STRESS-LESS VACATIONS
Retreat from the rat race. Go where information overload can’t — to a spa. A spate of new ones offers unisex escapism


PHOENIX: Spy Camelback Mountain from an outdoor shower at the ROYAL PALMS resort’s new spa, where weathered beams, antique furnishings, and glowing fireplaces maintain the hotel’s Old World romance. (602) 840-3610, www.royalpalmshotel.com

VIRGIN ISLANDS: Couples massages at the WESTIN RESORT ST. JOHN offer rubdowns that rub off in masseuse-led tutorials for two. (800) 808-5020, www.westinresortstjohn.com

EDINBURGH: The ultramodern ONE spa at the Sheraton Grand Hotel sprawls over six minimal-chic stories with an outdoor infinity pool in view of the Scottish capital’s skyline. 011-44-131-221-7777, www.one-spa.com

MAUI, NEVIS, AND SANTA BARBARA: The FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS have spawned three new spas that pace patrons through “Four Seasons in One,” a new signature 80-minute treatment available at all of the Four Seasons’ spas, including urban escapes like the Dallas and New York properties. Segments are devoted to winter (peppermint scrub), spring (floral/citrus wrap), summer (shea butter massage), and fall (herbal scalp treatment). www.fourseasons.com