From Miami to West Palm Beach, these design-forward spas offers aesthetics almost as good as the treatments.
A Zen aesthetic reigns supreme at the new K’Alma Spa in the Victor Hotel South Beach, where soothing crystals and textiles from spa founder Marizza Contreras’ native Peru dot the space. Contreras tapped Bea Pila of B. Pila Design Studio to create a hallway adorned with alabaster, rose quartz and other crystals representing the seven chakras, while a hammam features river pebbles and Calacatta marble for a sleek take on an ancient Turkish bath. kalmaspas.com
The secret to glowing skin can be found at Biologique Recherche in West Palm Beach, the first flagship spa in the U.S. by the French skin-care line known for its P50 tonic (think facial in a bottle). Designed by Hungarian firm MH Design, the spa is as gorgeous as you hope your skin will be when you leave. Guests are greeted at a gold-plated reception desk; furniture and wallcoverings were custom designed in Europe, with some walls done in oak to contrast with the marble floors. brspa.us
Escape to Valmont for The Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach, an Asian-inspired sanctuary where four private spa suites envisioned by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston International Architects present stunning ocean and pool views, granite soaking tubs and steam rooms, and an 80-foot indoor pool. The spa’s partnership with Swiss beauty brand Valmont means head-to-toe treatments that incorporate the skin-care line. thesetaihotel.com