Destination Spa

One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, has opened the first international outpost of the PGA Tour Academy to allow guests a unique opportunity to improve their golf game with state-of-the-art...
In 2003, I was among the first guests to experience the Spa Montage Surrender at Southern California’s Montage Laguna Beach. So when I was recently offered a similar opportunity at the resort’s...
The Metropolitan London’s new spa, the Como Shambhala Urban Escape , delivers a multitude of indulgent and therapeutic options—from traditional Eastern remedies to cutting-edge treatments. It has six...
Spread over two jungle-covered islands in the Maldives’ southern Dhaalu Atoll, Per Aquum’s Niyama is the follow-up to Huvafen Fushi, a landmark Maldivian retreat that is home to the world’s first...
A lot has changed at Petit St. Vincent since the 115-acre Caribbean private-island resort closed for renovations last summer. But the local code at the resort, which reopened in November, remains the...
Opened in June just a block from Cannes’ shorefront Promenade de la Croisette, Five Hotel & Spa is fast becoming a tastemaker on the French Riviera. The hotel’s popularity owes much to Jacques...
Situated in the heart of the city, the newly unveiled St. Regis Florence seamlessly blends the city’s artistic heritage with contemporary design, and modern amenities. After a $100 million renovation...
The historic Greenbrier hotel, a 7,000-acreresort established in 1778 in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., unveiled the Windsor Club this fall, featuring new rooms and VIP services. The two-story...
At nearly 3,000 acres, Laucala Island is by far the largest private island featured in these pages. The Fijian hideaway thus has ample space for an 18-hole golf course (designed by David McLay Kidd...
Amid the spectacle and dazzle of the 2,200-room, $1.9 billion Galaxy Macau’s grand opening in September, an exclusive enclave debuted discreetly in the megaresort development’s South Tower. The 256-...
The best way to see Vancouver is from the back of Jim Dudley’s Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Dudley, the former general manager of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, serves as a chauffeur, impromptu...
Valmont consultant agnès teffaud stares intently at what appear to be aerial photographs of a barren desert landscape. Studying the dry cracks and fissures running this way and that among dunes and...
After a three-year renovation, the historic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan resort, located on the banks of Egypt’s Nile River, reopened on October 1. The more than 100-year-old property now has...
Rosewood Hotels & Resortsis offering a golfers’ getaway package that includes three nights’ accommodations at its expansive Bermuda resort, Rosewood Tucker’s Point, and a round of golf each at...
Renowned Parisian Hôtel Le Bristol , established in 1925, is putting the finishing touches on a $33 million renovation that includes an expansive new spa, a redesign of its signature three-Michelin-...
Espa opened an expansive flagship spa, more than 37,000 square feet on four levels, in London’s Corinthia Hotel. The Espa Life at Corinthia will likely become a destination for both visitors and...
The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is offering guests exclusive access to one of its three presidential suites overlooking the Las Vegas Strip with a new getaway package called “The Suitest Thing.” The...
The Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Thailand provides a rare opportunity to see a glimpse of the country’s much-heralded elephant polo matches. The hotel’s first Pachyderms and Polo package is...
Through August 28 the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering Just the Two of Us (starting at $995 per night), a couple’s weekend package that includes four hours of spa...
Treatments at the Aman Spa at Amanfayun, in China’s lake district of Hang­zhou, begin at the Rec­eption House—a building that once served as a dormitory for plantation workers in the ancient village...
Talk about remote: Getting to the Six Senses Spa at Soneva Kiri (+66.3961.9800, www.sixsenses.com ) involves boarding a plane to Bangkok, then a private Cessna to a tiny island in the Gulf of...
Tasmania has long attracted tourists who come to explore the island’s great outdoors. With the opening last June of Saffire Freycinet (+61.3.6256.7888, www.saffire-freycinet.com.au ) , travelers to...
Delaire Graff Estate (+27.21.8858160, www.delaire.co.za ) combines the sophistication of a five-star city hotel with the privacy, solitude, and beauty of the resort’s setting among the vineyards of...
From the air of permanence in its great room, and the ease with which guests settle into the space’s couches and chairs, Park City’s newest resort seems to have always been the best place in town...
Taj Falaknuma Palace ( +91.?40.6629.8585, www.tajhotels.com ) sits atop a hill 2,000 feet above Hyderabad, the southern Indian city known as much for its rich architectural heritage and succulent...
Tucked as it is behind a tall garden wall and gate, Miami’s The Villa by Barton G. ( 305.576.8003, www.thevillabybartong.com ) would be easy to miss were it not for the scores of tourists taking...
Prince Roland Bonaparte, grandnephew of Napoléon I, built the Palais Iéna as his Parisian home in the late 19th century. Last December, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts completed a four-year conversion...
Soaring snowcapped mountains, pristine lakes, and quaint Alpine villages provide a remarkable backdrop for the Sensai Select Spa at Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa (+41.33.?828.2828, www...
On the shores of Lake Pichola, Espa at the Leela Palace Kempinski Udaipur (+91.294.6701.234, www.theleela.com ) opened in February 2010 as the 18-?year-old Espa brand’s first Indian outpost. Away...
The new three-floor Espa spa at the Istanbul Edition hotel, designed by London-based Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), fuses modern chic with the traditional Turkish spa. Design elements include...

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