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Spa of the Week: The Trident Spa Jamaica

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 […]

Spa of the Week: Auberge Spa Hacienda AltaGracia

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 […]

Spa of the Week: Fairmont Willow Stream Spa

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 […]

Spa of the Week: The Dewberry Spa

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, […]

Spa of the Week: Dior Institut Plaza Athénée

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 […]

Spa of the Week: Beach House Ocean Edge

By Olivia Cuccaro Just a short drive away from charming Boston, Cape Cod is a quaint peninsula promising oceanside serenity. The Beach House Spa at Ocean Edge is the newest destination on the Cape for a tranquil escape by the bay, located in picturesque Brewster. Situated on the 429-acre Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, The Beach House Spa draws […]

Spa of the Week: San Clemente Palace Kempinski

By Olivia Cuccaro When your Italian adventure calls for a spa retreat, escape to a private island in the Lagoon of Venice. San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice has recently debuted its spa in partnership with local perfumery The Merchant of Venice to offer Venetian luxury from head to toe. Just a private boat ride away from Piazza San Marco, the […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa Hotel Healdsburg

By Olivia Cuccaro As harvest approaches, a trip to the Sonoma region of California promises a serene getaway where wine is at the heart of relaxing spa treatments. On the Western edge of the historic wine country town, Hotel Healdsburg provides a sense of place from its calm atmosphere to its farm-to-spa services. The Spa Hotel Healdsburg features six treatment […]

Spa of the Week: The Peninsula Spa

By Kristen Shirley Unlike many city spas who are pressed for space and have limited facilities, The Peninsula Spa is a destination on its own, and is also a member’s club for discerning New Yorkers. Arrive 60 minutes early to ensure you are completely relaxed before your treatment. Enjoy a pre-spa ritual of your choice, incorporating the aromatherapy steam room, sauna, […]

Spa of the Week: Spa Montage Palmetto Bluff

By Tenley Satre Spa Montage is set in a picture-perfect Southern setting along the May River in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. Surrounded by tranquil waterways and towering oaks trees draped in Spanish moss, the natural beauty instantly creates a feeling of calm, which extends into Spa Montage. A soothing palette of coastal colors and antique pine floors are balanced with beautiful […]