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A Spotlight on Dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. At 71st Street and Fifth Avenue, just opposite Central Park, is one of New York’s most fashionable clubs: the clinic of board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon Dennis Gross. Celebrities, models and socialites are frequent sights in his Zen-like office. They come to the “king of peels” for his state-of-the-art […]

Spa of the Week: Talise Burj Al Arab

By Olivia Cuccaro

Five hundred feet above the glittering city lights of Dubai, the pinnacle of luxury relaxation in UAE awaits. On the 18th floor of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Talise Spa offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, while simultaneously offering a space to catch your breath with calm-inducing spa treatments in its award-winning facilities. Bask in the natural light of […]

Spa of the Week: White Iris Beauty Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

The Ferragamo name has long been associated with the height of Italian luxury, from the iconic designs of Salvatore Ferragamo to the Lungarno Collection of boutique hotels owned by his family. Just steps from landmarks such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo, Hotel Continentale houses a haven of tranquility at White Iris Beauty Spa, tucked away from the bustle […]

Spa of the Week: St. Regis Iridium Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

Just last year, the St. Regis portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts expanded with the addition of a new oasis: St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. Set over the blue-green waters of the Indian Ocean, the idyllic property is home to a 19,913-sq-ft wellness sanctuary. With the calm ocean breeze blowing through sliding-glass doors and views of the stunning sea setting […]

Spa of the Week: Sense, A Rosewood Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

When we think of a luxury escape, sun (and plenty of it) is a key checklist item for many a vacationer. But what about the moon? The sun’s nighttime counterpart has been looked to for centuries as a source of healing and energy, and in central San Miguel, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is incorporating these ancient beliefs into treatments […]

Spa of the Week: Zemi Thai House Anguilla

By Olivia Cuccaro

As the Caribbean begins to heal in the wake of fall’s devastating hurricanes, Anguilla is slowly being restored to its former glory as a serene island paradise. Tucked into Shoal Bay Beach, the luxurious Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa will welcome guests to relax and renew on Anguilla’s shores once again beginning February 15, 2018. What was once an […]

Spa of the Week: El Dorado Maroma Náay

By Olivia Cuccaro

Once reserved for Maldivian escapes, the tranquility of overwater accommodations has found its way to Mexico at El Dorado Maroma Riviera Maya. The first resort in Mexico to offer a stay of this kind, it’s only natural that the spa on site should mirror its peaceful ambiance with over-the-ocean treatment rooms of its own. Náay Spa is comprised of a eucalyptus […]

Spa of the Week: Secret Garden Koh Samui

By Olivia Cuccaro

Olfactory memory is a powerful thing, and when it comes to relaxation, there are few fragrances that evoke a tranquil ocean setting more vividly than coconut. In Thailand, a stone pathway hemmed with palm trees and flourishing greenery leads to The Secret Garden Spa at Four Seasons Koh Samui, where nourishing coconut treatments take guests to a state of beachside […]

Spa of the Week: Fonteverde Tuscany Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

Immersed in the hills of Tuscany among picturesque olive groves and vineyards, Fonteverde is a pastoral wellness destination steeped in history. Once home to the influential Medici family, the 17th-century property has since been transformed into a rustic spa halfway between Florence and Rome, Italy. Relax with panoramic views of the unspoiled countryside from a 460ft outdoor pool after a […]

Spa of the Week: Le Royal Monceau

By Olivia Cuccaro

Bright white and filled with natural light, Spa My Blend By Clarins at Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is an idyllic escape from the humming streets of the capital. Designed by Dr Olivier Courtin-Clarins, Spa My Blend by Clarins provides a range of high-tech treatments that can be tailored to the specific skin-care needs of an individual, so it truly is your […]