Eight Resort Spas Around the World Setting a New Standard for Wellness [SLIDESHOW]


Elite spa suites at eight resorts around the world set a luxurious new standard for wellness.

From the metropolis to the countryside to the coast, the latest evolution in destination spas is a sanctuary within the traditional oasis of the spa: glamorous private treatment suites that include multiple massage tables, relaxation beds, plunge pools, Jacuzzis, soaking tubs, steam showers, and saunas. Stay for two hours or for a leisurely full day in solitude, as a couple, or with a coterie of friends. Many include dining and cocktail service as well. Nudging the exclusive experience up a notch, a few cutting-edge resorts bring the spa into the guest suite with dedicated wellness rooms (and lifestyle coaches) and all the amenities of a spa within the privacy of your own room, neither lockers nor bathrobe-clad treks across the property necessary.