It’s time for a vacation. All signs point to taking time off. Take a trip around the world and discover amazing wellness resorts and exclusive day spas. Get ready to relax like a Star.
KATE SOMERVILLE SKIN:
HEALTH EXPERTS, Los Angeles
Want a lesson in how to look like a movie star? Then book a massage or cleansing treatment at the secluded, yet intimate and luxuriously decorated bungalows of Kate Somerville at Melrose Place. Here, skin expertise meets elegant aesthetic meets L.A. lifestyle – a combination that lures in Hollywood beauties from Jessica Alba to Jennifer Aniston.
Motto: Complexion perfection!
Favorite: “Dermal Quench Oxygen Treatment” for the ultimate in deep moisture and glamorous glow (optimal as a pre-party facial)
THE DORCHESTER SPA:
The best of Britain: Giant chandeliers, lounge sofas, and flower arrangements – with its 30s Art Deco flair and modern shine, the spa of the Dorchester Grand Hotel scores with stylish ladies such as Elle MacPherson or Sophie Dahl. Highlight: a light luncheon with cake in the “Spatisserie.”
Motto: Sophistication and pleasure in measure!
Favorite: “Beau-Tea-Ful Special Offer,” which combines an hour-long treatment with a tasty afternoon tea.
COMO SHAMBHALA RETREAT:
Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos
The getaway destination of Julia Roberts and Kate Moss. This wellness resort on a small, beautiful Caribbean island is a comprehensive, regenerative vacation – complete with elaborate Ayurveda therapies – for stressed city women. A dream setting with a powder beach and understatement style.
Motto: The soul is unique!
Favorite: “Invigorate Wellness Path with Strengthening Effect” (signature massage + purifying facial + a private yoga session)
Q HOTEL SPA, Berlin :
Everything’s a little different here. Cooler, cleaner, chiller. The spa within Berlin’s design hotel is a Zen oasis with endless possibilities, from Babor cosmetic makeovers to a Finnish sauna. Not even Drew Barrymore or Angelina Jolie can resist. Perfect for city trips!
Motto: Look good!
Favorite: Jogging tour with guide, including a sight-seeing tour or a delicious chocolate massage.
AL PARAISO SPA, Mexico
As the name implies… welcome to paradise! This beach hideaway in Los Cabos charms with comfort and class. The list of stars who frequent here is impressive. Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, and Diane Kruger all enjoy a little pampering beneath the palm leaves.
Motto: Luxury pure!
Favorite: The inspiring “Four Elements System” – earth, water, air, or fire?
THE PARKER PALM SPRINGS:
Drew Barrymore liked the sound of a desert oasis honeymoon – she swept her new hubby up for a spoiled weekend in what is probably today’s fanciest beauty temple. Dandy style with a touch of old Hollywood charm meets the ultimate country club experience.
Motto: We believe in inner beauty. But do what you can on the outside!
Favorite: “Guilty Pleasures Package” (sugar peeling + massage + pedicure)
New York, NY
Green tea, ginseng, bamboo juice, and water lilies – with over 65 years of experience, Amorepacific combines the strength of medicinal Asian plants with advanced skin care technology to create an individually adjusted wellness package. It’s Sienna Miller and Carey Mulligan’s secret recipe for a glowing complexion.
Motto: Tailored beauty!
Favorite: “Green Tea Antioxidant Experience” – the absolute Amorepacific classic.
New York, NY
Take a break from the hectic atmosphere of New York City and step into the natural beauty oasis that is Phyto Universe. This spa features hair analysis, indulgent facials, and detoxifying body treatments and includes a vertical garden that is the largest living plant wall in the United States. Reese Witherspoon is a fan of the entire Phyto line!
Motto: Relax, Breathe, Indulge.
Favorite: “Botanical Bliss”- A hair and scalp treatment that uses 100% pure essential oils; perfect for all hair types.