Travel Picks: Top hotel spas for a pampered break

Fri Sep 4, 2009 9:55am EDT
 
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NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - If being pampered is your idea of the perfect vacation, an increasing number of hotels are catering for you.

Online travel guide book publisher and hotel booking service LUXE City Guides Hotel & Villa Collection has compiled a list of the top best hotel spas (www.luxecityguides.com). Reuters has not endorsed this list.

1. Barcelona - Six Senses Spaat the Hotel Arts Barcelona

With endless views over the Mediterranean from the 42nd and 43rd floors, this spa offers chromotherapy -- or color therapy using six colors to promote balance and healing -- as well as steam rooms, sundecks, vitality pools, and ice fountains. (www.sixsensespas.com)

2. Hong Kong - The Oriental Spa at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental

The epitome of urban spa excellence, women and men get separate areas and services like dry sauna and Laconium respectively. The 'Path to Recovery' treatment, with top-to-toe pressure point massages, is ideal for metropolitan highfliers or try the Shanghainese medical pedicure. (www.mandarinoriental.com)

3. Los Angeles - Argyle Salon & Spa at Sunset Tower Hotel

At this two-floor, 6,600 sq ft spa with patio space, book in for the 'Argyle Ultimate Experience' for all over pampering, or there's a hammam, beauty salon and medi spa, with treatments offered in outside cabanas. (www.argylela.com)

4. Miami - The Standard Spa at The Standard Miami Beach   Continued...

 
<p>The massage room in the spa area of the "Balance Resort" hotel is pictured in the village of Stegersbach in the Austrian province of Styria May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>