Condé Nast Traveler - Hot List Spas 2010
May 2010

Spa at the Scarlet, Cornwall, England
What: An Ayurvedic spa haven central to the ethos of The Scarlet, a new Cornish eco-hotel. Standard treatments last four hours and start with a lifestyle consultation followed by a scrub or bath, a meditation session, and a 90-minute massage. The time-poor submerge themselves in the gorgeous (unheated) natural swimming pool and log-fired hot tubs with cliff views.
The look: Glastonbury-style eccentricity: hammock-like pods in the dark "deep-relax" room; chunky beanbags in the "light-relax" atrium. Indoor treatment rooms are tented, safari-style, or decorated with canvas sails.
Who goes: Trendy young London couples on weekend jaunts.
The treatment: The four-hour Soul Hunting Journey includes a four-handed Samvahana massage.
P.S.: Not all guests can be accommodated, so book in advance.

Aman Spa, New Delhi, India
What: The Indian capital's first serious urban spa beneath the lobby of the slick, ultramodern Aman; there are tennis and squash courts and a 50-meter pool. Treatments draw on ancient Ayurvedic traditions of using locally sourced natural products.
The look: Spare to the point of stark, with unpolished metal, cream marble, and Mogul-style filigree screens.
Who goes: The Amanjunkie set and young Delhi divas who have ditched spa classics like The Imperial and the Taj Mahal.
The treatment: The 90-minute signature Khidmat body massage is invigorating and deeply healing. If you like strong pressure, request tireless therapist Tshering Lahmu, who adds Reiki and acupressure.
P.S.: Richard Rosen, the spa trainer, will design an uplifting exercise program for your stay.