Royal Mansour (Marrakech, Morocco)
A list of the world’s best wellness hotels wouldn’t be complete without the Royal Mansour in Marrakech (the king of Morocco’s own hotel, FYI). Accessed through a citrus grove, the Royal Mansour’s distinctive spa is famous for its Pinterest-friendly aesthetic (think: a white lace-like atrium) and its hammam, which offers a luxurious twist on a traditional Moroccan purification ritual.
Take your wellbeing journey even further with one of the hotel’s signature three-, five-, seven- or 14-day themed retreats. Guests can pick from four programs – Immunity Boost, Rejuvenation, Rebalance and Weight Control – all of which blend activities, healthy meals created by Michelin-starred chefs and daily spa treatments.
Ryo Kan (Mexico City, Mexico)
After a day of taco-devouring and art-hunting in Mexico City, retreat to the unexpected serenity of Latin America’s first ryokan. Modeled after a traditional Japanese inn, each room at Ryo Kan is decorated with natural materials and neutral hues, and comes complete with tatami mats and sliding walls. Before returning to your room for a relaxing night of rest, head up to the roof, where you’ll find the hotel’s onsen – three circular tubs offering an inviting soak above the buzz of Little Tokyo. Once you’re done soaking in water, soak up some acoustics at Ryo Kan’s gong bath meditation, get a treatment at the hotel spa, or participate in a traditional tea ceremony.