The year ahead is full of exciting new spa openings and wellness experiences waiting to be discovered in the USA and Canada. While the fate of winter lockdown and 2022 travel plans remain unknown for the time being, the good news is that we can still dream. While it’s difficult to list them all, these are some of the spa and wellness destinations we are excited to visit in the new year. Here’s to making 2022 our healthiest travel year yet.
California – The Mineral Hot Springs Spa
In 2022, Palm Springs will usher in the exciting The Spa at Sec-he to celebrate the sacred Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring. The Spa at Sec-he promises to be one of the most unique and luxurious hot spring spas in the United States. This new spa will be the fifth bathhouse or spa at the site; the first one began operating in the late 1880s. The Spa at Sec-he is the sister property of the award-winning Sunstone The Spa at Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage
Across the valley in Desert Hot Springs, you’ll be right at home at the new Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort, where you can indulge in a mineral spring soak in a tub in the privacy of your own room. If you can’t spend the night, half-day spa suite rentals with in-room soaking tubs are an option. Guests who venture to the spa will find 30 therapies on the menu, and spa suite guests have 24-hour access to the Himalayan Salt Room.
Wine Country Welcomes Five-Star Luxury Spas
Northern California’s wine country will see the launch of two luxury spa resorts. Spa Montage Healdsburg is an 11,500-square-foot retreat featuring an array of services and amenities including 11 soothing treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a zero-edge pool.
Less than an hour’s drive away in the historic mineral hot springs town of Calistoga, you’ll find Spa Talisa, Four Seasons Napa Valley. Here guests are encouraged to take in vineyard views while enjoying a soak in the Spa Garden whirlpool and detoxing on the outdoor steam decks.
Ontario’s Nordic Spa Surge
Home of the original Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Canada’s most populated province will see two new Nordic spas open. In beautiful Horseshoe Valley, Vetta Nordic Spa offers an authentic Finnish hydrotherapy cycle of heat, cold, and relaxation. Indulge in a massage and be sure to treat your senses at the Nordic-inspired restaurant or in-spa bistro.
Not to be outdone, Groupe Nordik, which operates the Nordic spa experiences Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature in Manitoba and Nordik Spa-Nature in Quebec, will unveil Thermëa Spa Village Whitby. This exciting new spa north of Toronto will unveil a brand-new experience, offering guests solace, peace, and refuge.
New York Attracts Spas With Global Vision
The Empire State is one of the busiest regions for openings. Six Senses, the Asian hospitality brand known for its sustainable design and its Eastern wellness programming, is bringing Six Senses Spa New York to NYC’s High Line district. The 45,000-square-foot spa features a vibroacoustic meditation dome, magnesium pool, and fitness studios.
Two miles away, Aman will soon unveil its latest project, the spacious Aman Spa New York, in the historic Crown Building at 57th and Fifth Avenue. The 25,000-square-foot spa will fill three storeys, with a dramatic 20-meter indoor swimming pool surrounded by fire pits and daybeds as its centerpiece.
Find your way out of the city to discover The Aurum Catskills New York, a boutique hotel and hammam co-developed by Steve Gold and Samuel Amoia that will open in 2022. Set on 131 mountainside acres in Mount Tremper, its Aurum Therma, a Roman hammam and spa, is the focal point of the property and will offer a unique bathing experience.
Montana’s New Luxury Spa
Montana has been a popular refuge with visitors, and now there is another reason to visit – Spa Montage Big Sky. This 10,000-square-foot spa will offer a respite from your Big Sky fresh-air adventures – any time of year. The spa offers a full-service salon, as well as an indoor lap pool, his and hers relaxation areas, heated plunge pools, and steam rooms.
Lake Ontario Boutique Luxury Spa
A 30-minute drive from Toronto, The Pearle Hotel & Spa, a sister property to the Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, is inspired by lakehouses of the past. The hotel and spa sit on 300 feet of Lake Ontario shoreline in the heart of downtown Burlington, close to the city’s lakeside park and 450-foot pier. The spa offers a hammam steam room and indoor pool.
Las Vegas’ Most Exciting New Spa
On the site of the former Stardust Hotel and Casino, Resorts World Las Vegas has emerged as the most expensive property ever developed in Las Vegas, at $4.3 billion. At the resort’s Awana Spa you’ll find personalized treatments, immersive facilities, and unique wellness offerings. Discover the theatrical Art of Aufguss – inspired by European saunas that provide rejuvenation and social gathering for the shared goal of greater well-being.
New wellness Destination In The Desert
In Palm Springs’ Coachella Valley and set within the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Rancho Mirage, Sensei Porcupine Creek Retreat will bring you to a new level of well-being. The resort promises an exclusive six-star guest experience with 50 units on a 230-acre desert property. Sensei Porcupine Creek will offer a spa, nutrition, movement, and wellness, and sports programs similar to those found at its sister property in Hawaii, Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort.