Sandy white beaches and breathtaking views aren’t the only reasons why women are seeking vacations abroad. Beauty tourism, which involves visiting luxury destinations for exclusive cosmetic and beauty procedures has also sparked an interest. Over recent years, the above mentioned has gained popularity amongst beauty enthusiast looking for the ultimate self-care experience. These excursions often couple extreme relaxation with unique beauty treatments including stress relieving facials and energizing full-body massages that will transform travelers from the inside out. Not to mention, these hotspots also serve as the perfect remedy for jetlag. If traveling the world in the name of beauty sounds like a great idea, then consider one of these places for your next getaway. Hotel Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)Aside from a peek at the Eiffel Tower and tasty pastries galore, the award-winning Dior Institut at Plaza Athénée which is situated in the Haute Couture district on the renowned Avenue Montaigne is also a reason to visit Paris. In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Dior has created a luxurious 90-minute face treatment called Quintessence 10, that encompasses sensory delight and high-tech performance that visibly transforms the skin and offers an exceptional moment of relaxation. Gstaad Palace (Gstaad, Switzerland)Nestled in a snowy valley within the Swiss Alps, Gstaad Palace is one of Switzerland’s most glamorous ski hideaways and a longtime hotspot for celebrities, royalty, and international travelers. Guests of the Palace can enjoy a luxuriating experience at the Palace Spa which boasts eight treatment rooms, a private spa, saunas and steam baths. a unique Hammam experience. Not to mention the fireside lounge area and spectacular views of the Alpine mountains. The Palace Spa also has a partnership with Jardin des Monts, a hyper-local and organic beauty brand located in the Swiss Prealps, that produces facial and body cosmetics from its organic gardens for the use of Palace Spa Treatments. During the summer months, guests can tour the gardens and partake in a variety of workshops. Dolder Grand (Zurich, Switzerland)Located between the city of Zurich and the invigorating, natural beauty of Switzerland’s unspoiled countryside, is The Dolder Grand, an oasis for spa lovers. The 43,000-square foot spa is the perfect retreat for those looking to relax and get pampered. Guest can partake of a diverse list of beauty treatments or take a moment to sit in Japanese-inspired Sunaboros filled with warm pebbles to encourage rest and relaxation.
After, guest can experience the Snow Paradise Room – an igloo located within the spa to encourage greater circulation post-sauna and steam room. There is an indoor spa pool as well as three outdoor whirlpools overlooking Lake Zurich. Grand Resort Bad Ragaz (Bad Ragaz, Switzerland)Since 1872, the wellness oasis continues to be recognized as one of the most prominent spa resorts in the world, renowned for its bathing and spa tradition spanning hundreds of years. As a first-class spa and wellness hotel with its own Medical Health Center, guests are offered individual paths for relaxation, health maintenance, and healing. Services are tailored to the individual needs of the guest – whether they are looking for a place to relax and indulge in enjoyable moments, exclusive experiences or a chance to actively improve their health. Hotel Eden (Rome, Italy)Located in the heart of Rome, the newly restored Hotel Eden debuts its first-ever The Eden Spa complete with three private suites and signature pampering treatments that include a bespoke facial, relaxing scalp treatment and On the Golden Way facial performed with precious oils, emollients, 24-karat gold flakes, and Baltic amber. The spa is also home to city’s first and only blow dry bar with Celebrity Hair Stylist, Roberto D’Antonio. The Blow Dry Bar specializes in quick and perfect styles, ideal for those who, want a fresh look after a relaxing treatment, need a quick fix before an important meeting or an evening of glamour at the hotel’s glittering rooftop. Hotel Principe di Savoia (Milan, Italy) Spa treatments that promote the activation of circulatory and metabolic processes are trending, which is why this destination in the city center of Milan, Italy is a must visit. The hotel’s Club 10 Fitness & Beauty Center has launched a new 60-minute Body Active Treatment that includes a Body Active Massage Mask created with plankton-enriched yellow clay from Brazil to stimulate the metabolism, and an exclusive energizing and remodeling massage that employs a wooden massage roller to eliminate toxins and enhance muscle tone and balance. Spa Valmont at Le Meurice (Paris, France) Spa Valmont at Le Meurice on rue de Rivoli in the heart of Paris has exclusively launched a new anti-aging cosmetic line, focused on daily hydration and intensive anti-aging action. Moisturizing Eye-C Gel will awaken the skin thanks to the “ice cube” effect for long-lasting hydration, while the easy to apply Eye Instant Stress Relieving Mask is an indispensable ally to smooth and re- invigorate the skin around the eyes in record time, thanks to a combination of high-energy ingredients.