Inspiration from some of the hottest places to check your baggage—here, the top looks and destinations to kick start the new year.
1. The Western Front
Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah
The Scene: The seclusion and sweeping desert views of sandstone mesas
The Draw: Saltwater flotation therapy treatments, acupressure facials, and scenic hot-air balloon flights
The Clientele: Brad and Angelina, Michael Kors.
2. Peak Performance
Therme Vals, Graubünden, Switzerland
The Scene: Mod architecture meets Alpine-postcard beauty
The Draw: Thoroughly Swiss and set in a Heidi-esque valley, Therme Vals is known for its healing thermal spring and trad menu: massages and mud wraps.
The Clientele: Design junkies angling for a glimpse of Peter Zumthor’s cavelike quartzite bathhouse.
3. Urban Jungle
Las Alcobas, Mexico City, Mexico
The Scene: Smack in the middle of the bustling high-end shopping district Polanco, this boutique hotel and spa is perfectly positioned for therapy—retail or spiritual.
The Draw: Plant-based indulgences, such as a scrub with agave nectar, pay homage to the country’s Aztec and Mayan heritage.
The Clientele: Urbanites seeking relaxation without isolation.