Our Guide to the World's Chicest Spas

You can thank us later. We explore the exotic, superluxe treatments to try stateside and far, far beyond.

By Joy Hernon

May 9, 2012 10:00 AM
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The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental

Prague, Czech Republic (mandarinoriental.com/prague)
Why it rules: It's the only spa in the world located in a former Renaissance monastery, yet is within proximity to pubs boasting Czech national treasure Pilsner Urquell.
Local flavor: The Linden Embrace treatment ($203), inspired by the healing linden tree, helps to "adjust your equilibrium" — aka relax you — via essential oils applied through heated poultices that are kneaded into tired muscles. Then a warm-blanket wrap and scalp massage lull you to sleep.

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