Everyone needs a spa break once in a while.

When the troubles of every day life have you feeling – or god forbid, looking – older than you actually are; a trip to the spa is still the fastest and healthiest way we know to get you back on track mentally and physically.

It’s an hour or so of heaven within four walls.

If you’re feeling like it’s time for you to get pampered, please take the time to consider our selection of 7 incredible hotel spas listed below. Widely different in style and found across all four corners of the globe, the one common thread among them all, is that you’ll leave them feeling like a new you. Enjoy.


Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

Mandarin Oriental Marrakech Spa 1

Relaxation is the prime concern of the Mandarin Oriental Marrakech. Located well away from the hustle and bustle of Morocco’s Medina, and within a lush 20 hectare garden; it’s impossible not to call this resort an oasis. A luxury oasis to be precise.

With 1800 sqm of space and a treatment menu bursting with novel ways to relax and unwind, the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is one of the main reasons to visit.

Designed by French design firm Gilles & Bossier, the traditional Andalusian look of the spa and the soothing scents set the tone the second you walk in. The rest, is up to the care of the expert spa staff, and they never miss a beat.

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Cheddi Andermatt interior spa


The Chedi Andermatt – Switzerland

The Chedii Andermatt is the perfect hotel for your next ski trip. Located in the Urseren valley, the thick snow fall here is perfect if your idea of a holiday is to strap on the skis and hit the powder. Others though, will love it for the sleek Jean-Michel Gathy interiors, incredible mountain views and of course… the spa.

With a 35 meter indoor pool, Finnish saunas and a host of exotic treatments to choose from, why even bother stepping out in the cold?

Chedi Andermatt Spa


Cheval Blanc Randheli – Maldives

Cheval Blanc Randheli

The problem with walls is not what they keep in, but what they keep out. The Cheval Blanc Randheli gets that. The spa is one of the most beautiful areas of the hotel and a lot of that is down to the amount of open air space on offer. Designer Jean-Michel Gathy knows that sometimes, nature just does it better.

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Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Spa

Nihonbashi is one of the busiest business districts in one of the busiest countries in the world. For the suit and tie army, it’s a relentless cycle of long office hours, long meetings and sake fueled nights to close the deal… until the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo came along that is.

Hands down one of the best spa’s in the city, the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo combines gorgeous looks, expert staff and a wow factor of a view to go with your pampering. No matter how busy your Japanese trip gets, make it a point to come here and unwind in this spa located on the 37th floor of the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower. It takes relaxation to new heights… (pun intended)

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Bulgari Hotel London

Bulgari Hotel London

London doesn’t come to mind when planning a Spa getaway and that’s a terrible mistake (come here to be educated). The Swinging City has plenty of excellent spas tucked away in the basements of its luxury hotels. But for pure looks, we have to tip our hats to the Bulgari Hotel London’s super sleek and sexy interiors and its 25 meter indoor pool, is an unexpected blessing at the heart of the city.

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée – Paris

Plaza Athenée Dior Institute

The Hôtel Plaza Athénée’s Dior Institut Spa is the brand’s first foray on Parisian soil and it’s certainly made a remarkable entrance. The 5,500-square-foot space includes 5 treatment rooms designed by Patrick Ribes, a grandiose double VIP room that is the pinnacle of spa comfort, and those rejuvenating signature Dior treatments made from the proverbial fountain of youth itself. We assume.

Dior Institut Spa


Four Seasons Hotel at Hangzouh at West Lake – China

Four Seasons Hotel at Hangzouh at West Lake

One of the most recent hotels to join our collections is also home to one of its most beautiful spas. Drawing its inspiration from ancient Chinese palaces and the principles of feng shui, every moment spent in these soothing interiors is a pure moment of luxury and relaxation. The tranquil banks of the Hangzhou have always served as a place of physical and spiritual rejuvenation for Chinese nobility and you deserve nothing less.

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About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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