As women became aware of the benefits of visiting a spa, more and more hotels began incorporating treatment rooms into their blueprints. Then, men realized that a sports massage could improve their golf game, while a facial could keep them looking younger, and started visiting them as well. Today, these palaces of pampering have become a multi-billion dollar industry. Hotel spas not only offer a wide range of services that can make customers of either gender look and feel better, they also have a distinct advantage: after a relaxing treatment, spa-goers can walk back to their on-site accommodations or relax by the pool instead of raising stress levels having to fight traffic on their way home. Here are our selections for the top ten spa hotels around the world.
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