June 13

Top 3 Spas in the United States

Condé Nast Traveler has published an article compiling a list of the top ten spas in the United States.  Here, we highlight the top three.


1. Mohonk Mountain Spa – Located in New Paltz, NY, the Mohonk Mountain Spa is an oasis in the mountains of the Hudson Valley.  Just 90 miles north of New York City, Mohonk Mountain Spa is the perfect place for a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.  Not only can you luxuriate yourself in the 16 treatment rooms, a heated outdoor mineral pool, and “exceptional staff,” but you can also enjoy cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and hiking on 85 miles of trails.

2. Waldorf Astoria Elysian Spa – This world-renowned hotel chain’s Chicago location boasts an “oasis of luxury” in the windy city.  Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, one can choose from a wide variety of treatments, ranging from the Lava Shell Massage to the Elysian cleanse, which combines water therapy, a customized marine massage and a calming cocoon to exfoliate and renew the skin.  Those staying at the hotel may also indulge in the in-room treatments, which include the children’s spa treatments and the Elysian Bath Service.

3. Mokara Hotel Spa – The Mokara Hotel Spa, located in San Antonio, TX is celebrated for its excellent staff, which adheres to the hotel’s mission of “exceptional included.”  The poolside cafe has breathtaking views of San Antonio, and the treatments are truly spectacular.  One of the most famed treatments that is exclusive to the Mokara is the Summer Rain Massage.  For this treatment, fresh lemon and jojoba beads are blended with stimulating extracts of ruby grapefruit and blood orange to soften the skin.  Next, a cascade of warm water flows over you as you’re massaged with lavender oil.  A soothing application of hydrating lemon verbena moisturizer concludes your session.