With so many hotel spas in the world, it is difficult to choose where to reserve your next treatment. When looking for the best spas, however, there are a few that stand out in my mind. Below is a selection of my recommended best spas of the world. With there being so many great choices, I'll list a few of my favorites today and follow up with part two shortly. Whether you are interested in a deep tissue massage or acupressure, these spas will be sure to exceed your expectations.

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

The Peak Health Club & Spa at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London has been receiving critical acclaim since 2008 from the likes of Conde Nast Traveler. Besides the state of the art health club and pool, The Peak also offers the most pampering of treatments including detox wraps and body peals. This spa uses inspiration from Thai, Swedish, and aromatherapy techniques.

Canyon Ranch Miami Beach 
The 70,000 square foot state-of-the-art Wellness Spa at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach is the largest Florida has to offer. Unwind in their spectacular Aquavana thermal suite and enjoy body treatments that incorporate ancient, traditional and modern therapies. Choose from a wide range of services from deep-tissue thermal therapy to Ashiatsu, a deep barefoot massage.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Indulge in the healing powers of Waihua, the name ancient Hawaiians gave to water that is pure in every sense, at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua.  Choose from a variety of treatments and therapies based on native Hawaiian healing and the potent plants, flowers, fruits and herbs abundant in the islands.  Relax with a lomilomi massage, add vibrancy to your skin with a refreshing facial, or relieve stress and tension with a hot-stone lomilomi massage.

Mandarin Oriental New York

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental New York is equipped with six multi-functional treatment rooms with private showers, a Thai Yoga Suite with deep soaking tub and water features,  a VIP Spa Suite with fireplace and private steam & shower, separate men's and women's relaxation lounges, an Oriental Tea Lounge and more. Bamboo, stone and gold leaf set the tone for an unforgettable spa experience.

Hotel Guanahani & Spa

Hotel Guanahani is located on the north eastern part of Saint Barthelemy. Nestled amongst the bright colors and smooth shapes of its Creole architecture, the Guanahani Spa uses Clarins, the European Leader of upscale beauty care and renowned specialist in face and body products, to offer the best from the beauty institute.

Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing

The Aman Spa at Aman at Summer Palace has nine self-contained double treatment suites which offer relaxation to restore balance and harmony of mind and body. Each Spa Suite is fully-equipped with two vanities, bathtub, a large shower and steam room and massage room. The Therapists blend modern wellness therapies with Imperial Chinese well-being techniques from acupressure to stretching to focus on internal organ chi transformation.