When everyday life leaves you feeling drained, when your body and mind are craving for a major self-care pampering session, an urban wellness escape is just what you need. Check out these 8 urban wellness retreats all across the globe that are bringing the rejuvenating game to a whole different level, one satisfied client at a time. Get yourself ready for some seriously indulgent and invigorating treatments.
NEW YORK CITY
1. Aman Spa, Aman New York
The new Aman New York (featured image), which will open its doors later this year, will be an urban sanctuary and an architectural icon in the heart of Manhattan. It will bring the renowned Aman serenity to the center of the western world. With wellness as Aman’s priority, the Aman Spa has its vision set on providing the finest “rejuvenation in the midst of the most dynamic city on earth.” This 2,300 square-meter spa will be three-stories high, with a spectacular 20-meter indoor swimming pool as its centerpiece. Get yourself ready for an all-encompassing spa journey at Two Spa Houses, which consists of a double treatment room, sauna and steam rooms, and a refreshing outdoor terrace complete with a cabana, daybed, and fireplace.
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2. Asaya, The Rosewood
Asaya’s approach to wellness allows you to explore what you need, based on where you have been and where you would like to go. The Asaya membership programs make self-care and conscious living more accessible. Guests can choose from a series of wellness staycations, including the one-day Daycation, the one-night Wellcation, the Ultimate Wellcation for up to 10 guests (with 4 staying in the Asaya Lodges), and the two-night Wellcation: Focused Series. Guests can also opt for a 12-month Asaya Lifestyle membership, which focuses on unlocking the unlimited possibilities of wellbeing through emotional balance, fitness and nutrition, physical therapies, skin health and community. The 12-month Asaya Active membership draws on the expert knowledge of its trainers as well as its state-of-the-art facilities with high-tech testing and analysis tools.
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3. Willow Urban Retreat
Willow Urban Retreat is a café and spa in one. “A place for people to find themselves in the midst of mayhem,” this urban retreat serves as an oasis for where the individual can escape, retreat, revitalize, and take a moment to just breathe. With a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, Willow Urban Retreat has made it a point to create a harmonious atmosphere to open one’s soul to inner peace, connection, and happiness. Combining Eastern and Western philosophies, the Willow Urban Retreat team expertly guides guests on their wellness journey. Escape from everyday city stressors and educate yourself with physical, nutritional, mental, and social wellbeing at this holistic urban oasis.
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4. Bota Bota
Bota Bota is a floating spa on a beautiful waterfront property. For its founders, proximity to water was very important as they consider water to be part of the whole spa experience – water being an essential element and inseparable part of any spa. Bota Bota offers massage therapy treatments for both the young and old. It features different packages, such as the Water Circuit package, Massage packages for your wellbeing, Treatment packages for your body, and even Foodie packages to tantalize your taste buds. Bota Bota also has a wide range of massages that will help you achieve an extraordinary state of relaxation, as well as body, face, and hand and foot treatments.
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5. Sindhorn Wellness by Resense, Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
At Sindhorn Wellness by Resense, you can experience optimum wellbeing in the green heart of Bangkok. Whatever your wellbeing goals are – whether it’s to look younger, live longer, feel fitter, or simply just to relax, Sindhorn Wellness’ expertly trained team will guide you every step of the way, with utmost personal care. This luxury wellness center features a plethora of boutique fitness facilities and refined treatment experiences. The spa and wellness services it offers include your very own private suite where you can switch off and recharge, an extensive range of wellness experiences that feature advanced treatments and therapies, and a team composed of world-class experts and practitioners.
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6. South Kensington Club
South Kensington Club is a private health and wellbeing sanctuary. Located within three spacious Georgian townhouses, this 25,000 square-foot home has plenty of space where members can exercise, work, socialize, and relax. This private club brings together influences from all around the globe – from a communal Russian banya, Turkish hammam, to an Asian tea library. South Kensington Club also has several spacious colonial-style sitting rooms, cold plunge pools, a private banya, treatment cabins, and multiple fitness studios that offer daily classes of Pilates, HIIT, yoga, barre, boxing, and much more. Everything you need and want in a health and wellbeing sanctuary, SKC has.
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7. Rocco Forte Wellness, Hotel De La Ville
Rocco Forte Wellness in Hotel De La Ville is a wellness center that addresses complete enrichment as well as unity of the four main aspects of health – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Combining science and technology, wisdom and philosophy, and an affinity for nature, the Rocco Forte Spas pave way to an all-encompassing wellness journey for the individual. The so-called “Forte Life” is composed of the key principles of Nourishment, Fitness, Mind, Community, and Sustainability. The spa’s indulgent skincare facials and body treatments feature the excellent products of well-renowned, and proudly Italian, skincare brands of Irene Forte and Pietro Simone.
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8. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape believes that wellness is a lifelong commitment. With this principle as its top priority for its clients, it has thoughtfully designed and now has made available four new wellness offerings at its wellness center: Osteopathy, Integral Coaching, Lunar Sound Ceremony, and Mindfulness & Therapeutic Arts for Family. Osteopathy uses a variety of techniques to improve mechanical function, target imbalances, and develop body awareness. Integral Coaching helps to balance your work and family life and guides you to stay centered and grounded. The Lunar Sound Ceremony activates one’s parasympathetic nervous system to reset the body and to bring the individual to a state of relaxation, inner peace, and equilibrium. The Mindfulness & Therapeutic Arts for Family combines physical movement exercises, mindfulness activities, and visual art activities – all designed for the family to stretch both body and mind.
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