Something about being perched high up above the world has always fascinated us since the trend of high rise buildings began. When the hotels entered the high rise trend they sought to optimise their space to draw attention to the view from atop their roof and so were there rooftop restaurants, suites, terrace gardens, bars and now spas that invariably finish off with an infinity pool at the top end. Travelling west to east, lets take a look at some of the world’s chic and trendy Spa and poolside high above the city.
The Peninsula, New York
Where? 700 5th Ave, New York
When you need to draw attention in a spoilt-for-choice city like New York you must make it large or there will be no discovering you. The Peninsula on fifth avenue in Mid-Town Manhattan has its Forbes Five Star studded spa kissing the sunshine on a modest 21 and 22 level compared to the star-touching corporate offices of Mid-town. It can seem endless with 10 treatment rooms that include a private suite and nail suite. Most rooftop spas have their pool on top but being unique as it is The Peninsula has a sun kissed terrace for bathing in the golden light and the pool is enclosed in an intimate space.
Open : 9 am to 9 pm for further details please visit The Peninsula Spa, New York
Gansevoort Park Avenue, New York
Where? 420 Park Avenue South, New York
This is the second pin on the map of Manhattan by Gansevoort Hotel, and the location couldn’t have been better than on Park Avenue in Mid-town. Exhale Spa and Fitness Center has what so many spa may not have, a rooftop view of the Empire State Building from the pool. Besides the view it is definitely an urban oasis everyone looks forward to in the city.
Open 6 am to 9 pm for further details please visit Exhale Spa at Gansevoort Park Avenue.
Premier 57 Spa Castle, New York
Finally the Spa Castle’s first luxury spa has opened after much drama of the court ruling against its construction. Now that its here we hope its here to stay. It has a blend of old and new treatments but the focus is essentially on their state-of-the-art Hydrotherapy and their Sauna. They have gold sauna, Himalayan salt sauna and Ice Igloo one too so step in and take your pick. You should definitely try the hydrotherapy bade pool up on the roof with a fab view.
Open everyday 9 am to midnight for further details please visit Premier 57
Le Bristol Paris
Where? 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris
La Prairie is the treatment of choice at Le Bristol Paris and have the most intimate space as well as an enclosed pool with magnifique views of Eiffel Tower and Montmarte. This spa is a day light friendly space and makes you feel like you are rejuvenating in one of the french jardin. It even has a special room for Russian Baniya treatment apart from the seven other treatment rooms.
Open everyday 9 am to 9pm for further details please visit Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Where? 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
The Banyan Tree Spa nor its infinity pool need any introduction, well unless you have never travelled to this part of the world. The images give you an idea how defining this experience will be in your life and after this many spas may fail to give you the same sense of heightened reality. It does live upto the reputation for being a traffic stopping, jaw-dropping stunning hotel and spa at Marina Bay in Singapore.
For further details please visit The Banyan Tree Spa at Marina Bay Sands.
The Westin Singapore
Where? 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore
Singapore seems to be the epicenter of all horizon defying pools and spas. The Heavenly Spa by Westin in Singapore too offers a mesmerising view from its infinity pool and has a spacious spa. There are six treatment rooms that overlook the heritage china village from the 35th level.
Open 10 am to 10 pm for further details please visit Heavenly Spa by Westin Singapore
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong
Where? 210, Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai
When you get off the elevator on he 40th level a Four Seasons Hotel Pudong you don’t realise immediately what you are in for at Flare Spa. The infinity pool here is absolutely stunning for not just its view but the sheer design and setting too. You can watch over the hustle bustle at Bund by the Huang Pu river not to mention the awe inspiring purple Pearl Tower. Guerlain offers its signature treatments at Flare Spa with luxurious rejuvenating therapies and facials. We’d recommend the facials by Guerlain they are most relaxing and healing as well as their nail spa.
Open 6 am – 11 pm for further details please visit Flare Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong.