Our autumnal spa feature takes us on a journey to destinations around the world famous for stunning fall foliage and gorgeous seasonal temperatures. We then return to a Las Vegas favorite, perfect for a day of pampering before hitting the red carpet to many events of the social season.
The Spa Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, Kyoto, Japan
In city known for its incredible palette of leaves changing color amid its Japanese architecture, Kyoto is the perfect spot for an autumn trip. The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is in this former city of emperor’s temple district; it surrounds the 800-year-old Shakusuien, a pond garden. The grounds itself whisper of relaxation and peace, the hotel stylishly designed with hints of Japan’s famous minimalism.
The spa takes cues from its environment with treatments such as the Zen Mind and Spirit, in which guests experience a full-body slow-stoke massages to relieve stress and transcend into another plane of relaxation, culminating in a sake bath. The featured Royal Enso Treatment is fit for an empress, which begins with a scrub of bamboo extract and organic green tea. Next, rice milk is drizzled along shoulders and spine, followed by a honey-dipped poultice massage.
Bathing rituals are additional experiences to prepare guests for massage or scrub treatments. Influenced by ancient Japanese traditions, the menu of options include sake, Uji green tea and yarrow milk baths.
Multiple facial services are noninvasive alternatives for Botox and fillers, drawing upon centuries-old acupressure techniques. Tatcha gold-leaf products are applied, lending to an organic face-lift effect. For the 80-minute Facial Transformation by Biologique Recherche, skilled aestheticians stimulate collagen growth and use the Parisian line’s antiaging products to soothe and reinvigorate skin. The Second Skin Facial is pure regeneration on the extracellular level, treating signs of aging with sumptuous products.
Bob & Cloche Beauty Lodge
The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Scotland
Gleneagles recently finished a property wide transformation and debuted Bob & Cloche. This Scottish beauty destination is housed in the former gate lodge and includes a nail bar, pedicure den, salon and treatment rooms. Not only is the space both glamorous and cozy, taking décor hints from a bygone era, but treatments feature products from award-winning British skincare line Oskia. Anti-aging facials are bespoke and leave skin healthy with a luminous glow.
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas
Spanning more than 134,000 square feet and offering more than 150 options for wellness experiences, Canyon Ranch is a peaceful escape right on the Las Vegas Strip. The spa is known for its calming atmospheres, including a crystal steam room, experiential rain cooling showers and HydroSpa lounge with massage fountains. Signature Aquavana thermal cabins relax muscles and remove toxins from the body. In addition to a full fitness facility, Canyon Ranch offers ritual baths, services inspired from the East, and traditional facials and massages.
Spa St. James
The Ritz-Carlton, Montréal
Opened in 1921 and called The Grande Dame of Sherbrooke Street, The Ritz-Carlton Montréal is Quebec’s only five-diamond hotel. Nestled inside is the Spa St. James, a peaceful oasis famed for Canadian-inspired treatments,
including its signature maple sugar massage or nail treatment. Additionally, the spa features a “face-lift” treatment that utilizes a gentle microcurrent to retrain facial muscles, leaving the face (and the body) rejuvenated. The award-winning Spa St. James has 12 treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge with fireplaces, perfect for a fall escape!