The Best Hotel Spas for a Good Detox



Most of us spent last weekend popping bottles of (cheap) champagne, passing cheese platters, or ordering in MSG-loaded Chinese food. Regardless of which indulgence you chose, there’s definitely at least a tinge of holiday hangover – alcoholic or otherwise. Start the year off right by heading to one of these super-sleek spas in a city near you.

CHICAGO: Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago
The Detox Treatment: Organic Skin Renewal Wrap ($150 for 50 minutes)

The Deal: If you’re sensitive to the touch, give a luxe body wrap a try—you’re literally enveloping yourself in a warm blanket. (Warning: Don’t do this if you’re claustrophobic!) Kick off the year with renewed, glowing skin thanks to varying antioxidants, jojoba oils and butterfly-bush extract. 

The Lobby at Hotel Vitale San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO: Spa Vitale at Hotel Vitale
The Detox Treatment: The Bathing Ritual ($60 for 25 minutes)

The Deal: Who wouldn’t want to simply luxuriate outdoors amidst a rooftop bamboo garden? An esthetician will draw you a private whirlpool tub with seasonally sourced ingredients while you sip on fruit-infused water (lemon aides in the body’s natural detox process). Bonus? Your bloodshot peepers will be soothed thanks to a cucumber eye wash.

The spa lobby at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES: The Spa at the Beverly Hills Wilshire
The Detox Treatment: The Detox Massage ($180 for 60 minutes)

The Deal: As if complimentary use of the 8,000-square foot spa’s saunas, steam rooms, and experience showers (which feature the likes of colored lighting and variable pressure) wasn’t rejuvenating enough, every treatment here is top-notch, which is why we’d head straight for a Detox Massage. Therapists at the Rodeo Spa use specific massage techniques to flush out kidney, liver and other bodily toxins that will relax your mind, too.

Complimentary items at ESPA at the Peninsula New York

NEW YORK: ESPA at the Peninsula Hotel
The Detox Treatment: ESPA Aromatherapy Detox Massage ($195 for 60 minutes)

The Deal: Touting itself as the city’s top spa, ESPA doesn’t fall short of its claim, offering a variety of Asian and Ayurvedic treatments to chill out. The aromatherapy massages aren’t your typical sensory OD experience─rather; they offer four different scents to treat a variety of post-holiday blues. We love the Detox Massage for its use of citrus oils, a natural diuretic. Another great option is the Immune Booster, which features eucalyptus extract to ward off colds and viruses.

A private whirpool at the Mandarin Oriental Boston

BOSTON: Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston
The Detox Treatment: Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapy ($260 for 140 minutes)

The Deal: Albeit pricey, this space is Boston’s only five-star spa, and its signature treatment is tailored to your specific needs. (Did you drink too much on NYE? Overindulge on Christmas cookies?) After a private consultation with your therapist, specific oils and scents are selected for your super-long, tension-busting massage. Before leaving, you’ll also receive a customized nutrition and exercise plan from the fitness center based upon your own needs.