Category: Spas & Pampering

A new era of style for Miami's South Beach

A new era of style for Miami’s South Beach

In 2004, Hotel Gansevoort ushered in a new era of style and sophistication to New York’s once gritty Meatpacking District. Now we’re bringing the pulse of our premier property to the heart of Miami’s South Beach. Set to open this winter, this modern oceanfront resort introduces innovative style to most sought-after stretch of South Beach. […]

The Lodge at Woodloch - a destination spa

The Lodge at Woodloch – a destination spa

The Lodge at Woodloch is more than the destination – it’s what you discover there: inner clarity and a smoother, calmer, more balanced you. This luxurious Adirondack lodge meets Asian philosophy in a spirit of wisdom without deprivation. Recalibrate with 40,000 square feet of spa possibilities plus rich choices in mind-body programming, wrapped in acres […]

The Caribbean's newest tranquil experience

The Caribbean’s newest tranquil experience

Let the Caribbean’s newest tranquil experience pamper you in an all-inclusive tropical retreat where pristine surroundings rejuvenate your body and senses. Luxurious class accommodation awaits you at The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua, as so a host of exciting resort amenities, two white sand beaches, multiple dining options, and of course the spa. […]

Only in Ojai

Only in Ojai

In an oasis of privacy on California’s central coast, serenity and rejuvenation just come naturally. At Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, you can share a Champagne breakfast under 200-year-old oak trees, rest in your own cabana by their beautiful Moroccan pools, play on the legendary 18-hole golf course, take a sunset horseback ride at the […]

The worldwide winners of this year’s World Travel Awards

The full list of winners of the World Travel Awards which I mentioned in an earlier post have now been published on their site. The worldwide winners (as opposed to those winners for specific continents, regions or categories) are as follows: World’s Leading Airline – British Airways World’s Leading Airline – Alliance Oneworld […]

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

The new Ritz-Carlton, Beijing – the company’s third property in China, and a timely addition given the forthcoming summer Olympics in the city next year - is offering special introductory rates for as low as $200 per night until 29th February 2008. Designed by the renowned design consultants, Hirsch Bedner Associates of Atlanta, the hotel’s […]

Top 10 spa trends for the New Year

I’ve just received an email from Susie Ellis from Spafinder, predicting the top 10 spa trends for 2008. Here are her suggestions of what we can expect: The Feng Shui’d Gym: Spas will be offering new and unique gym designs. The Star Therapist: Spas and spa-goers will learn to recognize and appreciate the really gifted […]

$30 million transformation of The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

$30 million transformation of The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa has come a long way since its original days as a small waterfront motel catering to the upscale yachting crowd. Fifty years later, this Fort Lauderdale landmark complete with a 127-slip mega-yacht marina, is a stunning 22-acre vacation paradise fresh from a $30 million transformation and belongs […]

The amazing growth of Banyan Tree

The amazing growth of Banyan Tree

From just one property in 1994, in just 13 years Banyan Tree has expanded to more than twenty properties today. But perhaps all the more impressive is the awards that it’s picked up along the way. Over the past decade and more, Banyan Tree has received an incredible 340 awards. Mostly recently, Banyan Tree Lijiang […]

The luxury category in the Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

The luxury category in the Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

In addition to the Crystal Award winners at the 2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards, there’s a multitude of addtional winners sorted by both country and category. Among the categories, one of particular interest to this blog is the luxury category. Perhaps it is due to Spa Finder’s readership, but all the winners are […]

2007 Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

The key winners from this year’s Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards are recognised by ‘Crystal Awards’. These are the crème de la crème of the innumerable winners, limited to just one from each continent. The five (there aren’t many to choose from in Antarctica!) to shine through this year are as follows: Favorite Spa of […]

Spa V Happy Hour

Spa V Happy Hour

Starting today, Hotel Victor in Miami will be hosting a Spa Happy Hour event every Wednesday at the Spa V Lounge from 5pm to 9pm. During this time, guests can rejuvenate and recharge their batteries by indulging in petit spa treatments while sipping Champagne and tasting delicious food from Vix Restaurant. Here’s the Spa […]

Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda

A very calming video from Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda, Crete.

Flight Centre's Exclusive Collection

Flight Centre’s Exclusive Collection

UK-based Flight Centre has launched a new website devoted to their Exclusive Collection. It showcases some of the world’s most luxurious holiday destinations, with exclusive offers sorted by category (family, spa and wellness, sport and lesure, etc.) or by destination. As an example, 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Room at the […]

60 Spas We Love

60 Spas We Love

Luxury SpaFinder has created an interactive map of 60 Spas We Love as a fun way to scan the globe, pick a destination, and learn more about it. Using the latest version of Microsoft Virtual Earth™ technology, readers will be able to instantly learn details about the spa that is perfect for them. […]

A new luxury hotel on Stanford University land

A new luxury hotel on Stanford University land

As was suspected early last year, a new luxury hotel and spa will soon be popping up just one mile west of Stanford University campus. Stanford and Dallas-based Rosewood Hotels and Resorts have unveiled The Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel, a 121-room luxury hotel and spa on a 21-acre site. The development near the intersection of […]

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