5 Spas Advancing Their Wellness Programs

More spas have reopened and are now offering tons of new treatments for the face, body and overall wellness.

Auriga Wellness at Capella Bangkok
Auriga Wellness at Capella Bangkok
Courtesy of Capella Bangkok

More spas are reopening and even debuting as 2021 progresses, and they're coming up with unique and exciting treatment options that address client concerns inside and out. Here are five of the latest spa openings. 

1. Thompson Dallas Hotel

Thompson Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, has officially opened its in-house Thompson Spa, which features five private treatment rooms as well as private locker rooms, steam showers, infrared saunas, hot and cold plunge pools, and relaxation areas with wellness experts on call.  

The spa menu includes numerous massage options, high-end face and body treatments, nail services, waxing and hair styling. It also offers services for men and those on a time crunch. 

2. Hyatt Regency Aruba

The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that included a transformed ZoiA Spa and updated wellness offerings. 

ZoiA Spa encourages guests to find balance through an emphasis on energy, purity, serenity and devotion. With 16 treatment rooms, the spa offers a variety of treatments ranging from Aruba Sun Rescue using local aloe, to Island Breeze with a pineapple sugar scrub.

The Massage den Awa is a gentle form of body therapy performed in the new adults-only Trankilo pool, delivering deep relaxation with a combination of massage, shiatsu and muscle stretching. Trankilo also features 10 private cabanas that include a shower, smart TV, minibar, crudités, island aloe products, sofa and more. Select cabanas allow guests to receive spa treatments. 

The property also hired a Wellness and Well-being Ambassador who focuses on working with guests on three key areas: feel, fuel and function. The manager creates and enhances experiences related to wellness and mindfulness such as aerial and beach yoga, meditation, and water and land excursions. 

3. The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Dorchester Collection's Beverly Hills Hotel unveiled The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa, which has a new design that evokes a sense of serenity while maintaining a playful attitude and chic sensibility. The reception desk now allows for private check-in and checkout experiences, retail vitrine displays are filled with luxury spa products, and a relaxation room has been added for guests to enjoy before their treatments. 

The spa features four treatment rooms for body and facial therapies and one duet suite that can accommodate two guests at the same time. A nail suite has been added, with two pedicure chairs and a manicure area featuring natural light from the citrus garden. The locker rooms feature steam showers and other spa amenities to help guests unwind and decompress. Treatment tables are equipped with warming heaters and a comfortable cushion system. 

4. The WELL New York

The WELL New York has reopened its flagship location with expanded medical and wellness offerings, including a wellness sanctuary for locals with a new remodel for added flexibility. It's now also providing these expanded offerings without a membership program to allow spa-goers further flexibility. 

The space includes a full-service spa; robust medical practice; Rest & Recovery lounge; three yoga, fitness and meditation studios; and a coed thermal suite. The Expanded Medical Practice includes an expert team of doctors and practitioners, prioritizing leadership of female experts and individuals from diverse backgrounds. All are trained to create personalized integrated plans for anyone experiencing chronic symptoms such as digestive issues, fatigue, autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances and more. The Rest & Recovery Lounge features an assortment of touchless services including percussion therapy with Hypervolt and compression therapy with the NormaTec by Hyperice, along with doctor-formulated IV drips. 

The spa offers bodywork, massage, facials, foot rubs and vibrational healing practices such as craniosacral therapy, reiki and tapping EFT. New offerings include the East-Meets-West Acupuncture Facial and After Hours at The WELL, a four-hour wellness retreat available for up to four people.

5. Cabella Bangkok Resort

The Cabella Bangkok Resort has opened Aurega Wellness, a spa spearheaded by the renowned wellness specialists of GOCO hospitality. The spa blends contemporary wellness techniques with ancient Asian practices and knowledge. The 1,074-square-meter facility has seven treatment rooms, two spa suites, a thermal bathing area, a naturally lit tea lounge with an outdoor spa garden, and a fitness center. 

The spa program balances the heritage of the various communities with treatments embracing elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian healing rituals and time-honored Thai techniques. The menu includes massages, body scrubs, wraps, facials and cleansing rituals, and the property also offers yoga, tai-chi, personal training, TRX workouts and Muay Thai. 

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