Spa rises to new heights in 2014 with new city spas, luxury resorts and even festivals venturing into spa, it’s never been better to try a spa treatment or two.
Bath – Gainsborough Bath Spa
Opening Spring 2014, The Gainsborough Bath Spa exclusively offers three natural thermal pools and is set to become the only natural thermal spa within a hotel in the UK.
Austria – Altitude Festival
Combine comedy, ski and spa at Mayrhofen, late March and April 2014. Featuring John Bishop and Marcus Brigstocke in one of Europe’s most picturesque ski resorts, combine your ticket with a spa treat at Hotel Strass Wellness Spa – sauna steam, hammam, thalasso and salt water pool.
Thailand – COMO Phuket
Phuket continues to go upmarket with the launch of COMO Hotels & Resorts’ Point Yamu by COMO. A 106-room resort on Phuket, Point Yamu’s which includes a COMO Shambhala wellness retreat, a 100m infinity pool and two world-class restaurants (Thai and Italian) overlooking the turquoise Phang Nga Bay.
Germany – Villa Stephanie at Brenners Park Hotel and Spa
In the foothills of the Black Forest in Baden Baden, the new ultra deluxe extension to Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa will focus on four distinct areas combining beauty, detox, emotional and medical care over an impressive 5000m2 of interior space.
Amsterdam – Waldorf Astoria August 2014
Boasting a historical exterior comprising six original 18th century canal palaces and a unique grand staircase built by the architect of Louis XIV, Daniel Marot, the stunning Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam not only stakes its claim on the Dutch city, its launches with a new luxury spa. Opening August.
Doha – Anantara Doha Island Resort & Spa
Located 11 km from downtown Doha and 20 minutes by boat from Doha International Airport the resort is an exclusive 13 hectare island that boasts its own marina and reefs. Anantara Spa & fitness centre (6 treatment rooms) including an Over Water Spa, Wellness Centre, Four swimming pools totalling 10,000 square metres.
Venice – JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Venice
Opening on Sacca Sessola, a private island in the Venice lagoon, this offers bright modern lines and outdoor pools. It’s a real resort-style hotel in the centre of town with spa to match.