Ok..So here how its gone down…world wide..Christmas has swooped in and taken over our lives this week…We have all celebrated the festive season with loved ones..close friends…distant relatives..or work colleagues..We have all eaten too much food, drunk too much champagne, laughed til we’ve cried..and cried til we laughed…..and..lets be honest..its bloody exhausting !..
So what better way to unwind and settle in for the New Years Celebrations preparation, than to check in to a very opulent, very OTT Day Spa and just breathe…..If thats not possible for you..right now..Take a look at some of the best Spas Worldwide listed by Conde Naste in 2012….and One or Two listed by me….Now…
The 2 images above are from the Crown Towers in Melbourne..I visited The Newly refurbished Spa today for a treatment and the design and furnishings are just divine..Breathtakingly divine..Designed by Singapore-based architect and interior designer, Michael Fiebrich, Crown Spa features a soothing palette of pale blues, greens and neutral tones inspired by nature. The “experience corridor” with customised carpet and hand-painted silk feature walls is welcoming and comforting..
So Spa, Sofitel Legend; Aswan Eygypt
The look: Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Liz Taylor’s Cleopatra. Treatment rooms look like medical offices, though there’s a pharaonic temple–themed pool surrounded by mosaicked pillars.
Who goes: Well-preserved French repeat visitors; Turkish businessmen on holiday; Americans at the end of luxury Nile cruises.
Laniwai Spa; Oahu Hawaii
A place of healing waters: There’s a pool for detoxing and a mineral one for revitalization, plus six outdoor rain showers, in the spa’s 23,000 square feet.
The look: Inside, tranquil wood-paneled corridors lead past a central “wishing pool” into treatment rooms; outside, landscaped gardens house coed pools and massage table
Talise Ottoman Spa; Dubai United Emirates
The biggest hammam in the Middle East—plus separate ladies’ and gentlemen’s spas, a couples’ spa, and treatments ranging from 30-minute facials to four-hour rituals using Aromatherapy Associates and Kerstin Florantin products.
The look: Palatial. Think Ottoman Empire at its height: marble, mosaics, murals, silk drapes, wooden latticing, domed ceilings, and two private courtyards.
Who goes: Young Arab ladies who lunch, and less-glamorous Western holidaymakers.
Armani Spa; Milan Italy
A glass-walled rooftop sanctuary where you can see Milan from sumptuous vantage points—including a heated infinity pool, a relaxation room, a juice bar, and a gym.
The look: Mr. Armani’s influence is felt in every shimmering champagne square inch of the 11,000-square-foot space, from the mosaic-tiled private shower rooms to the hand-painted stucco walls.
Who goes: La Milano bene, celebs (Beyoncé, Serena and Venus Williams).
Sahra Spa and Hammam; Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas
Recently On a trip to Vegas, I was lucky in love and stayed at the Brand New Cosmopolitan Hotel…I was also lucky enough to enter and discover a truly unique experience. A true oasis, Sahra could rise only from the desert. Breathtaking natural walls mirror poetic slot canyons. Veins of silver thread throughout, while silver ceilings mimic nights lit by moon and stars. Long, dramatic hallways lead to experiences no less powerful. Sink into the Space Between, a serenity lounge where falling waters are heard and absolute calm settles in a dramatic, soul-soaring atmosphere.
A monsoon cave rains serenity. The steam room gets reimagined, unveiling a cool micromist. Bask on a giant stone slab, heated from within as if by an eternal sun. This motherstone is the center of our signature hammam room and treatments.
So if this has inspired you to take a breath in and relax, get centred, get pampered, get some time out..thats perfect….if not??..You need to chill out man…..For reals..
Enjoy the week before NYE..Stay safe..