Retreat in the City

Compare Retreats share their top picks for havens offering pockets of peace in the urban jungle.

Hong Kong
Landmark Mandarin and Mandarin Oriental Hotels digital wellness escapes offer some much needed respite from the bustling city. Over the harbour in The Peninsula the Grande Dame offers colonial secluded spa stays that are extravagant and offer perfect Instagram fodder. And if an infinity pool with unparalleled views of the city seems like a perfect break than The Four Seasons ‘Art of Mindfulness’ package is just what the doctor ordered. The highly anticipated Asaya wellness club at The Rosewood in October is opening as the Global Wellness Summit comes to town making it the hottest new wellness retreat opening of the year.

The world’s first and only Chanel spa in the world at The Ritz in Paris is the definitive place to spa and stay in the most romantic city in the world. The ‘Le Grand Soin’ three hour skincare session for the face and body claims to reconnect your spirit and body and we wholeheartedly agree. Book the Coco Chanel Suite for the ultimate decadant solo spa stay that will totally transport you.

Rocco Forte Hotels’ Wellness Director Irene Forte’s sustainable skincare brand has a new home in the heart of Rome and the brand new opening is here just in time for the gliteratti to pack it into their Eurotour to Italy. The spa at Hotel De La Ville offers multiple wellness packages that can be added to room nights making it completely customisable. For short retreats we have our eye on the day pass available between 9am-4pm, Monday-Thursday that allows you to mix and match three or more treatments with a 20% discount off the total price. Perfecto.

New York
Taryn Toomey’s global immersions take place a few times in New York each year and for 2019 she’s picked the downtown branch of the Four Seasons. The 4-day, guided programme gives attendees the opportunity to work through physical, emotional and mental barriers that may be causing energy blocks. For something a little less physical and a little bit more indulgent AMAN are opening a new stunning spa hotel in 2020 which will tie elements of their wellness immersions into stays in the city.

It might not seem like the most obvious place to retreat to but business travellers love adding a little leisurely spa-cation at The Capella onto their trips. Easily the most beautiful property in Sentosa, stays at the exclusive colonial-esque building include a personal assistant who will ensure you never miss a treatment at the Auriga Spa.