2017 International Opulence Spa Guide
Acqualina Spa: Best Luxury Suite
17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Exclusive amenities include a private steam room made of mother-of-pearl and a rainforest shower for two. Treatment beds are covered in deep blue and cream to emulate the Atlantic Ocean right outside, while the adjacent wall features gold-dusted mosaic tiles to ensure supreme relaxation.
Mandarin Oriental: Most Opulent Facial
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
Settle in the luxurious spa suite with breathtaking ocean views for two hours of bliss that includes: preparing and cleansing the skin, exfoliation, steam and extractions if needed, scalp massage, exfoliation and massage of arms and legs, facial massage, mask and eye treatment.
Boca Raton Resort & Club:
Best European Bath and Water Experience
501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-447-3000
Relax in the famed Ritual Bath of this Alhambra-inspired spa which offers nine individual mineral baths, waterfall showers, whirlpool, steam, sauna and inhalation rooms.
Eau Spa Palm Beach:
Best Salt Scrub Room/Best Chromotherapy
100 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan, FL 33462 561-540-4960
Like a candy shoppe for adults, the scrub and polish bar allows guests to choose from the colorful salt and potpourri scrub mixes. Guided by the spa’s credo of “Pause, Play, and Perfect”, treatment rooms are individually tailored to guests’ needs with chromotherapy, or color therapy where therapists can change the color of the lighting.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida:Best Body Scrub
4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837
Mixologists will personalize a blend for you at The Scrub Bar using essential oils and fresh herbs from the rooftop garden.
The Spa at the JW Chicago:
Best Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage
151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
1743-45 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
In the heart of Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park, this award-winning spa offers a 90-minute Intuitive Blend including a photo of your aura, 30-minute intuitive reading and 60-minute energy healing to bring life back into focus and release stress.
Cowshed Spa at Soho House Chicago:
Most Indulgent Pedicure
113 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
Farmhouse meets luxury at this chic spot decked with plush leather armchairs, individual televisions, and freshly-brewed tea in proper teapots. Prepare for a delightful foot and leg massage, followed by moisturizing wrap and scalp and shoulder massage.
Waldorf Astoria Chicago Spa & Health Club Chicago:
Best Urban Detox
11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611
Escape the hustle of the city in this haven of relaxation. Guests can swim laps in the mosaic-tiled pool, hang in the whirlpool tub, detox in the eucalyptus steam room or enjoy a shiatsu massage where the therapist delivers deep-tissue pressure using his or her bare feet.
The Spa at Four Seasons:
Best Full Body Microdermabrasion
120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
Old world tradition meets modern technology with the signature
Crystal-Clear Scrub combining sea salt, sugar, and magnesium oxide crystals to give you
a full-body microdermabrasion.
The Guerlain Spa at The Plaza Hotel:
1 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
Double the pleasure and relaxation of Guerlain’s signature massage
under the expertise of four hands.
Aire Ancient Baths:
Best Red Wine Experience
88 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013
The Red Wine Experience allows you to indulge in the antioxidant properties of grapes by soaking in an antique thermal tub filled with Ribera del Duero tempranillo.
The Mandarin Oriental:
Best Gentlemen’s Spa
The Shops at Columbus Circle,
80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023
Offering a half day retreat specifically for men that includes a body scrub, therapeutic massage and facial.
The Peninsula Spa:
Best Eastern Therapy
700 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Based on the Indian tradition of balancing your personality type, or dosha, the Podi Signature Journey uses dried herb powders wrapped in muslin bolus bags, dipped in warm oil and applied over the entire body.
Best Foot Massage
1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
This midtown location offers The Sole Soother, a deluxe foot massage that includes an invigorating scrub, paraffin wrap, neck massage, and an energizing foot massage.
Best Anti-Aging Facial
225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Offering ultra-premium Swiss skincare brand L. Raphael which specializes in anti-aging oxygen facials, the only spa offering such a treatment on the West Coast.
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village:
Best Holistic Health
2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Cal-A-Vie Health Spa Vista:
29402 Spa Havens Way, Vista, CA 92084
This Provençal-inspired retreat set in the canyons of Vista offers more than 100 fitness classes, guaranteeing you’ll leave a few pounds lighter.
Ciel Spa at SLS Hotel:
465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
This white-on-white Philippe Starck-designed haven has it all for those looking to relax, but the scrumptious spa food prepared by famed chef José Andrés will most definitely have you coming back.
The Petite Spa at The Jefferson:
Best Aromatherapy Massage
1200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
This signature massage uses organic plant and flower essences to restore harmony to mind, body, and spirit.
The Spa at The Four Seasons:
Best Jacuzzi, Steam Room & Sauna
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
A great getaway after any treatment, the lounge, sauna, indoor Jacuzzi or eucalyptus-scented steam room beckon complete relaxation.
Best Hot Milk Pedicure
W Washington D.C., 515 15th St NW,
Washington, DC 20004
This upbeat spa with jazzy tunes will leave you and your feet happy
after indulging in their signature Hot Milk and Almond Pedicure.
Lorien Spa at the Kimpton Hotel
(Alexandria, VA): Best Quickie Massage
1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Lorien offers “Quick Pick-Me-Ups” services for those in a rush. Choose a massage, facial, or foot scrub that will have you restored in under half an hour.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle Spa,
Chiang Rai, Thailand: Best Surroundings
Chiang Saen Post Office, Chiang Rai 57150, Thailand
+66 53 910 200
Guests are pampered with traditional body, face, hand and foot treatments in the middle of the region’s beautiful bamboo forests.
La Reserve, Ramatuelle, France:
Best Anti-Aging Treatments
Chemin de la Quessine, 83350 Ramatuelle, France
+33 4 94 44 94 44
In one of the prettiest villages on the Riviera, this award-winning spa’s anti-aging therapies (the non-invasive variety) are prominent on the menu.