In a survey conducted in May 2013 among 420 of our members, the following urban luxury Spas received highest reviews based on: service, variety of treatments, facilities and the WOW factor.
10. Four Seasons Hotel, Florence
An oasis in bustling Florence, within the largest private park in the city.
Signature treatment: Umo’s 24 Karat Gold Facial mask which creates immediate and long-lasting lifting, firming and lightening results
Recently introduced: Rephase facials based on stem-cells by using high-tech equipment help restore the skin’s capacity for regeneration.
9. Sofitel Stephansdom, Vienna
An architectural masterpiece by world renowned architect Jean Nouvel. The ‘gourmet’ Spa menu of So Spa reflects ancient traditions such as: Japanese facial, Oriental massage, Indonesian body scrub or Ayurvedic massage. Products by Cinq Mondes
8. Mandarin Oriental, Prague
Remains of a former 14th-Century church are displayed below the glass floor of the Spa lobby
Signature treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine
7. The Dolder Grand, Zurich
Spread over an impressive surface of 4,000 square metres, the Dolder Grand Spa offers a unique range of activities and treatments blending European and Japanese influences.
Signature treatment: ‘Nature’s Organic Seasonal Facial by Amala’ with a pure conditioning experience for radiant skin using products containing 100 % natural ingredients.
6. Four Seasons Park Lane, London
The roof-top Spa offers stunning views of Hyde Park, with floor-to-ceiling windows. It is the first Spa in the world to feature an entire range of organic treatments and beauty products by The Organic Pharmacy, including organic make-up products and fragrances.
5. Armani Hotel, Milano
This roof-top Spa has earned its leading position among luxury hotel Spa’s in Milan, thanks to its unique positioning – 360 degree panoramic views of Milan’s skyline, floor to ceiling windows, a huge oversized relaxation pool, 7 treatment rooms including a couple Spa Suite with direct views of Duomo. Steam and Sauna are offered individually. Treatments include custom made essential oils, bespoke to the demands of Mr Armani.
4. Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London
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3. Four Seasons George V, Paris
The Spa at the Four Seasons George V, a Palace designated luxury hotel, features full range of activities: indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam, dry sauna, facial and body treatments as well as salon services. Recently introduced 3 hour Spa Journey ‘Men’s Ritual’, featuring a Swedish massage, followed by cleansing facial and hydration mask. This special spa experience ends with either a warm manicure or pedicure.
2. Hotel Arts by Ritz Carlton, Barcelona
Occupying the 42nd and 43rd floors of the on Barcelona’s beach, with stunning seaviews, the Hotel Arts Spa is the only urban spa operated by the world-renowned spa company Six Senses. One of the highlights: Ready Made Packages – The Journey of Six Senses – Rebalance / Refine / Rejuvenate / Revive.
1. Beau Rivage Palace, Lausanne
The Cinq Mondes Spa at Beau Rivage Palace features unique facilities such as “Suite de Félicité à deux” including a private, two “Suites Pluie de Fleurs” and six massage and beauty rooms. The Spa also offers various water treatments such as the Tropical rain walk, the Turkish bath, the sauna, the jacuzzi, a 15 metre indoor swimming pool and a 20 metre outdoor pool. More about Cinq Mondes Spa treatments and philosophy – video.
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