Great hotel spas

There is nothing better than a fantastic hotel spa. Having an herbal massage, or sitting in a eucalyptus steam room breathing deeply for the first time in months, you can feel all the stress of your daily life just melting away. Many hotels have world class spas, offering a wide variety of pampering treatments, but there are some hotel spas that are truly exceptional.

At a hotel near Baden-Baden, Germany, in the Black Forest, there is a truly classic old-world spa. The Brenners Park Hotel and Spa is more than a century old. It offers a variety of tried and true treatments, including open air cold plunge pools, saunas and naturopathic treatments. There are also a number of different kinds of massage offered, including Swedish, shiatsu and lomi lomi.

At the opposite end of the scale, the modern Canyon Ranch Miami Hotel & Spa has a large spa right on the beach. Offering lifestyle therapy, several fitness options including workouts on the beach and aqua fit classes, Canyon Ranch also has a number of signature spa treatments aimed at encouraging total relaxation, including thermal suites, an herbal igloo, and sweat rooms. At the ritzy Plaza New York hotel, the Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa offers a variety of luxurious wine treatments. Stars including Jessica Alba and Jennifer Hudson have checked in for merlot skin scrubs, red wine baths, and grape manicures.

In India, the Agra hotel known as the ITC Mughal has a spectacular spa called the Kaya Kalp. This is the largest spa in India, and includes a Mughal Hamam, outdoor rain showers in a tropical garden, and a water therapy room fed by a natural stream.

Finally, if you’re looking for yet another reason to book a luxurious Las Vegas hotel, consider the incredible spa at the world famous Bellagio. With its candlelight meditation room, yoga classes, and coconut and raw sugar body polish treatments, you will feel just like a movie star on your stay in this exciting city.