Relaxing while travelling is easier than you think

There’s no limit to the number of ways you can explore a new city, but taking the time to recharge your battery is just as essential.
With hotels boosting their spa and wellness offerings across the globe, there’s never been a better time to look after yourself. So whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, near or far, here’s how to make the most of your downtime.

Manila, Philippines

Mojitos at sunset, bamboo bicycle rides, and platters of golden roast duck are just a few of the highlights on offer in this megacity. To restore inner balance, sign up for a high-energy fitness class or take a dip in Conrad Manila’s glittering infinity pool. At the spa, you’ll find petal-strewn soaking tubs, sauna and steam rooms, and sensational views of Manila Bay. There’s a mix of ESPA treatments and traditional local healing therapies to choose from, and, for a post-pampering treat, make sure you stop by the hotel’s Sails Pool Bar for a freshly prepared juice or smoothie.

Conrad Manila recommends:

The Kalinga Detoxifier. This two-hour treatment starts with an exfoliating Himalayan salt and coconut scrub followed by a turmeric body wrap and lymphatic drainage massage to eliminate toxins.

Sea views from the soaking tub at Conrad Manila’s treatment rooms

Watching the sun set over the ocean from the soaking tub at Conrad Manila’s treatment rooms never looked so good

Bengaluru, India

With exquisite sushi, sake, and world-class shopping on M.G. Road, there’s no shortage of enticements for visitors to cosmopolitan Bengaluru (AKA Bangalore). For a much-needed wellness jolt, kayak on Ulsoor Lake or take a reviving swim in the infinity pool at Conrad Bengalaru. Enter the hotel’s spa and you’ll find all-natural organic ILA products and a spa menu designed to release stress, calm the nervous system and eliminate jet lag.

Conrad Bengaluru recommends:

The “AIR” treatment starts with a Himalayan salt and poppy-seed scrub followed by a gayung shower infused with rose and tuberose oil. A gentle Anahata (heart) massage gives the lymphatic system attention using warm poultices before warm rose oil is poured all over the body. Soothing for both body and mind.

Conrad Bengaluru’s pool at sunset

Conrad Bengaluru’s pool at sunset is a sight to behold

Fort Lauderdale, USA

Home to more than four miles of Florida’s most glorious palm-studded beaches, water sports are top of the agenda in Fort Lauderdale. Water-skiing, surfing and paddle-boarding are all great ways of raising your heart rate. Recharge between tides with yoga on the beach, bike riding in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, or simply lounge in a cabana. In the spa at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, a range of revitalizing body wraps, facials and massages by Aromatherapy Associates, Avene and Isola, can be found—inspired by the healing powers of the sea.

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach recommends:

The “HydraFacial MD,” which uses patented technology to cleanse and exfoliate the skin before hydrating it with super-serums infused with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. Expect immediate results.

Sunset yoga on Fort Lauderdale Beach in Florida

Sunrise yoga on Fort Lauderdale Beach in Florida is a truly unique way to start your day.

Pune, India

After an inspirational day exploring sights such as the  Aga Khan Palace and tickling your taste buds powers of biryanis, what could be more enticing than a  good massage? Surround yourself in the serene environs of Conrad Pune’s wellness zone—a whole floor dedicated to relaxation and restoration—and you can take your pick from a role call of massages, facials, and pedicures. There’s also a state-of-the-art gym open 24/7, so no matter what time zone your body thinks it’s in, you can get a jet lag-quashing fix of cardio.

Conrad Pune recommends:

The “Ku Nye” massage.  This 90-minute treatment designed to restore vitality using a blend of five essential oils alongside Tibetan cupping, kneading, and acupressure techniques to release physical and mental tension.

And relax... in Conrad Pune’s wellness zone

Relax and Rejuvenate in Conrad Pune’s wellness zone

Istanbul, Turkey

A collision of sixth-century domes and modern skyscrapers, Istanbul is one of Europe’s most zeitgeisty cities right now.  After a whirlwind tour of mosques and markets, you’ll find tranquillity in the spa at Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus. Try a traditional Turkish hammam (your skin will never be softer)  or a luxurious body treatment by the Parisian skincare experts Charme D’Orient (Rassoul mud wraps and anti-cellulite wraps are their forte), and you’ll emerge feeling 10 years younger.

Conrad Istanbul recommends:

A Traditional Turkish Hammam. This ancient Ottoman treatment removes dead skin cells from top to toe via a Kesser glove and black olive soap, leaving you glowing all over. A relaxing massage follows.

Turkish hammam at Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

Step into an ancient ritual at the Turkish hammam at Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

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