The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Japan
The Mandarin Oriental's luxury spa is the complete urban spa package: decadent and personalised treatments, a variety of top-notch facilities, VIP spa suites and an eye-popping view. Plus, director Ayuko Suzuki spent 16 years studying and working abroad, so her spa provides excellent English support and caters to Western expectations for a wellness facility. That's why it's the only resort in Japan to get a five-star rating from the Forbes Travel Guide.
The staff provide a consultation to help guests choose the best treatment for their individual needs, and LUXOS recommends that you try the three-hour Sakura Ritual, which includes a foot bath, moisturising azuki bean scrub and full-body massage. Be sure to enjoy the spa's pool, amethyst crystal steam room, sky view sauna and rain showers before you venture back into the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Biologique Recherche, Paris, France
Set back from the Champs Élysées in a quiet, cobbled courtyard, Biologique is the perfect place to relax. As the name suggests, it takes an almost scientific approach that begins with a personalised skin consultation followed by a bespoke treatment. Try the 3D-printed mask with woven hyaluronic acid nanofibres, a safer alternative to age-defying solutions used by other spas.
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Evasiom Spa, Madrid, Spain
Take a trip around the world and discover a sanctuary where the beauty, spirit and traditions of the East and West come together and form a unique wellness experience. Evasiom bases its treatments on ancient and contemporary techniques as well as holistic principles that are designed to revitalise and restore peace and harmony to the mind and body.
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Ushvani, London, England
This sleek, teak, serene and masterful sanctuary set in a Chelsea townhouse is the authority on Eastern wellbeing, the brainchild of a New York state attorney intent on introducing Malaysian healing to the luxury London spa circuit. Enveloping soothing facilities and the alchemical touches of therapists who embrace faithful practices from curative Thai stretches to contemporary Mandi baths, a visit to Ushvani offers restoration from the inside out.
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Armani Spa, Milan, Italy
Nothing oozes Milan glamour more than Giorgio Armani. His flagship complex, located on Via Manzoni, is home to a whole world of everything GA. Most spectacularly, the spa on the upper level of the Armani Hotel is about to take your breath away. With stunning views looking out onto the Duomo and an internal aesthetic that screams minimal chic, the setting for an indulgent afternoon is appropriately set. The spa features relaxation areas, sauna, couples massage rooms, a gym and private dining. If you are looking for the most opulent way to spa in the city, then Armani is where you need to go. Clear your schedule, turn off your phone and put on a luxurious robe. The rest, well, you'll have to find out for yourself.
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