Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best Spas for Interior Design
In between the innovative spa treatments and lavish amenities, the following 10 spas offer a little something extra: overwhelmingly impressive designs. Read on about the locations you voted as best for interior design in the 2012 Spafinder Wellness 365 Readers’ Choice Awards (and on a side note, stay tuned—results from the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards will be announced soon!).
Acqualina Spa by ESPA at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach – Miami Beach, FL
Design highlights at the two-level, Forbes Five Star-awarded spa symbolize the cleansing process of both body and soul and incorporate soothing water fixtures, subtle lighting, and tinted glass mosaics to contrast with sandstone, teak, and seashell materials.
Spa & Salon at Bellagio – Las Vegas, NV
The Zen Euro-influenced spa balances clean, chic characteristics with earth’s natural elements—water, fire, and wind.
Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
With an aim to mix ancient Roman rituals with modern-day opulence, Qua Baths & Spa showcases calming waterfalls, stone floors, and dark furnishings throughout the 50,000-square-foot space.
Cal-a-Vie Health Spa – Vista, CA
The atmosphere here is one of rustic elegance, with an architectural and interior design created to harmonize with the vibrant natural surroundings.
Chuan Spa at The Langham, London – London, UK
Sleekly sophisticated interiors of the Asian-inspired spa feature rich color palettes, dark marble accents, Bhudda sculptures, and bamboo.
Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – Manalapan, FL
We’re not surprised the baroque-style Eau Spa made the list. Birdcage-like chairs, a human-size chess set, waterfall benches, and a wishing well are just some of the fixtures that make up its whimsical design.
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda – Gargnano, Italy
Interiors mix contemporary decor with Asian-inspired accents—plus, all decorative materials are natural and sustainable.
Spa at Mandarin Oriental at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Interiors reflect an exotic Shanghai 1930s design mingled with modern details using dark wood, water, and natural stone.
The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass – Snowmass Village, CO
Designed by Jean Michel-Gathy, the 7,000-square-foot Spa at Viceroy Snowmass, where Zen and the mountain setting coincide, resides behind a dramatic brass gate.
KurSpa at Sparkling Hill Resort and Wellness Centre – Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
An airy, urban design is capped off by spectacular views and sparkling touches like a starry Swarovski crystal sky above the indoor saltwater pool.
Images courtesy of spas mentioned above.