Super Spas (for the Still-Rich)

Less waiting perhaps, too, at these top-flight pushers of relaxation
By Kristina Loew,  Newser User
Posted Jan 7, 2009 6:45 PM CST
This undated photo provided by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation shows the women's lounge, where guests may relax with tea or listen to music between spa services.    (The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
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(Newser) – From ancient minerals and monasteries to herb-infused wraps and waterfalls, sit back, relax, and enjoy Vanity Fair’s list of the world’s poshest spas:

  • Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Jet-setters can get a taste of the Old American West, where “wildlife runs wild.”
  • The Spa at Gleneagles, Scotland: Inspired by Coco Chanel, this aesthetically pleasing getaway even offers a Golfer’s Tonic Massage.
  • Miraval Tucson, Arizona: Only at a spa can an eco-friendly desert oasis include a cascading waterfall.

  • COMO Shambhala Retreat, Turks and Caicos: Known for frequently hosting world-renowned yoga teachers.
  • Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Prague: Located in a former Renaissance-era chapel, visitors can view ancient remnants under a glass floor.
  • The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia: Relax and be part of history at this colonial retreat, which gives part of the proceeds to preserving an 18th-century town made famous by the founding fathers.