The Latest News in Spa Travel to Europe

Hotel Barriere Les Neiges Courchevel, France, has 20 luxury suites with mountain views. Seen here is a Junior Suite.

Several new and upcoming hotels in Europe offer lavish spa and wellness amenities. Take a peek at what guests can expect from the new hotels — all of which are candidates for our sister publication Luxury Travel Advisor’s Awards of Excellence for Most Anticipated Hotel Opening for 2017.

Banyan Tree Bodrum, Turkey: Banyan Tree’s first Turkey hotel is set to open in Bodrum this spring. The 40-room / 30-suite resort will be home to Banyan Tree’s award-winning tropical spa concept. At the 21,500-square-foot wellness facility, guests have access to 14 spa suites, each complete with a private pool. There are also Turkish baths, a beach spa and The Rainforest Experience. The latter is a fusion spa treatment combining signature spa elements with hydrothermal facilities. The experience includes a rain walk, steam bath, bucket shower, sauna, ice fountain and a vitality pool.

Hotel Barriere les Neiges Courchevel, France: This French chalet provides ski-to-door access and ski school. For those looking to combine an active and lavish lifestyle, the Barriere Les Neiges has 42 luxury rooms and suites with mountain views and a ski room that provides some of the most exclusive brands in clothing, ski equipment and accessories.  The resort is also home to the Spa Diane Barriere, which has treatments and massages specifically designed for high-altitude conditions. The hotel also presents select wellness coaching options with sessions dedicated to Pilates, stretching après-ski and aqua biking.


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Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, London: Set to open in June, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is one of London’s most highly anticipated openings. The five-story structure uses modern design techniques with stepped balconies made of glass fibers, concrete and steel beams. Inside, there will be 143 guestrooms, seven suites, a rooftop bar and a terrace set to open later in the year. For fitness and wellness buffs alike, the hotel comes with a state-of-the-art spa with multiple private treatment rooms, a Pilates studio, a Technogym-equipped fitness area, a sauna and steam room.  The hotel is now accepting reservations.

The NED – London: Occupying a former Midland Bank Building in Central London, The NED has 252 luxury rooms and amenities that include a 32-foot lap pool lined with Italian marble and a restaurant with a retractable glass roof and two domes, which will house cozy bars.

For wellness, there is a subterranean Cowshed spa with a 65-foot lap pool in a former bank vault, a gym with a boxing ring, plus the Cheeky nail bar and Neville barbershop. Cowshed is furnished with lavish wingback armchairs and has an assortment of massages, facials, and mani / pedis. Cheeky, offering similar services, is a one-stop shop for those on a time crunch while Neville is crafted for gentlemen, and is popular for its traditional wet shaves (and cold brews) in a speakeasy-style lounge.

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, London: Centrally located near the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and River Thames, Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square comprises 89 guestrooms, 11 suites, eight spa treatment suites and three restaurants and lounges. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the spa here showcases classical columns and design aspects inspired by the ancient Romans. The spa covers 18,000 square feet and includes a spacious Spa Suite for couples and a Hamman Suite.

Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, sauna, private relaxation areas, women’s steam room, and a swanky nail salon equipped with four manicure stations and two pedicure stations. For the fitness-minded, a wood-paneled gym with floor-to-ceiling mirrors awaits. The 1,776-square-foot gym has the latest Matrix strength and cardiovascular equipment with an array of treadmills, ascent trainers, ellipticals and bikes.

Dubai and Marrakech: Just beyond Europe, the Talisa Spa at the new Jumeirah Al Nassem in Dubai has 26 luxury treatment rooms, cabanas for massages on the beach, Secret Garden for outdoor Thai Massage and more, while the Oberoi Marrakech’s 21,528-square-foot spa, set on a private island in a lake, offers Ayurvedic and Moroccan-inspired therapies.