Four Wellness-Focused Hotels We Want to Vacation in this Winter

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, January is the perfect time for a little ‘you’ time. Read on for our staycation picks sure to give you that rested and recharged feeling.

Soak in the Ocean Air at Venice V

Sometimes, a fresh start simply requires some fresh air. Enter the recently revamped (it was once a Waldorf Hotel that entertained the likes of Charlie Chaplin in its heyday) Venice V. The gem by the Pacific is the only beachfront lifestyle hotel on Venice Beach. Esquire calls it, “the kind of place where you could seal yourself off from the world and work on a novel or a screenplay for a few months.” While you may not have months to write the great American novel, a few nights lounging by the beach should be enough recovery from the holiday season. Bonus: Every evening in January, the nearby Winston House is hosting a concert series, “Out of the Blue,” featuring LA’s best new artists. Consider it just another prescription for a revitalizing staycation. 

Spend All Your Time in the Spa at Raffles Boston

Excuse us while we ignore the outside world and spend all of our time at the luxury spa at the newly opened Raffles Boston. Your Raffles Butler (yes, Butler) will make all the arrangements for you to have a customized visit to the spa, which features hydrotherapy baths and showers, his and hers sauna, invigorating ice showers, oversized hot tub and more. Plus, dining is described as “nutrition for pleasure.” Currently the Raffles in Boston is the only U.S. location for the over-the-top global hotel brand. Even if you live in one of Related’s Boston properties, Raffles is worth checking in. 

Launch Your Year of Wellness at St. Regis Chicago

The five-star luxury hotel opened in Chicago in May and has already made a name for itself in the wellness world with a floor dedicated to health and wellness. Check in and take advantage of the gentle classes like hatha and restorative yoga, meditation, pilates and barre, or go for a swim in the outsized heated pool.

Unique spa treatments (spread out across seven treatment rooms and 12,000 square feet) include a 90-minute Profound Hydration faction with four types of hyaluronic acid; or a 30-minute Rest treatment with cranial sacral, lymphatic drainage, and acupressure. Or? Just hang in the quiet room and snack on the complimentary handcrafted chocolates. 

Sleep the Day Away at Equinox Hotel

But first, we sleep. The Equinox Hotel at Hudson Yards is dedicated to making sure its guests get the best sleep of their lives with rooms that feature medical grade filtered air, organic mattress and pillows by COCO-MAT, and New York City Skyline views (to lull you to sleep). In-room streaming service offers a series of stretches from your in-room media library.  And before or after that best-night-of-your-life sleep, head to the flagship Equinox Fitness Club, where the immersive spa offers evolving treatments from classic pampering massages to techno-therapies. There’s even a cryotherapy chamber, infrared sauna, and a quantum harmonics restorative experience. You’ll be rested while simultaneously feeling like you’ve traveled to the future of health and wellness. 

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