The Spa at Grove Park Inn
Rock. Water. Fire. Light. Almost spirit-like, these elements pervade The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn, which rests cavernously both above and below ground, boasting 43,000 square feet. Rock walls designed to echo the history and immensity of the granite boulders used to build the inn more than 100 years ago guide you through tunnels and entry- and exitways to reveal awe-striking water features—waterfalls, whirlpools and chlorine-free pools, soaked with trace minerals like potassium, magnesium and zinc. Fireplaces and fireside lounges add to the warmth and therapy of herbal teas as you soak in rays of natural light that intensify ethereal mountain views from the tiered terrace, while modern lighting fashioned like old-aged torches illuminates the settling dusk. There is no question: Majesty resides here. And with more than 60 treatments and 30 luxurious private rooms left to explore and a staff of competent professionals anxious to serve, expect to be treated like royalty (groveparkinn.com/the-spa).
—LaConia J. Dean