LUXURY SPAS AND EXCLUSIVE TREATMENTS
AROUND THE WORLD
We travel the globe with some of the best luxury spas and exclusive treatments. Now take a deep breath and dip into the pool of luxury as you visit one of our selected destinations of beauty and calm.
AIRE ANCIENT BATHS
Aire Ancient Baths offer an immersive thermal bathing experience for those who wish to combine an exotic location with the benefits of hydrotherapy and soothing massages. Conceived in Seville, the Aire company’s spas are of the ancient Roman variety, specializing in “thermally variant bathing,” a process of dunking oneself into the water of various temperatures that is not as unpleasant as it sounds.
Aire’s TriBeCa branch is rather temple-esque and offers the ultimate in relaxation and comfort after a long day.
Palace Hotel Tokyo’s Evian Spa is the first Evian brand spa in Japan. The partnership with the French company is subtle: coolers in the changing room are, of course, stocked with the water, and the spa’s six treatment rooms are named after peaks in the French Alps. The interiors are so immaculate, sparse and minimalist that they seem almost sterile –a welcome respite in such a congested city as Tokyo. The treatments are inspired by nature, as well as the purifying journey which Evian natural mineral water takes through the mountains.
SPA AT VELASSARU
Dubbed one of the best spas in the world, the spa at Velassaru in the exotic Maldives is dedicated to ensuring guests are as relaxed as possible. Its 10 treatment rooms and yoga pavilion are set on stilts over the turquoise water, as is the small pool, a popular spot with travelers seeking to rest, relax and rewind after a long day. Try the Oceanic Delight treatment (2 blissful hours and 30 minutes long) to detoxify and revitalize both body and soul.
SIX SENSES SPA
An unexpected oasis in the desert, Jordan’s Six Senses Spa, Evason Ma’In Hot Springs is built beneath a natural hot-spring waterfall. Lying 264 meters below sea level, the resort makes use of the surrounding mineral-rich waters with a variety of signature treatments, such as the Dead Sea Salt Body Polish, and the Zeytoun Massage. The Six Senses Spa is a stand-alone building featuring 10 treatment rooms and a unique steam cave, which offers an experience of intimate privacy and relaxation.
DHEVA SPA & WELLNESS CENTER
By anyone’s measure the Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre at the Dhara Dhevi resort in Chiang Mai, in Thailand, must count as one of the world’s most beautiful spas. Taking up 3,100sq meters, the complex is embellished with ornate moldings and sculptures depicting sacred animals and symbolic Buddhist motifs. The interior includes 18 treatment rooms, decorated with Thai silk, polished teak wood, marble tiles, and Asian antiques. The Royal Thai Ceremony is a unique treatment featuring a foot ritual, a body scrub, a floral bath, and a full face and body massage, that lasts 3 hours and 20 minutes.
Rock Affairs / Fall 2015