carlton Reserve opened on December 12 on Dorado Beach, a private three-mile stretch of the Puerto Rican coastline. Built on the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, which abuts 1,400...
The Alpina Gstaad opened on the first of December, making it the first luxury hotel to open its doors in the picturesque Swiss ski village of Gstaad in over a century. The 56-room hotel is a...
Lara Livingston was 22 years old when her father, a New York physician, passed away, leaving her in charge of his beloved La Sardinera, a 1,700-acre grapefruit-and-coconut plantation on three miles...
Now through the end of November, Bacara Resort & Spa , located on Santa Barbara’s picturesque coastline, is giving guests the chance to participate in a hands-on winemaking experience alongside...
The 45-acre Rancho Valencia , a Relais & Châteaux property located 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego, has reopened this month after a massive renovation. The property refurbished 49 suites...
Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore has unveiled two one-bedroom suites that were designed to blend in with their natural surroundings—trees. Appropriately named the Tree Top Lofts, thetwointimate...
Most spa treatments are geared toward women, but now some of the country’s top hotel spas have developed experiences exclusively for men. Here is a sampling of six spas across the United States and...
Located on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo has created eight new luxurious suites on its rooftop, each with a private terrace featuring panoramic views of the lake, an...
Space is at a premium in London, relegating many establishments, spas included, to the dark and dank confines of the city’s basements. Not so at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, which...
High above the chaos that is Bangkok’s central business district, the Elemis Spa at the St. Regis Bangkok (+66.2.207.7777, www.stregis.com ) seems to float, heavenlike, in midair. Visitors enter the...
Los Angeles’s iconic Hotel Bel-Air—a woodsy, storybook getaway complete with resident swans—has been the preferred city retreat of Hollywood royalty for 65 years. Now, after completing a two-year, $...
Spread across three basement-level floors of a new 15-story, 78-room hotel, Espa at the Istanbul Edition (+90.212.317.7700, www.editionhotels.com ) opened in March 2011 in the bustling residential...
The Resort at Pelican Hill , which Robb Report listed as being among the top 100 resorts in the world (see the May 2012 issue, page 91), is offering aerial tours of the coastal area surrounding the...
Defined by its vast landscapes and violent weather, Patagonia demands its visitors arrive with a sense of adventure. For adventurers who prefer a luxury resort to a wind-rattled tent, Chile’s new...
Amanbagh, Jaipur, India Set on the former hunting estate of a maharaja, Amanbagh is a walled, 40-room retreat in northern India’s Rajasthani hills. The palace, contemporized for its opening as a...
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Ariz. The hike through cactus fields and balanced-rock formations to the top of Pinnacle Peak is a must for every guest at the adjacent Four...
Tense flights, knotty security lines, nagging electronic devices: By the time travelers arrive at a destination, they are less in need of pampering than they are desperate for an antidote to travel...

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