By Erin M Lindholm It’s always a delight to see how luxury hotels set in some of the world’s most exceptional locations imbue the spa experience with a sense of place. What is a spa, after all, if not an extension of its environment? At T Spa at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, panoramic views of Lake Como, Italy, are never far from […]
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By Olivia Cuccaro While there’s much to be said for spas with sprawling facilities (like last week’s ITC Kaya Kalp), sometimes true tranquility can be found when we think smaller. On the Croatian coast, boutique property Brown Beach House has unveiled a newly updated spa that provides the ultimate relaxation by the Adriatic sea. Set within the greenery of a […]
By Olivia Cuccaro While yoga and meditation have become standard offerings at just about any spa, where better to experience these centering activities than in their country of origin? For centuries, India has been a focal point in the wellness world, honing age-old relaxation practices for mental and physical wellbeing. Kaya Kalp — The Royal Spa at ITC Grand Bharat […]
By Olivia Cuccaro Even the most seasoned private jet traveler is subject to the physical toll incurred by a long flight. Traveling to Thailand from certain parts of the world can be especially taxing, but if your destination is Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui, you’ll be feeling rejuvenated in no time. Fringed with palm trees on the country’s […]
By Olivia Cuccaro If you can’t leave home without your favorite Louis Vuitton perfume, the latest launch from the maison will send you packing. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, you can give your signature scent the same gorgeously leather-clad storage as your wardrobe on your next trip. Designed by Marc Newson — known for […]
Caffeine and calm. The words don’t typically go together, but if you still crave your morning coffee even in the most laidback tropical setting, this week’s spa is sure to have you jetting to Jamaica. In secluded Port Antonio, The Trident Hotel is home to a newly renovated spa debuting an exclusive mocha-inspired menu in partnership with Wallenford Jamaica Blue […]
By Olivia Cuccaro A sprawling rainforest, active volcanoes and abounding wildlife make Costa Rica a tropical destination with plenty to explore. Days spent ziplining above the bountiful trees and scuba diving alongside hawksbill turtles below the surface of the ocean call for a break from adventure — at least for a few spa treatments. Hacienda AltaGracia, part of the Auberge […]
By Olivia Cuccaro Escape to the heart of the Mexican jungle for this week’s tropical spa experience. Among the natural lagoons and canopy of trees once home to the ancient Mayans, Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Mayakoba overlooks the surrounding mangrove forest and rejuvenates with treatments inspired by organic elements of Mexico. With a name chosen for the strength of […]
By Olivia Cuccaro They call it Southern comfort for a reason. In Charleston, the laidback lifestyle of South Carolina is at its most relaxed and most luxurious. Housed in a former federal building, the limewashed Dewberry hotel is home to a spa that embodies the mellow southern atmosphere through its carriage house-inspired character. On the second floor of The Dewberry, […]
By Olivia Cuccaro In 1946, iconic fashion designer Christian Dior opened his first atelier on 30, avenue Montaigne in Paris. It’s said that inspiration struck when he strolled past the elegant Hôtel Plaza Athénée, and in that moment decided to start his own couture house on that very street. After 70 years of Dior models frequenting the hotel and high-profile […]
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