Luxury is being redefined. Indulge in some TLC this year. From unique retreats in the rainforest, to tranquil spa treatments and mindful wellness getaways, CSL has you covered.
1. AltaGracia – San Isidro Valley, Costa Rica
With the rise of destination retreats focused on personal reflection, mindful movement and energetic awakening – Auberge Resorts Collection’s Hacienda AltaGracia, set amidst the cloud forest of Costa Rica’s San Isidro Valley has launched its 2023 visiting master’s program. The curated wellness retreat concept led by world-class healers and thought leaders melds expert-led health coaching sessions, bespoke treatments and intentional movement.
Retreat highlights include journaling expert Laura Rubin, Director of Vibrational Energy Healing at THE WELL Valerie Oula, and psychological and intuitive astrologer, Danielle Beinstein. Designed to appeal to a multitude of goals – from mental wellness, optimized sleep and deeper connection to oneself – AltaGracia’s 2023 visiting masters are sure to intrigue and enlighten all types of travelers.
2. The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad
Recently opened, The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad rises 500 feet above Manhattan and has introduced a new level of modern luxury to this dynamic neighborhood. With the addition of The Ritz-Carlton Suite and Club Lounge, guests can now indulge in the ultimate Ritz-Carlton experience.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is home to a 6,800-square foot signature Spa and Fitness Center. This subterrain oasis is complete with eight treatment rooms, luxurious men’s and women’s steam rooms, saunas, a 24-hour fitness center and private relaxation lounges that span the entire bottom floor of the hotel. Designed to balance the soul, the spa is grounded in mindfulness and offers holistic treatments and wellness experiences designed to promote rest and rejuvenation.
Offering elevated and unique spa experiences such as, custom Augustinus Bader facials and treatments featuring ESPA products, the spa is a wellness journey. Signature treatments include the Rose Quartz Remedy and The Method by luxury skincare brand Augustinus Bader, offering a bespoke interpretation with the use of exclusive scents and oils inspired by the iconic Flower District, incorporating lavender oil for its soothing properties and neroli oil for its healing properties. Additional treatment offerings include The Art of Wellness massage, the NoMad Power Glow facial, the NoMad Escape Spa Package all inspired by the power of healing to reconnect guests with their inner peace.
Located eight miles north of Tulum, in a secluded bay surrounded by a tropical forest and pristine Caribbean waters, Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya and Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort serve as retreats for guests seeking a transformative getaway, with curated signature restaurants across both properties, a shared destination spa, oceanfront pools and access to Tulum’s celebrated sights and attractions.
Nestled within lush mangroves, Conrad Spa Tulum is a destination purposefully designed as a wellness refuge. Guests enjoy a wide range of services inspired by the legends of the Mayan gods and traditional Mexican herbalism in individual treatment rooms or “casitas.” Spa offerings include an extensive menu of body rituals, a sensory Water Ritual including an outdoor pool and thermal facilities and the Mayan Manteada, an ancient massage technique in which shawls are tied around the waist to relax and realign the body. For guests looking for an enlightened sense of well-being and tranquility, the property has an in-house Shaman to perform ancient rituals like purifying gratitude and sacred cenote ceremonies.
4. Octant Lousã – Coimbra Portugal
This luxury hotel in Portugal’s beautiful Coimbra region, has just opened a brand new spa. Formerly the Viscondessa do Espinhal Palace, the hotel was transformed into the country’s first boutique hotel and is classified as a Historical Heritage Building of Public Interest.
Situated at the foot of the Serra da Lousã mountain range, Octant Lousã’s rejuvenating spa offers the perfect respite for guests enjoying hiking, climbing, cycling and outdoor activities in the nearby mountains. Treatments provide a relaxing and physical recovery as well as a tranquil oasis. The spa is home to three treatment rooms, sauna, cryotherapy tank and an indoor pool with whirlpool. Highlight treatments include the Sacro Cranial Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Facial massage and Stone Treatment Massage, amongst others.
Octant Lousã’s spa aims to highlight locally produced, natural ingredients, such as native plants and medicinal herbs. The spa amenities reflect this – D’ Natureza cosmetics are made with extra virgin olive oil, fine vegetable oils and butters, aromatic and medicinal plants and their essential oils. As well as being eco-friendly, these products are handcrafted using ancient expertise and methods, with ingredients that hydrate, nourish, regenerate and protect the skin.
A trip to Octant Lousã will offer a holistic wellness experience, with the chance to get outdoors in nature – the Coimbra landscape boasts rivers, waterfalls, deer and wild boar, for nature lovers.
Nightly rates at Octant Lousã from 161€ per night. Closest airport is Lisbon Airport.
5. The Boca Raton – Palm Breach, Florida
This iconic Palm Beach resort, offers tantalizing spa treatment packages, in addition to the plentitude of on-site fitness and wellness offerings.
At the Spa Palmera, guests will indulge in thoughtfully curated spa experiences and relax under the palms in our 50,000 sq ft, secluded wellness oasis. From mindfulness experiences like Reiki and our restorative Ayurvedic Collection to signature services like the revitalizing Alhambra Citrus Body Ritual and indulgent Diamond Facial, Spa Palmera’s range of services and treatments ensure that each visit achieves all of your wellness goals.
In early 2023, the hotel opened their Kids Yoga wellness program for children between the ages of five and twelve. The program teaches kids to focus and center themselves by using several different breathing and visualization techniques, as well as ways to improve their coordination, increase flexibility and strengthen their bodies through yoga poses. Children over the age of twelve are able to join additional program classes, including aerial and beach yoga, reiki and restorative sound healing.
Couples may choose the Discover Sensei Experience, which features a nightly USD 1,200 credit towards a range of wellness and island activities. The Experiences Menu features private 1:1 sessions on mindset, fitness, nutrition or yoga, relaxing spa treatments, massages, aquatic bodywork and more. A trained team of Sensei Guides and practitioners who hold degrees in their respective fields to support guests on their well-being journey. A daily calendar offers a varied selection of complimentary classes complemented by adventurous island activities such as golf, tennis, sailing and horseback riding.
Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort offers an ideal adults-only setting to commit to personal wellness and learn daily practices to live longer, healthier lives. Tropical gardens serve as a background to outdoor sculptures by renowned artists, fitness facilities, an outdoor pool, onsen heated baths and a putting course. Dine at Sensei by Nobu, enjoy a variety of complimentary fitness and wellness classes, luxuriate in 1,000 square foot (93 square metre) private spa hales with a range of therapeutic treatments or delve deeper into paths that align with intentions in one-on-one sessions with a trained team of Sensei Guides and practitioners who hold degrees in their respective fields including exercise science, nutrition, yoga and mindfulness.
The 90,000 acre (36,000 hectare) Hawaiian paradise is a veritable island sanctuary offering land, ocean and air activities, many managed by Four Seasons. The beachfront Four Seasons Resort Lanai features 213 guest rooms in a series of low-rise buildings spread along the Pacific coastline, providing a private residential experience. The Resort offers outdoor restaurants including NOBU LANAI, spa, championship golf and tennis, a kids club, beach and pool with spacious seating areas nestled among tropical gardens, complimentary wellness classes, cultural workshops and luxury retail boutiques.
Read the Spring 2023 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.
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