Cool Spa Weekends in New York & LA

I love the buzz of New York and the LA scene, but if it all gets too much, there’s nothing like a trip to a spa to refresh and rejuvenate. Looking for the best spas in and around the two cities? Check these out…

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Forget staying up all night partying, wellness weekenders are the new off-duty activity of choice. So, if you’re in LA or New York and you need some pampering, use your downtime for a relaxing night away in a spa hotel. Whether it’s chic New York spas you seek or country retreats so you can feel like you’re really escaping, these NYC and LA-accessible options are sure to leave you feeling rested and refreshed.

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New York Spas

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

For something really special, you could check in for a spa weekend at the Mandarin Oriental, and try the three-hour Thai Yoga Journey that combines yoga therapies and Thai yoga massage to help rebalance yourself.

Spa de La Mer at Baccarat Hotel & Residences

Check into the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in the city and make the most of some of the most luxurious treatments in New York at the Spa de La Mer, the luxury brand’s first dedicated spa space. Treatments options include being hand-painted all over with melted shea butter, diamond-powder exfoliation and La Mer’s signature Miracle Broth hydration.

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Outside the city

The Lodge at Woodloch

If you want to escape the city for a weekend away from it all, check into the luxurious The Lodge at Woodloch retreat in Upstate New York, about 2.5 hours from the city, with all-inclusive meals, gorgeous spa facilities and group exercise programmes.

LA Spas

The Beverly Hills Hotel

This classic Hollywood haunt is not only a gorgeous place to spend the weekend thanks to its palm-printed walls and Instagram-worthy interiors, but the spa is fabulous, too. Spend time lounging by the pool enjoying the free pool snacks in between luxury facials and massages.

Viceroy L’ermitage Beverly Hills

Within walking distance of Rodeo Drive but in the privacy of a quiet tree-lined residential street, this is the perfect Hollywood escape. The massages are absolutely amazing, and gorgeous spa facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, private poolside cabanas, treatment rooms, steam rooms and a fitness centre.

Shutters on the Beach

For something a little different, check out this gorgeous ocean-front hotel in Santa Monica, the only spot in the area offering treatments from Kerstin Florian and Omorovicza. The private poolside cabanas are perfect for lounging on for some much-needed R&R time, too.

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