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    These Global Spas Give New Meaning To Luxury

    • Aug 10, 2017

    • By:Alyssa Collins

    Whether you’re planning a family retreat or a personal getaway, these top spa resorts from around the world are the perfect destination for any occasion. Indulge in ancient, holistic techniques to melt away stress, release tension and heal your mind, body and soul. We know everyone can use a good massage every once and a while, so why not now? Here is a round up of the best luxury spas from around the world.

     

    1. Zurich, Switzerland: The Dolder Grand

     

     

    Step off the plane in Switzerland and you’ll find your haven of luxury at the Dolder Grand, located just minutes from the city center. Find your personal suite either in the classically elegant main house or along the contemporary-styled wings. Planning to extend your stay? Make Zurich your home away from home with the Terrazza Suite. With three bedrooms, two floors and 4,000 square feet, this is sure to become your own private enclave. Enhance your trip experience with the Dolder Grand’s on-call butler service and concierge team, where you’ll get insider tips and personalized recommendations. Once settled in, let your relaxation begin. The Lady’s Spa and Gentlemen’s Spa are both complete with a sauna, steam bath, Kotasu foot bath, aroma pool, steam pots, dipping pool and solarium. Enjoy an array of repairing and replenishing facials, exfoliating body scrubs, relaxing body wraps, custom massages and nail care. You can grab dinner in either of the hotel’s restaurants or explore the cuisine outside of the resort with a BMW provided by Dolder Grand free of charge.

     

    2.  Bali, Indonesia: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

     

     

    Rich in culture and character, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is located right outside of the cultural hub of Ubud. Explore the city’s affluent nature before heading into one of the 60 Balinese decorated suites and private villas located in the Ayung Valley. At the Sacred River Spa, they take a more holistic approach to healing and relaxation by focusing on your inner energies and spiritual connections. Visit one of the Balinese healers to balance your chakras and realign your intentions. Other treatments include yoga and meditation sessions, healing massages, body scrubs, facials and detoxifying body wraps made of organic herbs and essential oils. Each treatment is created with an authentic Balinese twist, giving you an experience like none other. Add a 30-minute enhancer to any spa treatment to rejuvenate hands and feet, reduce dark circles or balance female hormones.

     

    3. Bejiing, China: Aman Summer Palace

     

     

    Located right outside of the historic 260-year-old Summer Palace is this multi-level spa resort complete with various treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, cold plunge pools, a 25-meter pool, pilates studio and yoga studio. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City in the outskirts of the resort if you choose to add an educational element to your stress-free getaway. The therapies provided at the Aman Summer Palace originate from Imperial techniques that have been adapted with modern approaches, such as massages and scrubs that use moxibustion and acupuncture methods. They have collaborated with Tong Ren Tang, a former Imperial medical dispensary, to create an herbal poultice that can be used during massages. Its use is intended to stimulate circulation, warm internal organs and eliminate muscle tension. Continue your relaxing stay with a traditional tea ceremony hosted every afternoon before resting up for another day of serenity in one of the Summer Palace’s exquisite rooms and suites overlooking the garden courtyards.

     

    4. Udaipur, India: RAAS Devigarh

     

     

    Located in the 18th century Rajasthani Palace, RAAS Devigarh offers a completely unique aesthetic. Remodeled in 1999, the palace’s modern, luxurious designs are juxtaposed with its ornate exterior, leaving guests in a seamless transition between present and past beauty. Unrivaled by any hotel and spa in Udaipur, RAAS Devigarh offers 39 luxurious suites that project a unique sense of serenity. Ila Spa, owned by British skin care brand Ila, which translates to mean ‘mother Earth,’ focuses on age-old beauty rituals intended to stimulate the senses with the power of touch and aromatics. Only using environmental and sustainable ingredients, each treatment is intended to mend both body and heart. Enjoy a relaxing, herbal massage, cleanse your chakras or balance hormones and reduce muscle tension in their Himalayan salt cave. Continue your journey to self awareness with their yoga menu of grounding and revitalizing classes, but no matter what you choose, the Ila Spa pledges to keep their intentions pure, and to care for your body and soul as you reconnect with your true self.