Forget That Excess Baggage and Say Ahhhh
What’s your vacation style? Some have a “go-go-go” mindset and want to visit every hotspot and tourist spot, while others want to forget their excess baggage, slow down, and relax. Many plan getaways to spa destinations with the intention of completely detoxing and recharging. We pick five hotel spas that will help relaxation-seekers rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.
The Spa at Trump®, Trump Hotel Chicago | Chicago, Illinois
The Spa at Trump® offers 50 spa guest rooms with treatments like an ultimate urban body mask and gemstone-infused oil massages. Luxurious changing rooms with private steam, sauna, and deluge shower and their unique Spa Attaché service tend to your every need. Plus, it’s hard not to be inspired when relaxing before breathtaking panoramic views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. >> Read more
The Cloister | Sea Island, Georgia
The Cloister is located on Sea Island on Georgia’s beautiful, mostly undeveloped coast. Considered one of the top resorts in the world, their Forbes five-star spa is also top-notch, 65,000 square feet of luxury and serenity. From personal treatments to training sessions, indoor pools to cycling classes and yoga, you can customize a day – or a week – that fits your needs. Even kids can get pampered with hydrating facials, private yoga, and body scrubs. >> Read more
The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch | Avon, Colorado
If you like to relax amidst mountain views, then consider a stay at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain in the Colorado Rockies. The property boasts 180 guest rooms, skiing, golf, Wolfgang Puck dining, and the 21,000-square foot Bachelor Gulch Spa, rated four stars by Forbes. Their signature treatments are the Copper Tub Soak and Mountain Raindrop Therapy, which is said to inspire balance and harmony in the emotional body, relieving mental and emotional stress while restoring a sense of well-being. >> Read more
Travaasa | Austin, Texas
Austin is home to one of two Travaasa properties (the other is in Maui), a brand that strives to recapture the magic of travel. Located in Texas Hill Country, the Spa at Travaasa Austin features 11 treatment rooms, including a couple’s room, as well as a hot tub and dry sauna. An infinity pool overlooks the serene and scenic hill country landscape. The Farm-to-Body Pumpkin Detox Body Wrap incorporates organic pumpkin grown from Travaasa’s own farm. >> Read more
Mandarin Oriental | Las Vegas, Nevada
The 47-story Mandarin Oriental rises above the Vegas Strip and offers 392 Asian-inspired guest rooms and suites, world-class dining and entertainment, and a spa second to none. Spread over two-levels, the 27,000-square foot spa boasts 17 treatment rooms including seven private couple’s suites, Chinese foot spa, relaxation lounges with views of the Vegas skyline, and heat and water experiences including steam rooms, a hammam, a laconium, vitality pool, ladies’ rhassoul, men’s sauna and an ice fountain. >> Read more
So go ahead and plan a stay at one of these hotel spas. And don’t worry about the hassle of shipping luggage or skis. Soon you’ll be asking, what excess baggage? Tell us your vacation style. Do you have a favorite spot where you like to unwind?