After a hectic holiday season and the start of a brand new year, you deserve a break, but why not get gorgeous while you’re at it? We’re rounding up some of the hottest spas around the world that not only leave you buffed, polished and glowing, but also help you unwind, slow down and say goodbye to stress.
Kaua Club & Spa at Park Hyatt Mendoza, Chile
Located in the heart of Mendoza, which happens to be one of the great wine capitals of the world, Park Hyatt Mendoza’s Kaua Club and Spa incorporates the area’s wine and grapes (known for their amazing antioxidant properties), into many of their treatments. The spa has also developed a range of beauty-boosting products called the Kaua Line (derived from Mendoza’s wines), which includes shampoos, conditioners, skin moisturizers, exfoliators, essential oils and cleansing treatments that soothe, tone and otherwise help you get gorgeous.
Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria, New York
Located on the 19th floor of the Waldorf Towers, The Guerlain Spa at The Waldorf Astoria New York is a whopping 14,000 square feet and features 16 treatment rooms to help you get gorgeous. These rooms consist of 13 dry rooms and three fully appointed wet therapy suites for hydrotherapy and Vichy showers. The spa also features the exclusive Guerlain Methode and advanced skin care technologies and boasts sweeping views of Park Avenue and Manhattan.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Get an all-over skin-saving boost from the Deep Sea Purification Treatment this exclusive spa offers. The aromatic treatment is tailored to meet each guest's skin needs and starts with a body scrub rich in trace sea minerals and pure essential oils. Next, a detoxifying algae body mask is applied to further cleanse and tone skin. While the body mask is taking effect, an express water and light facial instantly revives and reenergizes the complexion while a final application of body moisturizer with deeply purifying oceanic elements further conditions skin.
FieldSpa at GoldenEye Hotel & Resort, Jamaica
At FieldSpa at GoldenEye Hotel & Resort, your face and body will benefit from elixirs, tonics, essential oils and steams infused with local healing flowers, honeys, roots, leaves and aromatics — many of which are organically grown. Enjoy massage, salt scrubs, skin brightening facials, herbal wraps and more. A number of treatments utilize cooling seaweed sourced from nearby Oracabessa Bay as well as hand-harvested Jamaican sea salt. Our favorite part: FieldSpa is so built into the natural landscape that guests can kayak or swim through the lagoon to arrive at the tranquil open air treatment rooms.
AWAY Spa at W Vieques Retreat & Spa, Puerto Rico
No matter what kind of pampering you’re after, there’s a treatment to suit your needs at AWAY Spa. From detoxifying treatments made from local, organic ingredients to body scrubs, facials and massage, you’ll leave the spa feeling refreshed and revitalized. Make sure to try the Cafe con Coco, one of AWAY Spa's signature treatments made from scratch with local coffee grounds, sea salt and coconut shavings, or the Detox Facial Massage, which helps increase cell turnover and tighten skin.
The Spa at The Resort at The Mountain, Mt. Hood
The Spa at The Resort at The Mountain not only offers guests a chance to get gorgeous, but to do it against the backdrop of lush evergreens of Mt. Hood National Forest Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, less than an hour southeast of Portland. Try the Alpine Purification Body Polish that uses indigenous Mt. Hood plant extracts to naturally exfoliate to reveal a vibrant glow or the Ultra-Pure Restorative Facial, a luxurious facial that replenishes nutrients and stimulates cellular regeneration.
The Dolder Grand Spa, Zurich
The Dolder Grand Spa offers a unique range of treatments with both European and Japanese influences. If you really want to get gorgeous, we suggest trying the Pure Gold Radiance Facial by La Prairie. The 90-minute facial uses cellular radiance concentrate serum, which is enriched with pure gold, and visibly firms and tones skin. The Advanced Repair Facial uses a glycolic acid scrub to revive skin and a deep pore-cleansing massage to promote circulation.
Spa Valmont pour Le Meurice, Paris
Reopened this fall after a four-month revitalization, Spa Valmont is a haven of tranquility extending over 3,600 square feet. The revamped facility is decorated in soothing shades mixing bronze, celadon green and beige with accents of gold and offers guests a chance to really get away from it all. From skin-brightening to skin firming to skin soothing, there’s a get-gorgeous treatment option for every type of spa-goer.
Remede Spa at The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Colorado
Recently featured in Travel + Leisure as the number two hotel spa in the United States, and number six in the world, Remede Spa offers everything from aromatherapy and facials to body treatments and microdermabrasion. But no matter what you go for, your treatment will be fully customized to your needs. Spa guests also get to enjoy complimentary access to all of Remede’s beautifying features including an oxygen lounge, steam caves, cold plunges, hot tubs, fitness center and confluence waterfall.
The Spa at Curtain Bluff, Antigua
The tranquil and intimate 5,000-square-foot spa sits just feet from the sea and all four treatment rooms have wide-open views over the water. For some serious skin smoothing benefits, try Curtain Bluff’s Signature Facial Treatment, which smoothes wrinkles, improves elasticity and increases skin oxygenation and suppleness. The Jet Lag Facial combats dry, dehydrated skin by infusing the skin with vitamins A, E and D, fighting free radicals that cause premature aging. Before their treatments, guests sit outside sipping tea brewed from herbs fresh picked from the spa's own garden. Afterwards, you can relax on the open verandah, sitting in the Jacuzzi on the cliff edge.