...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive spas. From the hot springs of the Tyrolean mountains of Switzerland to the Huvafen Fushi underwater spa in the Maldives to the rustic romance of the Ventana Inn of Big Sur, Calif., these otherworldly escapes will send you into a sensual daydream for the holiday.
Surrounded by the mountains of the Tyrolean Ötztal valley is the four-star stunner, the Aqua Dome Tirol Therme Langenfeld. The main attractions of the spa are the regal lounge areas, sauna, beauty salon, solarium, and soothing Balinese treatments. The hot springs are also a romantic must. The modern rooms of the hotes are adorned with warm, wooden elements and Alpine edelweiss-patterned linens.
The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is situated in the picturesque landscape of the Swiss Alps. Its spa oasis is connected to the hotel by a spectacular glass walkway. The architects combine stone, glass, wood, and light to create the distinctive environment for its swimming pool, eleven treatment rooms, gym, and sauna. The hotel rooms of Tschuggen have dramatic headboards that run ceiling to floor and bright tapestries that offer a tasteful contrast to the serene alpine backdrop.
3. Boscolo Milano (Milan, Italy)
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In Milan's central district, the Golden Quadrilateral, resides the urban luxury hotel, Boscolo Milano. Its bright colors, elegant mirrors, aluminum frames, and contemporary "made in Italy" flair runs from the lobby to the guest rooms to the spa. Walls with kaleidoscopic spheres, waterfalls, a sauna, plunge pool, a 50-foot screen with relaxing images and music, Turkish beauty and wellness treatments such as an exotic full body exfoliation with 100 % honey, all await guests in Milan's largest spa. The rooms of the hotel are also adorned with exquisite lighting features, futuristic elements, and splashes of bright color.
4. Ventana Inn & Spa (Big Sur, CA)
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Run away to Big Sur's iconic Ventana Inn & Spa, housed on 243 acres of luscious meadow and forest bordered by dramatic cliffs that drop into the Pacific. The Spa at Ventana oozes peace and revitalization and offers the perfect rustic backdrop to reconnect with your loved one. The spa menu is extensive, offering hot stone treatments, Reiki and Chakra balancing, detoxifying seaweed body wraps, and a diverse array of massages and facials. There are even three unique spa packages tailored to bring you and your partner closer.
In an elevated location overlooking the city of Zurich lies The Dolder Grand Resort. Its 40,000 square-foot spa offers a wide range of facials, massages, and body rituals, with a new special massage treatment inspired by live violin sounds. The majestic Aqua Zone houses a swimming pool with spectacular views of the natural surroundings, a sun deck, outdoor jacuzzis, solarium, steam bath, and a snow paradise for cooling off. The guest room interiors are decorated in brown and pastel shades and are equipped with luxurious bathrooms of white marble.
6. Burj al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
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The Burj al Arab boasts being the most luxurious hotel in the world. Located on the beach of the Arabian Gulf, its colossal sail-shaped silhouette makes it an icon of modern Dubai. In the regally decorated, gold-adorned lobby, guests will be welcomed with rose water, dates, and coffee, and are sure to be impressed by the world's tallest atrium and a newly refurbished aquarium containing 4,000 fish. In the light-flooded rooms of the Arabian-style Talise Spa, guests may indulge in invigorating treatments such as the Caviar Facial, which is thought to fortify the skin through the delicacy's rich proteins.
The Hotel Excelsior of Pesaro on the Adriatic coast of Italy houses an exclusive top floor spa and wellness center, where guests can lounge in a candlelit jacuzzi with wide sea views. The Excelsior prides itself in its 13-plus massage options, its Hammam steam bath experience, and wide selection of rituals, facials, wraps, showers, and scrubs. The rooms at the five-star property are furnished with white, modern designer beds, brown and beige furnishings, and panoramic views wherever you look.
Hotel Parador de Alcalá de Henares is housed in a magnificent former monastery dating back to the 17th century. Under the domes of the old structure, guests enjoy the many moods of light, sound and water and can choose from a variety of treatments such as a candles massage or full body massage with extracts of diamonds, sapphires and malachite. Indirect light and a minimalist and elegant interior make for a majestically sexy atmosphere you won't forget.
9. Hotel Traube Tonbach (Baiersbronn, Germany)
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The Hotel Traube Tonbach lies in Baiersbronn in Germany's Black Forest. In the wellness oasis of this luxury hotel, guests can relax in the 90-degree seawater swimming pool or in one of the facility's nine wellness rooms where they can enjoy a fragrant floral sauna, an ice crystal igloo dip, or an authentic herbal scrub. Modern wood architecture, red accessories, and elegant Black Forest accents adorn the rooms and suites of the Traube Tonbach.
In North Malé Atoll in the Maldives, the hotel Huvafen Fushi is surrounded by turquoise blue sea, snow white coral beaches, and exotic vegetation. The property houses the world's first underwater spa (Lime Spa), allowing guests to relax amidst the drifting coral and tropical sea life and enjoy natural treatments and ingredients native to the Maldives. The stunning design of the property's pools, bungalows, and restaurants amidst this tropical paradise will give guests the feeling that they've entered heaven.