NYC's New Luxury Day Spa Opens
In December, Cornelia opened its doors to the eager Manhattan public. The property, founded by Cornelia Zicu (formerly the head esthetician of the Spa at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City), spans 20,000-square-feet across two floors and features a rooftop garden and watsu pool. Revitalize in their Romanian Tea Baths, enjoy a Romanian Mud-less Mud Bath, or get wrapped up in one of their fourteen treatment rooms. The main floor of Cornelia also features a full service hair salon, a Men's Barber Shop, and a library where guests can relax in soft chaise lounges. After your day of pampering, head to the rooftop pool bar for a glass of champagne. For more information call (212) 759-9375 or visit www.corneliafifthavenue.com
Hotel Guanahani Spa Opens in St. Barts
This winter St. Barts announced the opening of its first full-service spa, the Guanahani Spa by Clarins at Hotel Guanahani. The 5,000-square-foot ocean-view spa features an open-air design showcasing rich woods, natural stones, and water features. The spa menu includes Vichy treatments, a flotation bed, and hydrotherapy treatments as well as massages, facials, and a variety of body treatments. A swimming pool, a hammam, and an herbal tea room round out the already luxurious picture. The Hotel Guanahani, a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World, features 69 suites as well as the La Villa suiteâ€”a three-bedroom suite complete with swimming pool, large open shower, and a freestanding â€œlove tubâ€ whirlpool for two (that has a music system and lights that change color according to the sound.) For more information call (800) 223-6800 or visit www.leguanahani.com
Bellagio Breaks Vegas
Bellagio, the renowned Las Vegas centerpiece, celebrated the opening of its 65,000-square-foot spa and salon this past December. The new spa is based on Zen philosophy with sleek, clean lines, natural materials, reflecting pools, water walls, and illuminated aqua-colored glass. Treatments such as Gem Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, and Balinese massage as well as watsu are available. The new spa also features a private Barber Room, and a 6,000-square-foot fitness center overlooking the pool and Mediterranean gardens. The 54-treatment room spa features Pevonia, Jurlique, Nars, and Kerastase skin and beauty product lines, as well as a meditation room and Reflexology Pebble Walk. For more information call (702) 693-7111 or visit www.bellagio.com.