From the Cotswolds to London to the Scottish countryside, these 12 escapes take rejuvenation and relaxation to new levels.
Courtesy of Cafe Royal Hotel
Café Royal, London
Located in the heart of London’s shopping and theater district, on Regent Street, just off Piccadilly, Café Royal has been a part of London life since 1865, when it was a restaurant. It became a hotel in 2012, and opened its Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre just last year, which specializes in treatments combining Western and Asian practices to heal body, mind and soul. With a 60-foot pool, a steam room, a sauna and the only dedicated Watsu pool in London, it really is an escape from the stresses outside. Spa Signature: Based on the elements of nature (earth, water, fire, air), Four Elements ($350) includes reflexology, Shiatsu and a hot-oil massage. Rooms start at $750; 68 Regent St.; 44-20/7406-3360; hotelcaferoyal.com.