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A Sign of the Times

publication date: Aug 13, 2011
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author/source: HMM Editorial Staff
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Top Ten luxury spa openings in 2011

August 10, 2011 By: HMM Editorial Staff 




Ironic as it may seem, even spas can get a little tired. Why not venture for a little R&R to a spa that is as fresh as you want to feel? We have rounded up a list of this year's Top 10 Luxury Spa Openings. Take your pick, turn off your engines, and let the luxe life begin.


NoMI Spa

The Park Hyatt Chicago recently unveiled a brand-new spa on its seventh floor, which provides the perfect excuse to book a stay. The NoMI Spa is a complete sensory experience, centered around aromatherapy. Each visit begins with a cup of organic tea, then spa experts customize an aromatherapy blend that is incorporated throughout every stage of the spa treatment.


After the Rain Spa

The acclaimed Swiss spa brand has opened in Paris. Facing the Tuileries garden on Rue de Rivoli, the 5,381-square-foot spa is housed in the St. James & Albany Hotel.


Chuan Spa

The Chuan Spa, housed at The Langham, London, incorporates the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese medicine into its treatments, and is the brand's first foray into Europe.


Aman Spa

The Philippines' Amanpulo unveiled earlier this year its Aman Spa. The new facility includes six spa treatment rooms in three pavilions, a Yoga and Meditation Pavilion, a Pilates Studio, a gymnasium and a Finishing Salon for hair, hand and foot treatments. Two steam rooms with cold plunge pools are available, as well.


The Sahra Spa

What makes The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas' Sahra Spa so compelling? Sprawling out over 43,000 square feet, it has 18 treatment rooms that can be used for massages, body treatments, facials and hydrotherapy, as well as one of the only authentic hammams in North America.


Exhale Spa

Offering unique spa therapies and Core Fusion fitness programs, Exhale Spa at Fairmont Battery Wharf in Boston is the perfect urban retreat for any winter-weary New Englander.


W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak

W Hotels Worldwide has opened W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak. Slink away to the signature AWAY Spa, open 24-hours a day for ultimate relaxation. The spa features three single treatment rooms with meditation platforms, two double treatment rooms with vitality baths, two spa suites with wet and dry treatment areas, a facial room, a hair salon and a mani-pedi lounge.


Kiehl's Spa 1851

Luxury East Village skincare store Kiehl's has opened its first full-service spa in celebration of the brand's 160th anniversary. We hear that treatments begin with a free lavender-scented massage, and facials come with a hot Argan oil hand treatment.


Evan Todd Spa & Salon

The new spa and salon, located at Conrad Indianapolis, has expanded its footprint of 5,400 square feet to include five treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure stations, dedicated relaxation space, retail space and a full-service eight-chair sailing.


Willow Stream Spa

As part of a major restoration, The Fairmont Peace Hotel debuted a brand new 10,850-square-foot Willow Stream Spa. Our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, was on hand to test out the new digs. After sipping a steaming cup of ginger tea, we were guided to one of the 11 treatment rooms for a signature, 90-minute Mystic Peace massage. (Tip: Request masseuse Linda.) The treatment involves a massage that traces a continuous knot on the body, using essential oils tailored to what is ailing you most. We enjoyed our treatment so much that we went back the following day for more! The spa facilities also include a fitness center, pool, sauna and steam room.
 

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