Mandarin Oriental Spa
Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

We’re pretty sure we just discovered where Zen resides in this city: It’s lying facedown on a massage table at the Mandarin Oriental’s new spa.

The quintessential luxury hotel--which recently got a face-lift--has opened the doors to its indulgent urban retreat. Bathed in lulling beige and gold tones and adorned with Asian-inspired details, the 8,000-square-foot spa and fitness center practically implores you to unwind as soon as you step inside.

Developed by traditional Chinese medicine specialists and master aromatherapists, the spa treatments blend Eastern and modern techniques. A signature massage goes beyond the traditional rubdown by drawing on ancient philosophies to soothe your body and soul. And bespoke Time Rituals allow the therapists to tailor their spa prescriptions to your specific needs.

Zen doesn’t come cheap--massages start at $175--but we think you’ll agree it’s worth it.

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, 222 Sansome St., 415-276-9608

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