On a recent trip to Germany, I spent an afternoon relaxing at the German spa resort of Baden-Baden. In two hours, I saw more naked people than I’ve seen in the last two years. Since the Roman emperor bathed in the mineral waters of Baden-Baden, this town has welcomed those in need of a good soak. And it’s always been naked. In the 19th century, it was Germany’s ultimate spa resort, and even today the name Baden-Baden is synonymous with relaxation in a land where the government still pays its overworked citizens to take a little spa time. I happened to be here when one of my company’s tour groups.
The Digs: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London welcomes you with legendary service, steeped in the values of the orient. Overlooking Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, The Mandarin Oriental features elegant rooms, a Guest Services Manager on every floor to cater to guests’ needs, two outstanding restaurants and a stunning bar. A luxurious retreat spread over two floors, the spa offers a tranquil ambience and indulgent treatments from around the world that will transport you into a healing world of calm. Learn more about the luxe amenities here. The Destination: Overlooking iconic Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, this luxurious five-star hideaway is within easy walking distance to London’s major attractions, and the rest.
The Offer: A seven-night stay complete with five spa treatments, full medical examination, dietary cooking classes, fitness lessons, and daily group activities. The Digs: Fonteverde is tucked within the rolling Sienna Hills of the Tuscan countryside, encapsulated within a restored 17th-century Medicean residence. With world-class, mineral thermal spas and therapeutic facilities, Fonteverde has become a go-to for visiting oenophiles and wellness-seekers alike. These healing hot springs are fed by the Ferdinando I dei Medici, and are elevated by underwater benches, current circuits, and waterfalls. Learn more about this luxurious property here. The Destination: Fonteverde is located in San Casciano dei Bagni, a small Tuscan village in the Siena Hills. This.