Eight new spas to visit for a truly relaxing vacation

From the shores of Mexico and Puerto Rico to urban oases in London, New York City and Texas, here are eight new spas to visit in 2024.

The Spa & Wellness Centre at The Peninsula London

Belgravia, London

Opens Dec. 1, 2023

A serene oasis encompassing the spacious, quiet lower floor of the hotel, The Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre will offer an array of therapies – both ancient and modern – that address busy lifestyles in a luxurious and elegant environment.

The facility includes seven private rooms where guests can receive massages, face and body treatments, and balancing rituals incorporating Ayurvedic aromatherapy. The program focuses on driving results, as resident practitioners zone in on specific needs and health challenges with the high-performance beauty brand Margy’s and Ayurveda aromatherapy specialist Subtle Energies.

With seven treatment rooms, four thermal suites, an 82-foot indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness studio and opportunities for outdoor activity in the adjacent Royal Parks, this sanctuary of wellbeing exists to enhance mind, body and spirit, supporting The Peninsula Hotels’ philosophy of a Life Lived Best.

ONDA, An Auberge Spa at Susurros del Corazón

Punta de Mita, Mexico

Opened November 2023

The largest and most innovative resort spa on the Bahía de Banderas (which includes Punta de Mita and Puerto Vallarta) has just opened. Drawing on the Mexican phrase, “que onda?,” which asks “what’s your vibe?,”

ONDA answers with joyfulness, playfulness and lightness. Eleven spacious treatment rooms are the setting for transformative body, skin, hair and scalp therapies that utilize the power of natural stones such as turquoise and jasper and ingredients including cupuaçu and Chilean rosehip seed oil, from the Latina-owned, plant-based skincare brand Sanara. Las Ondas, a signature experience, is a rhythmic massage designed to help the body let go of its old patterns, release deep-seated tension and bring a renewed sense of vitality.

As “onda” can also be translated to “waves,” this treatment mimics the flow and fluidity of the waves and the renewing energy of the Pacific Ocean, located just steps away. Another signature treatment, El Cuerpo Ritual, begins with a yerba maté foot soak that leads into a deep, full-body exfoliation using natural bamboo fibers and mango seed to nod to the wellness rituals of Latin America’s past. The whole body will drink up skin-nourishing vitamins and warming oils for a transformation inside and out.

SHA Mexico

Costa Mujeres, Mexico

Opening January 2024

SHA Wellness is a clinical luxury wellness resort on the Mediterranean Sea in Spain, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. A brand-new location will open in Costa Mujeres, Mexico in January 2024 – bringing its world-renowned method to the Americas. With 100 suites and 35 residences, SHA Mexico will be a health-centered resort and a wellness paradise in a setting of pristine nature and cultural heritage. 

SHA offers personalized health programs curated to meet each guest’s needs and wellness goals to find the optimal state of complete physical, mental and spiritual wellness. The SHA Method, which has been developed and overseen by world-renowned experts, brings together the latest advances in scientific medicine and the most effective natural therapies with a focus on preventive, genetic and anti-aging medicine.

The 4, 17, 14 and 21-day programs include; optimal weight, healthy aging, advanced detox, rebalance, leader’s performance, and intensive (optimal weight + advanced detox). SHA also recently launched a sexual health unit dedicated to studying sexual function and wellness, inclusive of hormone consultation and therapy. In addition to health and wellness offerings, on-site amenities will include two restaurants, SHAmadi and Earthy, a Hydrotherapy Circuit, spa, meditation rooms, direct beach access and a natural cenote.

The Spa at Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection

Los Cabos, Mexico

Opening December 2023

Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, Los Cabos’ most iconic luxury resort, will debut its revamped spa and fitness center before the end of the year. Drawing inspiration from the philosophy and practice of the medicine wheel, utilized by many indigenous tribes in Mexico, the spa experience will be elevated to the next level to promote holistic restoration.

This healing framework incorporates four quadrants, the four elements of Fire, Earth, Wind and Water, into treatments, enabling spa guests to reach their peak physical, mental, spiritual and emotional state. Guests are welcomed to intentionally restore their spirit with new transformative half- and full- day wellness journeys, derived from Los Cabos’ natural environment and using generational energy as a catalyst for renewal. The new wellness space will boast innovative enhancements for the modern traveler while maintaining the soul of Esperanza and introducing ancestral healing philosophies.

The Spa at Thompson Houston

Houston, Texas

Opening January 2024

Houston’s newest and most stylish hotel, overlooking the verdant Buffalo Bayou Park, offers a coveted oasis and a new wellness destination within the city. One of the property’s most illustrious features is its stunning sanctuary-inspired spa and wellness floor devoted to full body restoration.

Highlights of the brand-new spa include multiple treatment rooms with spa treatments on par with those of a destination spa resort, indoor & outdoor relaxation areas, a full-service hair and nail salon, and a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center. The spa’s curved architecture, textured walls, and soft lighting envelop guests as they enter and coax complete rejuvenation and serenity.

Further, the fresh modern hotel encompasses 172 originally designed guest rooms, including 34 suites, all of which boast floor-to-ceiling windows with jaw-dropping views from the city skyline to Buffalo Bayou Park, paying homage to the hotel’s natural surroundings with earthy colors, organic materials, and genuine hardwood floors.

Intuisse Spa at Maison Hudson

West Village, New York City

Opening January 2024

Introducing a revolutionary phase of well-being and longevity in NYC’s West Village for locals and discerning travelers in the know, Intuisse Spa at the new Maison Hudson luxury residences offers transformational wellness experiences from the Swiss science-led skin-health company, Intuisse, at its first U.S. location.

Signature facials incorporate the rejuvenating power of Intuisse’s patent-pending Active NAD+ liposomal formulations, stimulating cellular renewal and unlocking the skin’s natural luminosity. Expert therapists can help personalize even further, with an oxygenation treatment or facial massage add-on. After a long day exploring the West Village, bodywork treatments can be personalized to best support the needs of travelers – from pain to stress reduction and relaxation.

As part of Intuisse’s offerings at Maison Hudson, they have partnered with NADclinic, one of the world’s best-known and leading brands within the longevity and human performance space. Using NAD+ as a holistic, preventative and hyper-personalized therapy, guests of the Intuisse spa can experience IV drips aimed at beating fatigue, combatting jet lag, encouraging fat loss or finding optimal performance for executives.

Dedicated to providing an exquisite escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, spa facilities also include a gym with state-of-the-art equipment, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and Tisanerie, an herbal tea sanctuary designed to nurture the body and soul before and after treatments.­

Ash, An Auberge Spa at Bowie House

Fort Worth, Texas

Opens December 1, 2023

A haven for self-care and rejuvenation, Ash is the new hotel’s serene spa, offering a luxurious and cutting-edge wellness experience that has never existed in the destination. Inspired by the outdoors and all things wild and free, this new wellness destination offers sanctuary and transformation in a space exuding all the comfort and steadiness of the barns so ubiquitous across Texas.

Enjoying private access to the pool deck, it encompasses 5 treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room, a fitness center, nail studio, boutique and relaxation lounge. Thoughtful experiences include water dancing, synergistic skin treatments, infrared therapy, non-sleep deep rest massage and made-to-measure apothecary, while daily fitness classes and a program of visiting wellness specialists ensure guests and locals alike have every opportunity to optimize their wellbeing.

The Spa at La Concha Resort

San Juan, PR

Opens January 2024

Debuting in January 2024, San Juan’s premier beachfront resort, La Concha Resort, will debut a highly anticipated new spa, a welcomed wellness feature as part of a resort-wide renovation.

Bringing a new sense of opulence to the waterfront property, La Concha’s expansive new spa will offer a haven for tranquility and rejuvenation. Each treatment room will feature an elevated esthetic with soft ambient lighting, white furnishings, curved walls, soothing ocean views, and unique touches such as smooth river stones lining the floors of each treatment room. Treatments will honor the mind, body and soul with a treatment menu available soon.




A Bohemian hotel with 24 rooms opened on Türkiye’s Aegean coast

Bobo by The Stay, the newest of the Stay Hotels, has now opened in Bodrum. Perched high above the sparkling Aegean, Bobo offers guests ​​exclusive access to the turquoise waters of Cennet Bay, on the Turkish Riviera. Bobo was designed by visionary architect Mahmut Anlar and his team at Geo ID. The hotel, tailored for adults, opens with 24 exclusive

Marriott’s Luxury Collection makes its grand debut in Munich

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, recently opened the Koenigshof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Munich. Situated in the heart of Munich’s historical “Stachus” Square, this property marks The Luxury Collection brand’s debut in Germany. Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Nieto Sobejano, the hotel captures the timeless sophistication and attitude of Munich with a new, contemporary design, which beautifully

Why does this hotel look like it’s made of giant Jenga blocks?

While doing a lazy backstroke in the lagoon pool, my eyes gravitate to the constellation of lights reflected in the mirrored ceiling five storeys above. All that’s on my mind is relaxation and the illuminated eye candy – not thoughts of hallmark sustainability, biophilic design, or carbon sequestering.   But, I will eventually wrap my head around all the eco

The Canadian government just issued terror warnings for 9 European countries

As the summer travel season in Europe heats up, the Government of Canada has issued a series of travel advisories for select countries in Europe, due to potential acts of terrorism. The threat of terrorism in Europe remains ongoing, and attacks can happen anywhere at any time, though government buildings, including schools, places of worship, airports, and other major tourist