Has the past year placed a renewed focus on your health? You’re not alone. Forbes reports that “the pandemic has led many people to re-evaluate their well-being, and this includes where and how they travel.” Happily, many luxury hotels with spas have increased their wellness offering, incorporating amenities that not only pamper but prioritize your health, too. Find four escapes that do just that, here.
At the heart of Kagi Maldives Spa Island sits a magnificent 16,146-square-foot (1,500 sq m) spa and wellness hub. The resort was designed by architect Yuji Yamazaki and features 50 secluded villas, each boasting a private pool, a sun deck, and an indoor–outdoor bath. Kagi has two restaurants serving cuisine that combines the flavors of East Asia, South America, and Oceania, as well as three bars, a state-of-the-art gym, and a dive center offering both day and night dives.
Manhattan’s iconic Crown Building celebrates a landmark anniversary this year—its 100th—with the opening of Aman New York. The hotel was designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston to blend the Crown’s striking architecture with Aman’s Asian style.
Gathy approached the hotel with a New York City lifestyle in mind, and has referenced the Asian interior trend of layering spaces, lighting, and textures. Aman New York will comprise 83 guest rooms and suites, each with a fully functioning fireplace. There is also a large terrace on the 10th floor and a three-story, 24,757-square-foot (2,300 sq m) Aman spa.
If your thoughts are turning to your next snowbound adventures, Severin’s Alpine Retreat may fit the bill. Its vast four-bedroom private residence comes with a kitchen, a dining room, and a living room with an open fire, as well as an alfresco hot tub on a heated terrace. Room service, a chef, and concierge from the hotel are all available, as are treatments at its spa, where you’ll also find an indoor pool, a sauna, an infrared cabin, and a steam bath.
A relative newcomer in the exciting world of luxury hotels with spas, the 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok opened in 2017. Today, it offers 34 sumptuous suites with spectacular views, as well as one of the city’s best full-service spas, all on the upper floors of a building in the heart of the Sukhumvit Thonglor area.
Check in to the 1,367-square-foot (127 sq m) two-bedroom Rattanakosin Suite, for example, and enjoy a 10-foot (3 m) balcony to take in the city skyline, a living and dining room, and two baths with signature 137 Pillars circular tubs.
All of the suites grant exclusive access to a chic rooftop infinity-edge pool on the 35th floor, with 360-degree panoramic views of Bangkok. In addition to its spa, the hotel features a fitness and yoga studio, accessible 24 hours a day. Guests can also book a personal shopping service and guide, as well as privately curated and customized tours of the city.
Banner image: Kagi Maldives Spa Island