The world of wellness is ever changing, and with each season trends continue to inspire anew. Last year it was cryotherapy, vegan products and 24-carat gold facials, this year its IV infusions, goat yoga and CBD treatments. With a constant flurry of new hotel openings, there’s always somewhere to get excited about.
We’ve created a guide of our favourites, so you can discover some of the world’s best places to escape to. Read our spa hotel reviews; keep up to date with the latest news; and relive the best experiences at home with our pick of the top products found in hotel spas. And… relax.
The (s)low down
The latest news, openings and experiences
Give your teeth a break
As part of its health and wellness offering, Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel, which opens October 1, is enticing guests with a preventative dental and gum detox. The wellness and dental team at Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel will not only be able to treat problem gums and teeth but will also offer guests advice on how to look after their gnashers as well as tips on diet and nutrition.
• Dental treatments from £53 (longevityalvor.com)
Tata Harper takeover at The Lanesborough
Tata Harper makes its UK hotel spa debut at The Lanesborough Club & Spa. From October, hotel guests and club members will be able to enjoy 100 per cent natural and organic treatments, choosing from a menu of bespoke signature treatments, completely exclusive to the Club & Spa, as well as purchase a full range of products from the spa’s boutique. Hotel Lou Pinet in St Tropez has also just opened a Tata Harper Spa.
Grow a New Body at a Six Senses Kaplankaya retreat
Souls looking to reset their natural body clock, manage emotions and shed years of old programming, among other things, can consult Dr. Alberto Villoldo (author, healer and medical anthropologist with a PhD in psychology) on the Grow a New Body programme at Six Senses Kaplankaya. Full-board treatment includes shaman medicine sessions, IV infusions, lectures, wellness activities and treatments, plus more.
• Seven-night retreat from €8,360 (£7,518) per person; next one October 14-21 (sixsenses.com)
An Indian Summer break in Cornwall
The Headland‘s new Indian Summer wellness package includes a two-night stay in a Coastal room with sea views, a full Cornish breakfast, a three-course meal with a glass of fizz at Samphire restaurant, plus a 30-minute treatment. Choose between a back, neck and shoulder massage, a skin booster facial, frangipani body scrub, or an Infinite Shine pedicure or manicure. For keen surfers, Fistral Beach is a hop away.
• Two-night stays from £240 per person until October 31 (01637 872211; headlandhotel.co.uk)
Pot to pores at Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn is the latest hotel to jump on the CBD train as it adds the CannaGlow CBD and hemp body scrub to the Ocean Spa’s treatment list. CBD is a dormant part of the cannabis flower and hailed an antidote for common ailments: from chronic pain to acne. The treatment is said to gently exfoliate both face and body, reducing the size of pores, cellulite and blemishes whilst soothing both muscles and mind.
Spa and Stay
Read our full reviews of the world’s best places to spa and stay
Inside Lime Wood’s Herb House, the New Forest’s most refreshing retreat
Come here for a break at a contemporary, stylish country house hotel spa that makes the most of its peaceful setting, in the New Forest National Park. It’s also one of only three UK locations offering treatments by celebrity facialist Sarah Chapman (from £115 for 60 minutes). Go for a two-hour Bamford Body Signature Treatment for something special.
Take me home
Miracle Mud Mask by Aman Skincare
Guests pining for that dewy post-Aman-facial glow can recreate the experience at home thanks to Aman Skincare, which has just launched Miracle Mud Mask. With key ingredients inspired by Aman destinations, including black Peruvian mud sourced from the Andes, cactus oil, zinc, aloe vera and cocoa butters, it’s a soothing antidote for skin that may have been exposed to lots of sun over the summer.
• Miracle Mud Mask £75 for 50ml (aman.com)
You don’t have to be a ‘creative soul’, as the Soho House rules put it, to indulge in a little bit of the group’s Cowshed spa therapy. The award-winning products are available to buy and use at home. These include the Kahai Wonder Balm, a botanical multitasker that’s a nourishing moisturiser, salve and body butter, and fluffy robes as featured in all bedrooms and Cowshed spas, made by Frette and embroidered with a Soho House logo.