Dublin
Up the luxe quotient of your Ireland vacation with at least one night’s stay at THE RITZ-CARLTON POWERSCOURT, located less than an hour’s drive south of the Dublin Airport. Situated in lush, rolling County Wicklow, on the grounds of the famed Powerscourt Estate, the 200-room resort matches its neighbor’s Palladian architecture for an effect that’s quite grand, to borrow the Irish parlance. Once inside, beat a hasty retreat downstairs to ESPA for a few hours of rejuvenation imparted by the signature Peat Ritual ($190), a nourishing skin-conditioning treatment starring Ireland’s renowned peat, which is said to have anti-aging properties in its minerals (it also soothes sore, stiff joints after a long plane ride). The 80-minute treatment includes a scalp massage with pink mud, a body scrub incorporating moisturizing oils and a Swedish massage to bring you back to life. Once revived, enjoy a bite at the Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt restaurant, where seasonal creations like cured organic salmon with dill emulsion, beetroot and smoked haddock brandade laced with apple-balsamic vinegar are on offer.

From $260 (Aug. 1-15), www.ritzcarlton.com/powerscourt