Location: Shanghai, China
New year’s resolution: Relax and restore
Best known for: Glitz and glamour on the edge of the famous Bund – and that luxury happily extends to The Peninsula Spa. Signature treatments include the Bamboo Harmoniser and Oriental Thermal Infusion, and facilities include tropical rain showers, steam and sauna rooms and ice fountains. There’s even a dedicated spa menu – “Naturally Peninsula” – that emphasizes delicious, organic offerings.
Try it at home: It’s hard to replicate those adjustable, warmed treatment beds at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t borrow some spa principles to help with relaxation. Take a warm bath before going to bed, exfoliate your whole body with a homemade sugar or coffee-grounds scrub or try applying a thin layer of honey to your face as a moisture-infusing mask.