TripAdvisor Announces America's Top 10 Hotel Spas
Survey Reveals 30 Percent of U.S. Travelers Planning a New Year's
NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 8, 2013
NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor^®, the world's largest
travel site*, today announced the results of its wellness travel survey of
more than 1,100 U.S. travelers, together with the top 10 hotel spas in the
U.S. Thirty percent of travelers surveyed plan to take a trip dedicated to
rejuvenating their body, mind or spirit at the beginning of 2013. Of those
traveling, 49 percent will stay in a hotel, 17 percent will stay in a vacation
rental, and 16 percent plan to stay in the home of family or friends.
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"Our survey shows that for nearly a third of travelers, the beginning of a new
year is a chance to recharge their batteries with a rejuvenation trip," said
Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor. "With a hotel
being the most popular destination for these trips, we're delighted to
announce the most highly rated hotel spas in the U.S., according to
TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions."
Top 10 Hotel Spas in the U.S.^1:
1.Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara , Santa Barbara, California
– Average Nightly Rate: $436+^2
Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, this
Spanish-style hotel offers a variety of treatments including the signature
Four Seasons in One spa package which incorporates seasonal elements into
an 80-minute session. Other spa treatments available include botanical
facials, manicures, body scrubs, and organic aromatherapy massages. "The
spa treatments are a must," commented one TripAdvisor traveler.
2.Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes , Orlando, Florida – Average Nightly
Rate: $267+ ^2
Resembling an Italian palazzo, the 40,000 square-foot spa at this
Floridian hotel pampers travelers with unparalleled services and
amenities. After unwinding in one of 40 treatment rooms, guests can take a
dip in the heated outdoor pool or put their feet up on a plush chaise
lounge in the sanctuary room. A TripAdvisor traveler said, "I adore their
level of service, love the grounds, the pool is beautiful; the spa is
relaxing and soothing."
3.Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach , Miami Beach, Florida – Average
Nightly Rate: $522+ ^ 2
Located on the pristine shores of Miami Beach, this spectacular seaside
hotel boasts the largest wellness spa in Florida. Guests can relax in the
thermal suite, enjoy spa treatments including a muscle melt, Thai massage,
or sole reflexology, or take a fitness class. "The hotel and spa are
beautifully decorated, super clean and the spa facility provided many
amenities to make us comfortable," commented a TripAdvisor traveler.
4.Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village , Westlake Village, California –
Average Nightly Rate: $230+ ^2
With views of the Santa Monica Mountains, guests at this Conejo Valley
hotel can enjoy relaxing spa services, attend a cooking class, or even
perfect their smile with cosmetic dental services. Travelers are also
invited to cool off in a poolside cabana where dedicated staff will cater
to their needs. A TripAdvisor traveler commented, "The spa is tremendous
and allows you to relax and unwind."
5.Four Seasons Hotel Denver , Denver, Colorado – Average Nightly Rate: $268+
This 45-story landmark tower offers travelers a luxurious escape from
downtown Denver. Business travelers can take a quick break with
"executive" treatments, while those ready to fully recline can indulge in
a wine therapy spa service which includes a complimentary glass of
Chardonnay. A TripAdvisor traveler commented, "This property is especially
beautiful; from the fireplace in the lobby to the amazing spa."
6.Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas , Las Vegas, Nevada – Average Nightly Rate:
Travelers in need of a reprieve from Sin City can kick back in the
two-story spa at this luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Services range
from an exquisite Chinese foot spa to the High-Roller Treatment for those
who spent too much time at the casino. One TripAdvisor traveler noted,
"The spa was so good we went back the following day for the signature
7.Travaasa Austin , Austin, Texas – Average Nightly Rate: $285+ ^2
Surrounded by the hills of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, this posh
hotel offers a selection of guided activities geared toward adventure,
nutrition, fitness and wellness. Travelers can find balance in hatha yoga
sessions, tune in to harmonica lessons, or discover the spirit of the Lone
Star state in a two-step Texan dance class. "The grounds were beautiful
and serene, the food was delicious and the spa treatments were wonderful,"
commented a TripAdvisor traveler.
8.Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu , Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
– Average Nightly Rate: $780+ ^2
At the spa at this Big Island resort, guests can relax in the quiescent
"hales",or treatment rooms, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. With
options like crushed macadamia nuts and Hawaiian sea salt, travelers can
customize remedies choosing from over 20 native ingredients influenced by
the healing traditions of indigenous islanders. "The massages are in
tents outside and they have a 'zen'-type garden where guests can relax
after a treatment," noted a TripAdvisor traveler.
9.Ojai Valley Inn and Spa , Ojai, California – Average Nightly Rate: $317+
Located amid the idyllic backdrop of the Topa Topa Mountains, guests will
marvel at the 31,000 square-foot Spa Ojai at this resort village.
Travelers can indulge their senses with first-class spa treatments and
create their own custom aromatherapy blends in the Apothecary center. A
TripAdvisor traveler commented, "Clean, comfortable rooms and awesome spa
services. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to unwind and relax."
10.Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago , Chicago, Illinois – Average
Nightly Rate: $312+ ^2
Travelers visiting this Windy City hotel will feel as though the world is
standing still when they enter this tranquil spa. With over 50 spa
guestrooms offering direct access to calming services, guests can relax
with treatments including gemstone infused oil treatments, detoxifying
masks, and beyond. A TripAdvisor traveler commented, "The rooms are
beautifully decorated and spacious, the staff are very friendly and
helpful and the spa, pool and gym facilities are top notch."
^1 The list is based on the most highly rated hotel spas according to the
quality and quantity of TripAdvisor traveler reviews. To qualify a hotel had
to have a minimum four star classification.
^2 Pricing information is the average cost per room per night as of January 7,
with pricing data sourced via booking partners featured on TripAdvisor.
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