Beauty & Wellness


Extraordinary new luxury spas for 2023

Words by Chanelle Ho

21 December 2022

Luxury indoor spa pool interior with hot tub and rows of comfy lounge beds with centrepiece tree

Enjoy a relaxing break at these just-opened or about-to-open wellness retreats.

As the new year approaches, so too does an increased focus on wellness and relaxation – especially after the festive season reaches its fever pitch. With that in mind, we’ve asked our beauty editor to select the world’s best new luxury spas to look out for throughout 2023. From the just-opened Claridge’s Spa to personal wellness villas in the Maldives, see below for her recommendations.

Claridge’s London

Claridge’s has always been a popular destination for London-bound A-listers; now, with its first-ever spa, it’s set to become a hotspot for rest and relaxation, too. Situated three floors below ground level and spanning a huge 7,000 square feet, the new wellness haven includes a swimming pool, seven heavenly treatment rooms, steam rooms and a sauna. Look out for its best-in-class residencies of beauty and wellness experts to be treated from head to toe, such as luxe hair styling from Josh Wood and manicures from Harriet Westmoreland.

Luxury neutral and wood spa room interior at Claridge’s London
Luxury interior spa pool and double spa pool side bed at Claridges London
Claridge’s Spa spans 7000 square feet

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

Opened in June 2022, The Ritz-Carlton Spa New York, NoMad is an oasis from the busy streets of one of the world’s busiest capitals. As well as luxurious steam rooms, saunas, private relaxation lounges and treatment rooms, it also has a new spa concept in partnership with ESPA: the Meaningful Wellness Journey. Exclusive to The Ritz-Carlton, these bespoke journeys are designed to give guests optimum wellness surrounding their mind, body and skin. Each treatment is tailored to you with a choice of three holistic massages or facials.

Luxury grand spa lobby interior with marble flooring, centre room table and plant and wooden wall shelving at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

The Ritz-Carlton luxury spa in New York, NoMad

Anantara Veli Maldives

This paradise destination reopens in December 2022, following an eight-month renovation. Its new look is by NYC-based designer Yuji Yamazaki; each beach villa has a traditional-meets-contemporary tropical style, with a natural palette of wood, stone and rattan, plus pops of pink and blue throughout. For the first time, guests will be able to book a personalised wellness villa that features light, sound and scent therapy, Ayurvedic spa amenities, a meditation earthing mat, and a wellness minibar. It’s the perfect escape for those looking for a wellbeing overhaul whilst soaking up the sunshine.

Luxury spa beach villa with private outdoor pool and sunbeds at Anantara Velli Maldives
Outside white dining seating area on white sand on a beach under white roof at Anantara Velli Maldives
Anantara Velli 's beach villa spa located in the Maldives

The Peninsula Istanbul

On Valentine’s Day, this exquisite hotel will open along the Bosphorus waterfront in the old district of Karaköy. Three of its four buildings are beautifully restored historic structures capable of welcoming guests by both land and sea. For the ultimate Turkish spa experience, its marble-clad spa includes a 25m indoor pool, eight private rooms, and a lavish hammam. Best of all, the hotel has a 24-hour wellness portal and concierge, which supports guests around the clock with guided meditations, aromatherapy self-care rituals, and in-room equipment and exercise videos.

Luxury sea front spa exterior and outdoor pool at The Peninsula Istanbul
Luxury spa treatment room at The Peninsula Istanbul
The Peninsula Instanbul: a sea-hugging, luxurious hotel with lavish treatment rooms

Lanserhof Sylt

Those who prefer an analytical approach to wellbeing may find Lanserhof Sylt to be their next go-to. Also known as the ‘Hamptons of Germany’, Sylt has long been treasured for its healing climate and restorative sea air; the ideal location for Lanserhof’s first seaside spa. It uses the group’s signature combination of cutting-edge diagnostics with natural healing methods. As such, everything is hi-tech, from bedrooms featuring a unique, human-centric lighting concept to keep you in harmony with natural biorhythms, to medical consultations and a programme overseen by cardiologist, Dr. Jan Stritzke.

Unique architecture exterior of Lanserhof Sylt spa

The unique architecture of Lanserhof Sylt

Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino

In summer 2023, Mandarin Oriental will drop its inaugural anchor in Greece. It will be on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese; an unspoilt landscape known for its spectacular views and award-winning golf course. 99 expansive hotel suites aside, the spa experience will be one-of-a-kind. A multitude of offerings include a panorama or herbal spa, cold plunge, ice fountain, mineral or floral steam bath and a Japanese hot tub, plus treatments that use the Mandarin Oriental Signature range.

Tiered hidden hills spa design with private hills at Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino
Luxury spa villa exterior with grand private outdoor pool and spa sunbed sofa with fire pit
The Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino is dotted amongst the unspoilt hills of the Peloponnese

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