Posts Tagged ‘spa’

From Russia with leaves

From Russia with leaves

Brace yourself for this year’s hottest new spa craze… twigged it yet?

The traditional Russian banya is a sauna with a difference: the steam is wetter and therefore easier to bear, making it more hydrating and, ultimately, more detoxifying. (more…)

The Spa Awards 2013

The Spa Awards 2013

The great and the good of the spa world gathered together in London this week to attend the Conde Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2013 – and to discover which were our favourite spas this year. (more…)

A cure for jet lag?

A cure for jet lag?

The Aman Spa at the Connaught has developed a range of treatments with the traveller in mind – good news for us, then.

Each treatment aims to alleviate the jet lag caused by crossing time zones, and the spa menu includes both pre- and post-travel solutions: the 30-minute aman “to-go” massage is designed to loosen joints before travel and the jet lag reviver (45 minutes) is intended to combat weariness upon return. (more…)

First look at Dior Institut, Marrakech

First look at Dior Institut, Marrakech

Located within Es Saadi Palace Spa in Marrakech, the new Dior Institut is the first to open within a hotel outside of France and the first in a spa.

The 3000 sqm Spa is the latest addition to Es Saadi Gardens & Resort, Marrakech and boasts a 1,000 sqm terrace with views of the Red City’s pink walls. (more…)

Ski and spa in Tuscany’s chic new hotel

Ski and spa in Tuscany’s chic new hotel

The Fingen Group, the designers behind the incredible Four Seasons Hotel Florence, have created a new hotel of extraordinary beauty high up in the Tuscan Apennines. Opening in time for the ski season, Val di Luce Spa Resort, in the heart of Tuscany, will be the hottest accommodation on the slopes. (more…)

Herb House opens at Lime Wood

Herb House opens at Lime Wood

Set within the picturesque grounds of Lime Wood, which featured in the Hot List 2010, the Herb House spa could rival the likes of Cowshed at Babington House and C.Side at Cowley Manor. (more…)

A good sport in Portugal

A good sport in Portugal

The Oitavos hotel in Portugal – the first luxury hotel in the privately owned Quinta Da Marinha Original estate – opened its doors yesterday. The five-star luxury hotel and spa is located 20 minutes west of Lisbon and boasts spectacular views over the Atlantic coastline. (more…)

Combat jetlag at Mumbai’s first 24-hour spa

Combat jetlag at Mumbai’s first 24-hour spa

Flights to Mumbai often arrive and depart in the early hours of the morning, which is tiring for travellers. The new spa at The Oberoi offers a range of relaxing treatments available at any time – perfect for weary guests not quite able to sleep. (more…)

Away Spa: a modern sanctuary

Away Spa: a modern sanctuary

Located on the sixth floor of the W Hotel, Leicester Square, the Away Spa is a modern sanctuary for relaxation.

In a bright juxtaposition to the sharp and dark decor of the minimalist hallways of the hotel, the Away Spa has a bright white finish, with lacquered walls and fringe curtains surrounding a chic lounge area. (more…)

Ski and spa in the Dolomites

Ski and spa in the Dolomites

New hotel Alpina Dolomites Gardena Health Lodge and Spa in Italy looks set to be the perfect spot for any skier wishing to combine luxury spa accommodation with great skiing.

Set to open this December, and located right in the heart of the Dolomites mountain range, the five-star hotel is situated on the Alpe di Siusi – one of largest high-altitude plateaus in Europe. (more…)

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