The 10 coziest U.S. spas




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Baby, it’s cold outside. Luckily, Travel + Leisure has the cure. From New York to Seattle, T+L rounded up 10 of the country’s coziest spas and their most inviting treatments.

Emerge Day Spa, Boston, Massachusetts

Though only open for a short time, Newbury Street’s Emerge spa has already established itself as the go-to place for relaxation. Think flat-screen TVs in the Men’s Club, a fireside lounge and a roof deck, and treatments like the Thalasso Kur: a body wrap, mineral bath and massage. 275 Newbury St, Boston MA $215.

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Connecticut

During the Thermal Sanctuary Experience, a modern-day hammam ritual, spagoers detox with a selection of scrubs and oils in a marble-clad steam room. Afterward, settle into a settee in the lounge, a welcoming space complete with a roaring fire and gorgeous views of the Connecticut countryside. 118 Woodbury Rd. Washington CT $90.

Cornelia Day Resort, New York City

This 22,000-square-foot self-proclaimed “day resort” on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is stocked with decadent touches, like cashmere throws and butlers serving champagne in the relaxation room; a mini-boutique displays designer bags and accessories alongside skin-care products. But it’s the Signature Facial that is truly deluxe. Instead of one aesthetician, clients get two — the first tends to your face, while the second gives you a massage. 663 Fifth Ave, NY. $195.

Espa at Acqualina, Sunny Isles, Florida

Overlooking the ocean, this is the United States’ first stand-alone outpost from Espa. Look for an authentic experience in a resolutely modern environment. Services like the Vata Comforter — a scrub, massage and wrap using muds, oils and spices — draw on a range of Asian traditions (ayurveda, in this case). 17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isle FL $295.

Belladonna Day Spa, New Orleans

When it reopened directly following Katrina, Belladonna served as a community gathering place. It’s still a welcoming haunt, thanks to its worldly boutique and indulgent treatments such as the Thai Foot Ritual, an upgraded pedicure that includes traditional Thai stretches. 2900 Magazine St, New Orleans LA $95.

Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, Texas

Mismatched wing chairs in the lounge; massage tables covered with gingham throws. Texas Starry Night, done after dark in one of the outdoor treatment areas. The combined effect of the lavender-oil massage, twinkling stars and air tinged with the scent of Texas wildflowers will lull any insomniac to sleep. 1705 S. Quinlan Rd Austin TX $140.

Boulders Resort & Golden Door, Carefree, Arizona

A compound of adobe buildings that seems to spring from the desert landscape, the Golden Door goes out of its way to put guests at ease. Case in point: Needle & the Stone, a blend of acupuncture and hot-stone massage, conducted by a therapist certified in both arts. 34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr, Carefree AZ $200.

Qua Baths & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada

One of the latest spas to open in Sin City, this water-themed spot differs from its other Strip counterparts through unusual offerings like Sleep Health; the massage followed by a hypnotherapy session is a welcome relief in a city known for encouraging late nights. Caesar’s Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; Las Vegas NV $280.

InterContinental Century City, Los Angeles, California

Forget standard treatment rooms. Services at Los Angeles’ InterContinental are performed in private villas with flat-screen TVs and meditation gardens. During the Mediterranean Olive Scrub Massage — an exfoliation with crushed olive seeds and an olive-oil massage — guests are given time in the room’s infinity-edge Kohler tub, making it easy to soak it all in. 2151 Ave. of the Stars, Los Angeles CA $190.

Ummelina International Day Spa, Seattle, Washington

Most treatments at downtown’s Ummelina begin with a foot soak and tea ceremony. Seaweed pedicures are performed in private rooms where you are literally tucked into a plush heated bed. You’ll doze off while your toes are filed, buffed and polished. 1525 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA $80.

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