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COWORTH PARK HOTEL AND SPA Dorchester Collection recently opened the ultimate country retreat, Coworth Park.The 70-room country house hotel and spa grandly stands among 240 acres of rollingparkland near Ascot, Berkshire, in the UK. Although it is equipped with polo fields, a Michelin-starred chef and an equestrian centre, the best feature of the property is without a doubtthe eco-luxury spa. Offering a range of organic, healing and enriching treatments, theSpa at Coworth Park has been built out of timber structures and is partially submergedinto the landscape. Furthering its eco credentials, the walls are lime hemp and the roof isadorned with a garden of fragrant herbs that are used in many of the treatments. Thenatural theme continues throughout the interior with the use of large windows bringingthe outside in. The menu includes a range of organic treatments by Dr Alkaitis, along withCarol Joy London, Kerstin Florian and Aromatherapy Associates. www.coworthpark.com34Isea&iISPRING-SUMMER 2011TBhOeR mNaEOgn IiDficYeLLnt sevenAnantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is defyingthe economic slump by planning the debut ofseven new resorts in China, the Maldives,Bali, Oman and the UAE by the end of 2011.The growth reflects a 60 per cent expansionof the group's portfolio. www.anantara.comA new Taj The Rehendi presidential suite at the TajExotica Resort & Spa in the Maldives has justemerged from an extensive refurbishment.Thanks to a US$400,000 budget, the lavishrenovation included new interiors designedby James Park Associates, along with asprawling sand-deck area. www.tajexoticamaldives.co.ukAward winning spa It was no surprise that Morocco's LaMamounia's Spa (above) in Marrakechtopped Condé Nast Traveller's Readers' SpaAwards this year. Emerging victorious at thetop of a list of 25 leading spas, La Mamouniafeatures two traditional hamams and oneprivatehamam, eight treatment rooms, a spasuite, six outdoor massage cabanas, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, an indoor ozoneswimming pool and Jacuzzi, a relaxationroom with catering service and a boutique. www.mamounia.com

AMAN GETS REGAL IN LONDON The Connaught hotel in London's Mayfair has opened a luxury day spa in London. TheAman Spa is a wellbeing work of art. Each experience begins with a herbal infusionand gentle music to initiate your relaxation, and ends with a private shower and steamroom session. All the treatments draw on global expertise. For example, you could indulgein Chinese tranquillity with a green tea aromatic foot bath and massage; focus on Thaiholistic health with an Oriental oil massage and herbal compress; regain balance withan Indian chakra treatment using essential oils and crystals, or experiment with aSamadara facial technique; or opt for the natural healing benefits of a North Americanred clay body wrap with Navajo herbs or a river-rock stone massage. The Connaught,which opened in 1897, is one of London's most historic hotels, set in a legendary locationand with a royal pedigree, having been built and named after Queen Victoria's husbandPrince Albert of Saxe-Coburg.www.the-connaught.co.ukSPRING-SUMMER 2011I sea&iI35travelnewsA new Aman spa in the PhilippinesAmanpulo, Amanresort's luxury island resort inthe Philippines, has launched a new spa. Fusingtraditional Cuyonin, Asian and Western therapies,Amanpulo's spa offers a wide range of treatmentsguaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed andrefreshed. Set on the beautiful island ofPamalican, equipped with white sandy beachesand coral reefs, Amanpulo is a welcome haven forcomplete rejuvenation. www.amanresorts.com/amanpulo/home.aspx