From exotic locations to decadent details, some of the world’s most luxurious spas are as renowned for their environments as they are for the treatments they offer. While many spas boast of poolside relaxation, these spas have taken the concept to new heights with their stunning designs and indulgent spaces.
While an outdoor pool offers a breathtaking view of the city, the indoor skylit pool at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus offers a tranquil ambience where guests can relax and unwind.
From the architecture to the treatments, The Banyan Tree Spa Al Wadi embodies luxurious Arabic traditions. A range of exclusive pool villas offer private realxation but for a hydrothermal experience you won’t forget, try the Rainforest Indulgence. The 150-minute treatment takes you through the cascading shower of the Rain Walk and along a pebbled pond with hot and cold water pockets. You will continue along the path of detoxification with a Bucket Drench Shower and a relaxing dip in the warm sauna. A cold rub down in the Ice Igloo is followed by a number of body treatments and massages until you are left to relax amid the six therapeutic acupressure body jets of the Vitality Pool.
Amid the fast-paced energy of Hong Kong, the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel offers guests an escape into a calm and serene space where well-being and pampering reign supreme. The design of the spa fuses clean lines with neutral tones to enhance relaxation and inspire a sense of peace. All of the spas programs include the opportunity for spa-goers to indulge in Experience Showers, Ice Fountains and Vitality Pools.
Living up to its name, the menu at The Bathhouse at Mandalay Bay includes a variety of bathing rituals and soaks to cleanse, balance and relieve stress. The European-styled spa defines contemporary cool with slate walls, marble floors and accents of bold colors. Cold and hot pools, saunas and steam rooms are among the gorgeous water features seen throughout the spa.
Inside the Aqua Zone at the Dolder Grand, you’ll find a stunning indoor pool that captures the luxuriously rustic and earthy vibe of the entire spa. Surrounded by neutral-toned, stone walls, the pool offers a natural environment to relax and unwind. Also found within the spa’s Aqua Zone are a reclining area, whirlpools, a sanarium and steambath.
The ultramodern design of the pool space at The Ritz-Carlton Moscow incorporates clean lines and sleek chaise lounge chairs, creating an optimal space for relaxation and indulgence, as well as a warm calming respite from bustling, chilly Moscow.
With a menu chock-full of pampering treatments as well as a state-of-the art gym, there is no shortage of activities for spa-goers to enjoy at The Elysian Spa at Waldorf Astoria Chicago. What sets the lap pool apart from others is in the details—thousands of mosaic tiles adorning the inside of the pool to be exact. The pool is available to guests for leisure or for working out and water classes are offered as well.
Nestled in the heart of London, the Asian-inspired Aman Spa at The Connaught provides a decadent oasis of wellness and luxury. Relaxation areas surrounding the ambient 60-square-meter pool, which features a cascading granite waterfall, invite guests to unwind within the contemporary and serene space.
Opulent décor and lavish details abound at the Viceroy Miami Hotel, most notably in the 5,000-square-foot water lounge. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of Key Biscayne, the lounge also features a unique floating library, reflecting pond and hot and cold plunge pools.
Often described as the “haven in the sky,” the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo sits above the Tokyo skyline, providing breathtaking aerial views of the city while creating a calming sanctuary from the sleepless city it overlooks. Water experiences for both men and women include a vitality pool, amethyst crystal steam room, a sky view sauna and rain showers.